The Rochester Police Department is calling September's gun buyback a success.
The RPD showed off the weapons Friday at a news conference. In total, 244 weapons were collected: 150 of those were handguns, 89 were long guns and a handful were antique weapons.
Police Chief James Sheppard said four of the guns were stolen.
"Last year we took in 132 guns at a buyback, so far this year, say 240 plus and we seize 900 guns a year as well. That tells you the volumes of weapons we have in the city. I was just thinking about it overnight that on a ten-year basis, we take in 10,000 guns off the streets of Rochester," Sheppard said.
Police say the stolen guns will be returned to their owners. All the others will be destroyed.
As a side note, the Groveland Correctional Facility and its inmates raised $1,000 for the buyback program.