Conway gun buy back

The Conway Police Department along with the Horry County Police Department and Sherriff's Office collect more than 130 weapons during its first gun buy back Saturday.

The Horry County Police teamed up with the Conway Police Department and the Horry County Sherriff’s Office to get guns off the street Saturday.

A gun buy back at two locations in Conway collected more than 130 handguns, shot guns and assault riffles.

The person selling a gun could get up to $200 depending on the type of weapon.

But the event was about more than just collecting guns.

"Mainly, [we wanted] to bring about awareness to the fact that it takes one to bring in gun, and that will help to stop the violence in the streets,” April Garner with UPWARD, who helped organize the event with the law enforcement agencies, said. “We wanted them to understand there's a way to do it."

All of the weapons collected Saturday will be destroyed.

Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police said with the turnout, he could see another event like this happening soon.

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