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Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem

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BENSALEM, Pa. -

A gun buyback program in Bensalem Township was met with some competition.

People lined up to turn in their unwanted weapons Wednesday night.

Township officials offered between $50 and $200 for each weapon. They say they hope the buyback will reduce gun violence in the township.

Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.

"As responsible gun owners we're concerned that some worthy, quality firearms might be turned in and destined for destruction and our objective is to save them from destruction," said gun advocate Rob Pepe.

The group says they bought a couple guns, although they say the vast majority of weapons turned in were more or less junk.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden is urging Democratic lawmakers to not fear gun control legislation because it is politically dangerous.

Biden was speaking to House Democrats at their annual retreat. He says pressure from the NRA and gun lobbyists is no reason to vote against gun control measures.

Biden argues public opinion has changed since an assault weapons ban was first passed in 1994.

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