3 During three different buyback days over the past year, the Sheriff's Office received more than 2-thousand guns. The department, with contributions from the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, paid the owners 50-dollars for each gun. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem is live at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office where Sheriff Rutherford and Delores Barr Weaver held a news conference to announce a new initiative of the upcoming gun buyback event. 3 3 As you said- at the past three buy backs people who brought in guns- no questioned asked would get $50-what's been announced now is the Delores Barr Weaver Fund is going to match the donationsfor every gun they will also donate $50 to the Jacksonville's Police Athletic League. 3 ) The police athletic league helps children- they have summer camps and scholarships and an event we always cover that they put on the annual shop with a cop event around the holidays.Delores Barr Weaver says she wanted to help fund the gun buyback program in the first place to help children 3 The Sheriff's Office says the buyback program has been a successful way to allow people to get rid of guns safely.They get anywhere from about 500 to over 800 guns at each buyback ...Most are handguns, but also a lot of long guns..They also accept any unwanted ammunition you may want to get rid of.The Sheriff also says about 70 thousand dollars coming from drug busts will also help fund the gun buy backs 3 3 The Sheriff's Office also operates a separate gun program called the gun bounty program.That offers a $1,000 reward for information that gets an illegal gun off the streets.Live from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, AM C4 TLS. Ashley, do they ever get any stolen guns turned in?ANSWER- Because guns can be surrendered with no questions asked, JSO has recovered 33 stolen firearms in the last year.