facebook
twitter
search
search

City turns melted guns into jewelry

Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The mayor of a New Jersey city is promoting "The Caliber Collection," a line of jewelry made from gun casings and bullets seized by police.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker unveiled the first pieces from the collection, made from melted down weapons seized by his city's police department, Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported Thursday.

Booker said the idea is to turn the melted guns and bullets into "an instrument of peace," of which a portion of the profits will go toward the city's gun buyback amnesty program.

The jewelry, available at calibercollection.com, ranges in price from $150 to $375.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Cory Booker
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Buyer in U.S. orders 1 million doughnuts from France
SoBe apologizes for alarming bottle cap message
Judge, former classmate have emotional reunion in court
Watch from a sea turtle's perspective as it swims through Great Barrier Reef
Wimbledon headband deemed too colorful for Wimbledon athletes