facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

City turns melted guns into jewelry

Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM   |   Comments

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.

Topics: Cory Booker
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
2
See the 4-inch dog that may be England's smallest
3
Watch outraged parent rip Calif. school district for 'forcing' special needs students to recycle
4
Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help
5
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback