What happens to the guns collected in buybacks? To the shell casings collected at crime scenes after their use as evidence has expired? If you’re Jewelry for a Cause’s Jessica Mindich, you turn them into bracelets. According to the website of The Caliber Collection:
The Caliber Collection is made up of metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department. The result is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal. Jewelry for a Cause proudly donates a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the Gun Buyback Amnesty program in Newark.
There are steel and brass bracelets. The steel bracelets are made from guns, the brass are made from shell casings collected at crime scenes.