Newark Mayor Cory Booker
Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

From Clutch Magazine:

Last week on Rachel Maddow’s show, Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection.” The bracelets, with prices ranging from $175-375, are made from the metal of 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department.

Booker teamed up with jewelry designer Jessica Mindich to repurpose guns secured from Newark’s buy-back program. The bracelets are made from metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department.

Booker told Maddow that ‘a large percentage of the proceeds go to more gun buy-backs in Newark.’ Each bracelet has the serial number of a seized gun, as well as the word ‘NEWARK,’ etched on its side. The jewelry line program, Booker said on Maddow, transforms weapons into an instrument of peace.’

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