Wednesday, May 04, 2011

LA's Gun Buyback is this Saturday

In an effort to reduce gun violence on our streets and in our neighborhoods, the City of Los Angeles will host a Gun Buyback program on Saturday, May 7.

Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., individuals may bring their firearms to law enforcement officers at the locations listed below. In exchange, they will receive a gift card to Ralph's or a VISA pre-paid card. The amount of the gift card will depend on the type of firearm that is submitted -- up to $200 for assault weapons as defined by California state law and up to $100 for all handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

Since the Gun Buyback program was launched in Los Angeles in 2009, the program has collected more than 4,200 firearms.

Here is a list of 2011 Gun Buyback locations:

Florentine Gardens
5951 Hollywood Boulevard

LAFD Fire Academy (Frank Hotchkins Training Academy)
1700 Stadium Way

Park and Ride Parking Lot
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
7900 South Western Avenue

Santa Barbara Plaza
3900 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Facey Medical Center Parking Lot
11165 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills