‘Gifts for Guns’ Coming to East and Northeast LA, No Questions Asked

By EGP News Services

Local law enforcement agencies are holding Gun Buyback events on May 8 and May 9 in East Los Angeles and Northeast Los Angeles in an effort to get firearms off the streets.

The Sheriff’s Department will hold a “Gifts for Guns” drive-through event in East Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday and will exchange $100 gift cards for handguns, rifles and $200 cards for assault weapons. They will be located at the Belvedere Park parking lot on the 100th block of Mednik Avenue.

The Los Angeles Police Department will also offer $100 and $200 gift cards for firearms and assault weapons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ramona Hall in Northeast Los Angeles located at 4580 Figueroa Street.

The events are part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 2009 Gang Plan and are held in conjunction with LAPD, the City Attorney’s Office, LA County Sheriff’s Department, and community and faith-based organizations.

The weapons that are bought back will be melted down and destroyed.

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May 7, 2009  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


One Response to “‘Gifts for Guns’ Coming to East and Northeast LA, No Questions Asked”

  1. Bruce Jackson on May 10th, 2009 6:53 am

    Hmmm – “melted down and destroyed.” Is that better than just melted or just destroyed?

    What a waste of income. Re-sell the guns through a licensed FFL dealer and use the income for something good.

    Boy am I glad I am on the RIGHT coast!

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