Los Angeles to hold gun buyback events throughout city on Saturday.

The City of Los Angeles Gun Buyback program will offer…

The City of Los Angeles Gun Buyback program will offer $100 and $200 gift certificates to people who turn in weapons this Saturday at several locations.
“This is designed to take guns off the streets,” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Ivan Minsal told the San Fernando Valley Sun.

“If you have a firearm that you no longer use, maybe you no longer go to the shooting range or if your life has changed and you don’t have any need for that firearm, this is an easy way and the proper way to dispose of them.”

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, those who turn in shotguns, handguns and rifles will get a $100 gift certificate from Ralphs Supermarket or Visa. People who turn in assault weapons will get a $200 gift certificate. The certificates will be handed out while supplies last, and authorities reserve the right to limit the number of weapons turned by an individual.

Last year, more than 2,500 weapons were turned in to the LAPD in a similar event, and in 2009, more than 1,700 weapons were turned in.

Source: Daily News

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  • General Jim M

    There will now be a spike in stolen guns.what are these morons thinking to give money to people for illegal guns?Send the friggin Mexican illegal aliens back and crime in LA will drop.Then the police department will take home the quality guns and sell the moderately good one and destroy the rest.You don’t really think they’d destroy a perfect condition Colt python do you?

  • Eric

    Just shows the anti-self-defense bias of the L.A. City Council, which, is really a product of American Left-Wing Universities, like the University of California at Los Angeles and, of course, the Film Industry. As Jeff Cooper once wrote, we live in the Age of Illusion, so the Truth is worse than irrelevant…it must be suppressed! Why? To sell “education,” to sell “feel-good” movies, to sell the totalitarian public policy of the Dems. What is being “sold?” The Big Lie: the Uptopia of the Flower Children, which has never and can never co-exist with Ferral Man. When guns are outlawed, only Outlaws will be free…

  • This has been and remains a PATHETIC AND RIDICULOUS ACT OF ANTI GUN STUPIDITY. Consider the population of Los Angelos…and laugh at this kalifornia kraziness which results in absolutely ZERO increase in personal security…KALIFORNIA 37 MILLION RESIDENTS (MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS) W A GRAND TOTAL OF 36,000 CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS…NO CONCEALED CARRY BECAUSE IN KALI YOU CAN DEFEND YOURSELF W AN UNLOADED OPEN CARRY HANDGUN…IF YOUR NOT ARRESTED OR MUGGED.

  • Jeff

    Any one in LA, should just head down and offer $300 cash to anyone bringing a worthwhile weapon.