LA offers groceries for guns in annual buyback

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Los Angeles police are offering grocery store gift cards for guns in a buyback program that was moved up in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

Long lines of cars have formed Wednesday as people turn in weapons at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple.

The anonymous buyback program means weapons can be turned in with no questions asked. Handguns, rifles and shotguns can be exchanged for $100 Ralphs grocery store gift cards. Assault weapons earn a $200 card.

The program, designed to get guns off the streets, usually is held in May. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa decided to do it now in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.

A buyback last May netted about 1,700 guns.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184875211 - wndu.com/a?a=184875211
Gray Television, Inc.