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News Release

Friday, December 13, 2013

Media Relations

2013 Gun Buyback Program

WHAT:
City of Los Angeles Anonymous Gun Buyback

WHEN:
Saturday, December 14, 2013
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      
WHERE:
CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
LAFD Fire Academy
Frank Hotchkins Training Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

SOUTH LOS ANGELES
Park & Ride Parking Lot
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

SAN FERNADO VALLEY
Van Nuys Masonic Building Association
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405    

Note:
LAPD Media Relations Public Information Officer will be available at the Frank Hotchkins Training Academy from 8 a.m.to 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for questions on the Gun Buyback Program.
        
WHY:
The citywide Gun Buyback Program is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD).  Major corporate sponsorship is being provided by KCBS-2 and KCAL-9.  City leaders and LAPD Gun experts will also be available to answer questions about the event and about the guns.  

Individuals may surrender guns anonymously at any of the three Gun Buyback locations.  The Public is reminded that when bringing a firearm to a location, please leave the unloaded gun(s) in a locked container or stored in a vehicle trunk.   The Gun Buyback staff will provide direction to individuals surrendering guns after discussing their intent to surrender a weapon.  Those interested in receiving a Ralph’s gift card, may qualify for a $100 card for handguns, shotguns, and rifles and $200 for assault weapons as classified in the state of California.  

LAPD in collaboration with Project ChildSafe a nationwide program that encourages safe and responsible firearm ownership, will also be providing free gun locks at each of the three sites.  

For further information, please contact the Mayor’s Communication office at 213-978-0741 or LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


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