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News Release

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Media Relations

2014 Gun Buyback Program

WHAT:
City of Los Angeles Anonymous Gun Buyback

WHEN:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:
MID-CITY LOS ANGELES AREA
2379 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(Parking lot between Wilton Place and Gramercy Place)

VALLEY-VAN NUYS AREA            
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(Masonic Lodge)

Note:
An LAPD Media Relations Public Information Officer will be at each of the locations and available for questions.

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, KCAL-9 and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  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 either of the two 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.

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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