The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development along with other groups are holding an anonymous gun buyback program this Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
People will receive cash gift cards in exchange for their weapons.
There are two locations where you can turn in used, unwanted firearms: the Facey Medical Group, 11333 Sepulveda Blvd., in Mission Hills; and the Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles.
Turn in a handgun, shotgun or rifle and collect a $100 gift card. It’s $200 for an assault weapon.
You don’t have to fill out any paperwork, answer any questions or provide any information whatsoever.
Each year, more than 30,000 people are killed by firearms in the United States. Authorities hope these type of events can keep guns out of the wrong hands.
— Alex Garcia