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Los Angeles Gun Buyback Set For May 12

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Got a firearm lying around? Turn it for a gift card for up to $200 during the city of Los Angeles’ 2012 Gun Buyback Program.

CBS2 and KCAL9 are sponsors of this year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback, when residents are invited to turn in their firearms for up to $200 in gift cards from Ralphs, no questions asked.

This year’s gun buyback happens Saturday, May 12 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in six locations across Los Angeles. Gift cards worth $100 will be handed out in exchange for handguns, shotguns and rifles. Those turning in assault weapons, as classified by the state of California, will be given $200 gift cards. Quantities of gift cards are limited and subject to availability.

Organizers ask that firearms be transported unloaded and vehicle trunks. There is no limit to the number of firearms that can be surrendered, however, there may be a limit on the number of gift cards an individual can receive.

Once surrendered, firearms become the property of the Los Angeles Police Department. Firearms will be checked for lost and stolen status, and organizers say they will return those weapons to their rightful owners. The rest of the surrendered guns will be destroyed by the LAPD.

Central Los Angeles – Northeast Area
LAFD Fire Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mid City – Olympic Area
Korean Evangelical Zion Church
2149 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Valley – Mission Area
Facey Medical Center Parking Lot
11165 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

South Los Angeles -77th Area
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
7900 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

South Los Angeles – Harbor Area
Park & Ride Parking Lot
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

South Los Angeles – Southeast Area
Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church
10435 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90002

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