The City of Los Angeles is hosting its annual gun buyback program on Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CBS2 and KCAL9 are sponsors of this year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback, an effort to get illegal guns off the street. Residents are invited to turn in firearms for up to $200 in gift cards from Ralphs with no questions being asked. The event is taking place at two locations across Southern California.
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 in 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. Locations include:
San Fernando Valley
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(Van Nuys Masonic Temple)
Mid-City Los Angeles
2379 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(Parking lot between Wilton & Gramercy Place)
For more information, call 1-877-LAPD-247.