Gun Buyback Program
CBS2′s Pat Harvey sat down with the mayor to talk about the importance of the program, aimed at reducing violence.
The Los Angeles Police Department, Mayor Eric Garcetti and CBS2/KCAL9 will host a gun buyback event Saturday at three locations across the city.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that 152 guns were collected in the department’s buyback event at Belvedere Park on Saturday.
Deputies will offer gift cards worth up to $200 for guns surrendered at the East First Street and Mednik Avenue Belvedere Park parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheriff Lee Baca said at a press conference Wednesday.
Los Angeles officials announced Monday that the city’s weekend gun-buyback event resulted in the surrender of more than 1,000 guns.
A gun buyback event held Wednesday was so popular that LAPD officials ran out of the gift cards they were using as an incentive.
The city of L.A.’s annual gun buyback event will take place Wednesday in Downtown L.A. and Van Nuys, moved up several months in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Venture into the LAPD’s gun locker and you’ll find hand guns, assault rifles and machine guns. Chief Charlie Beck gave KCAL9 News a rare look inside the gun locker and showed the bizarre weapons officers have seized on the streets of L.A.
The city took control of more than 2,000 firearms during its annual gun buy-back program over the weekend.
Don’t miss the Eye on Our Community special Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. with Laura Diaz as she looks at the Gun Buyback program and the organizations working to stop gun violence in Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles is asking for residents to turn in their firearms with no questions asked.