LOS ANGELES - Nearly 800 firearms were surrendered last week during the LAPD's annual gun buyback event.
The Citywide Gun Buyback Program is an initiative of the Mayor's Office Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program. Community members received $100 gift cards in exchange for most firearms and $200 for firearms classified as assault rifles.
Individuals can surrender their LAPD Community Police Station all year long. When bringing a firearm to a police station, leave the unloaded gun in a locked container or stored in a vehicle trunk. Officers will assist you with the weapon surrendering process. For more information, visit www.lapdonline.org to find the nearest community police station.