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LA gun buyback collects thousands

2 years ago December 27, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Thursday, December 27 2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:32:49 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

The city of Los Angeles collected 2,037 weapons during its one day gun buyback program that was moved up after the massacre at a school in Connecticut. The mayor's office says it included 901 handguns, 698 rifles. 363 shotguns and 75 assault-style weapons. The guns were exchanged with no questions asked for supermarket gift cards ranging up to $200 depending on the style of gun. The annual buyback is usually held in May but was moved in response to the murders of students and teachers and Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Long lines of cars and people were at two locations on Wednesday as owners did the exchanges.

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