Guns may be surrendered, with no questions asked, at four locations Saturday in exchange for Ralphs grocery cards valued at up to $200, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today.
The city will accept firearms from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at:
- The Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., in central Los Angeles
- The park and ride parking lot at 1300 W. Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington
- The parking lot at 2379 W. Washington Blvd. in West Los Angeles
- The Van Nuys Masonic Temple, 14750 Sherman Way
Almost 12,000 firearms have been taken off the streets since the city's gun buyback program started in 2009, according to the mayor's office.
Garcetti also announced he has appointed Anne C. Tremblay permanent director of his Gang Reduction and Youth Development office, which runs the gun buyback and the Summer Night Lights program.
--City News Service