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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD to Announce Locations For Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative NA13064sm

WHAT:
News Conference to announce Citywide Gun Buyback locations.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Frank Hotchkins Training Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, California 90012

WHO:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes
Representatives from victim advocacy, community, and faith-based organizations

WHY:
The 2013 Gun buyback will reward the voluntary surrender of firearms while engaging the community towards a common goal of reducing gun violence, an initiative of the Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) office.   The Gun Buyback effort is a partnership with the LAPD and numerous community and faith-based organizations.

The Gun Buyback efforts will secure four neutral locations throughout the City where individuals can surrender their firearms-no questions asked.

In exchange for the firearm, the individual will receive a Ralphs gift card for up to $200. Since the inception of the Gun Buyback Program in 2009, nearly 10,000 firearms have been taken off the streets.

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