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Friday, May 3, 2013

Media Relations

2013 Gun Buyback Program NA13074rl

WHAT:
City of Los Angeles Anonymous Gun Buyback

WHEN:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WHERE:
CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
LAFD Fire Academy
Frank Hotchkins Training Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

SOUTH LOS ANGELES
Park & Ride Parking Lot
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

SOUTH LOS ANGELES
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
7900 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

SAN FERNADO VALLEY
Van Nuys Masonic Building Association
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Note:
Chief of Police Charlie Beck will be at the Frank Hotchkins Training Academy around 12:00 p.m. and available for questions on the Gun Buyback Program.

WHY:
The citywide Gun Buyback Program is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD).  Major corporate sponsorship is being provided by KCBS-2 and KCAL-9.  City leaders and LAPD Gun experts will also be available to answer questions about the event and about the guns.

Individuals may surrender guns anonymously at any of the four Gun Buyback locations.  The Public is reminded that when bringing a firearm to a location, please leave the unloaded gun(s) in a locked container or stored in a vehicle trunk.   The Gun Buyback staff will provide direction to individuals surrendering guns after discussing their intent to surrender a weapon.  Those interested in receiving a Ralph’s gift card, may qualify for a $100 card for handguns, shotguns, and rifles and $200 for assault weapons as classified in the state of California.

For further information, please contact the Mayor’s Communication office at 213-978-0741 or LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.

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