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News Release

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Media Relations

Mayor Villaraigosa and the LAPD Announce Second Year of Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative



What:

Gun Buy Back Program

When:
Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:
Legacy LA (Hollenbeck Area)
1350 N. San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
East Los Angeles Area

Park & Ride Parking Lot (Harbor Area)
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, California 90744
South Los Angeles Area

Facey Medical Building (Mission Area)
11165 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, California 91345
Valley Area

Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church (77th Area)
7900 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90047
South Los Angele Area

Farm Fresh Ranch Grocery Store
5520 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028
West Los Angeles Area/ Hollywood Area  

Why:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by the LAPD and community faith based organizations will be having their second citywide Gun Buyback program aimed at reducing the level of gun violence in Los Angeles.

This is an initiative of the Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office.  The 2010 Gun Buyback program will reward the voluntary surrender of firearms with pre paid visa cards or a gift card to Ralphs valued at $100 for hand guns and $200 for assault weapons, while engaging the community toward a common goal reducing gun violence.  

The LAPD Gun Unit will be on site to determine the type of classification on the firearm surrendered.

The Gang Reduction Youth Development office is currently working with the LAPD, Ralphs, and media partner KCAL 9/KCBS 2.

Note:
People are asked to transport their firearms unloaded and in the trunk of your vehicle.

For more information please the Mayors Public Information Officer David Beltran at 213-978-0741 or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.