City of Los Angeles Anonymous Gun Buyback NA17089jr

May 9, 2017

WHAT: Press conference

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017 9 a.m.

WHERE:LAPD 77th Street Area Station 7600 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003

WHO:LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides LAPD Gun Unit Detectives Lawanda Hawkins, Justice for Murdered Children Friends and family members of victims of gun violence

WHY: This year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback is an effort to remove illegal guns off the street. Residents are invited to turn in firearms for up to $200 in gift cards with no questions being asked. The event is taking place at two locations across Southern California. Gift cards worth $100 will be handed out in exchange for handguns, shotguns and rifles. Those turning in assault weapons, as classified by the state of California, will be given $200 gift cards. Quantities of gift cards are limited and subject to availability. Organizers ask that firearms be transported unloaded in vehicle trunks. There is no limit to the number of firearms that can be surrendered. However, there may be a limit on the number of gift cards an individual can receive. Friends and family members of victims of gun violence will be available for interview following the event announcement.

May 13, 2017 Gun Buyback Locations:

Los Angeles Sports Arena Facey Medical Group 3939 S. Figueroa St. 11165 Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90037 Mission Hills, CA 91345

CONTACT: For more information contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910