LA Mayor and LAPD Chief Review of 2018 Gun Buyback NA18100ma

May 15, 2018

WHAT: City of Los Angeles Announces Results for Anonymous Gun Buyback

WHEN: May 16, 2018 9 a.m.

WHO: Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck LAPD Gun Unit

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Headquarters Compstat Room 100 West 1st Street Los Angeles, California

WHY: On May 12, 2018, the public was invited to surrender guns anonymously at any of the two Gun Buyback locations in the City of Los Angeles. Upon surrendering a weapon, a gift card, valued at $100, was issued for handguns, shotguns, and rifles and a $200 gift card was issued for assault weapons as classified in the state of California. The citywide Gun Buyback Program is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD). City leaders and LAPD gun experts will be available to announce results and to answer questions regarding the event.

VISUALS: Several handguns, rifles and weapons surrendered during the 2018 Los Angeles Gun Buyback event held on May 12, 2018.

For further information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.