Monday, May 6, 2013

Gun Buy-Back Program

Gun buy-back program in Los Angeles press conference at LAPD headquarters.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that 1172 guns were turned in at 4 locations in Los Angeles. Gift cards are given in trade for the no-question buyback program. $200 for assault weapons and $100 for handguns.
One pipe-bomb was also turned in, LAPD arrested the suspect who stated that god wanted him to turn in the bomb, and not to blow up the Hollywood sign anymore.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
AK-47 assault rifle.

The Mayor and the Chief.

Assault rifles on display.