Long lines form at San Diego gun exchange

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gun owners formed long lines in San Diego to turn in weapons as authorities vowed to step up firearms exchanges after the Connecticut school shooting.

Several gun owners said Friday they were motivated by last week’s rampage. Lie Anderson drove nearly an hour to trade in her .357 Magnum, saying she has great-grandchildren and didn’t want it to fall into the wrong hands.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says he plans to expand gun exchanges to other areas of the county within six months.

The sheriff’s department contributed $10,000 to the United African American Ministerial Action Council’s annual exchange, which is now in its fifth year. Gun owners get $50 grocery vouchers for a rifle and $100 vouchers for handguns and assault weapons.

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