LA gun buyback program on May 4

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L.A.'s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee
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The LAPD and the mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office will will host the annual gun buyback program on Saturday, May 4. People can surrender their firearms anonymously, with no questions asked, in exchange for a Ralphs or Visa pre-paid card — up to $200 for assault weapons and up to $100 for handguns, rifles and shotguns.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers ask that firearms be transported unloaded in vehicle trunks. If firearms are found to be stolen, they will be returned to their rightful owners. The rest of the surrendered guns will be destroyed by the LAPD.

There are four drop off locations:

Central Los Angeles — LAPD Northeast Area
LAFD Fire Academy
Frank Hotchkins Training Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Valley — LAPD Van Nuys Area
Van Nuys Masonic Building Assoc.
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405

South Los Angeles — LAPD 77th Area
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
7900 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

South Los Angeles — LAPD Harbor Area
Park & Ride Parking Lot
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

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