Mayor Villaraigosa Announce Locations For Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative

Mayor Villaraigosa Announce Locations For Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative

Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD to Announce Locations
For Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative

WHAT: News Conference to announce Citywide Gun Buyback locations.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Fire Department
Frank Hotchkins Training Academy
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, California 90012

WHO: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes
Representatives from victim advocacy, community, and faith-based organizations

WHY: The 2013 Gun buyback will reward the voluntary surrender of firearms while engaging the community towards a common goal of reducing gun violence, an initiative of the Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) office. The Gun Buyback effort is a partnership with the LAPD and numerous community and faith-based organizations.
The Gun Buyback efforts will secure four neutral locations throughout the City where individuals can surrender their firearms-no questions asked.

In exchange for the firearm, the individual will receive a Ralphs or VISA pre-paid card for up to $200. Since the inception of the Gun Buyback Program in 2009, nearly 10,000 firearms have been taken off the streets.

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