Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department “Gifts for Guns” Program

Janueary 21, 2013

Sheriff Baca and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will be discussing the "Gifts for Guns" program. This program provides an opportunity for residents to safely and anonymously surrender any firearm to the Sheriff's Department in exchange for a gift card ($200 for assault weapons, $100 for a handgun, rifle, or shotgun and $50 for a non-operational firearm) redeemable at Target or Ralphs Markets. Participants will be directed to a series of check points where the firearms will be located, inventoried, surrendered and rendered safe.

The event will occur on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a press conference at 11:30 a.m. The program will be held at the Ralphs Market Parking Lot, 280 East Compton Boulevard Compton, California 90220.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at (323) 810-1973 or Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau at (323) 267-4800.



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