LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Assault weapons, handguns and other firearms can be surrendered with no questions asked at three drop-off spots on Dec. 14 in exchange for up to $200 in Ralphs grocery cards, the mayor's office announced today.
The program, organized by Mayor Eric Garcetti's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the:
-- Masonic Temple, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys;
-- Park & Ride lot, 1300 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington; and
-- Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, 1700 Stadium Way, Elysian Park.
Assault weapons can be exchanged for up to $200 in grocery cards, while handguns, rifles and shotguns will yield Ralphs cards valued up to $100.
Since the gun buyback program began in 2009, 11,000 firearms have been turned in, according to the mayor's office.