A gun buyback in Los Angeles on Wednesday drew thousands of participants who turned in their firearms in exchange for gift cards, the Los Angeles Times reports.
From the Times:
Cars queued up for blocks at the drive-through events, with the city giving cards worth up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons. There was a bit of haggling involved, but the guns were all taken.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa rescheduled the gun exchange from Mother's Day to Wednesday in response to the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. According to the Times, nearly 1,700 guns had been collected by Wednesday afternoon.
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