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Got Guns? Prefer Gift Cards? Make the Trade On Saturday

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the LAPD, and faith-based community organizations are teaming up for the second time to run a citywide Gun Buyback on Saturday. As part of efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities, individuals who voluntarily surrender their firearms will be rewarded with gift cards from either Visa or Ralphs grocery store. Giving up your handgun gets you a $100 card, while your assault weapon will get you a $200 card. Not sure which gun you have? "The LAPD Gun Unit will be on site to determine the type of classification on the firearm surrendered."

Oh, but make sure you get your trade-in weapon to the exchange location safely. Your guns need to be brought in unloaded, and in the trunk of your car. We've got the addresses of the 5 exchange locations after the jump.

East Los Angeles Area
Legacy LA (Hollenbeck Area)
1350 N. San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, California 90015

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South Los Angeles Area
Park & Ride Parking Lot (Harbor Area)
1300 West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, California 90744

Valley Area
Facey Medical Building (Mission Area)
11165 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, California 91345

South Los Angeles Area
Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church (77th Area)
7900 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90047

West Los Angeles Area/ Hollywood Are
Farm Fresh Ranch Grocery Store
5520 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028