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Sheriff's Department Holding 'Gifts for Guns' Weapon Buyback Event

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In this Dec. 2007 photo, guns are collected by the LA County Sheriff's Department (Photo by Sundogg via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Angelenos, if you didn't get your unwanted firearm to one of the two Los Angeles Police Department buyback locations the day after Christmas to swap for a gift card, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is here to give you another opportunity.

The LASD is holding their "Gifts for Guns" buyback event on Monday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sheriff's Department is offering gift cards to either Ralphs or Target in three denominations: $200 for assault weapons, $100 for a handgun, rifle, or shotgun and $50 for a non-operational firearm.

Those wishing to rid themselves of their guns can take them to the parking lot of the Ralphs at 280 East Compton Boulevard in Compton, and they will be directed to a series of check points where the firearms will be located, inventoried, surrendered and rendered safe, then the gift card(s) will be issued.

The LASD's "Gifts for Guns" program is the elder buyback to the LAPD's annual gun-for-gift cards exchange; "Gifts for Guns" has been running since 2005.