Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD collected 1,673 guns this Mother’s Day weekend

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Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD collected 1,673 guns this Mother’s Day weekend through the 2012 Gun Buyback program!

From the Mayor’s Facebook: “Thank you to the Angelenos who turned in a firearm this weekend for the 2012 Gun Buyback program and helping us secure a safer City for everyone. 1,673 firearms were collected.”
“We do it on Mother’s Day because we think mothers have a strong influence on families and will get them to turn in their unwanted guns,”

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told KTLA-TV Channel 5.
In exchange for the guns, people received a Ralphs or Visa prepaid card for varying amounts depending on the gun type — up to $200 for assault weapons and up to $100 for handguns, rifles and shotguns.
Since the program began, over 6,200 guns have been taken off the streets and gun violence has been reduced 20%, Beck said.

This is crazy to think about!! the people who turned in guns were normal every day people like me and you imagine the people who are shady and still have theirs!!! now thats a scary thought!!!

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