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Giving up guns for a safe holiday

December 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The Compton Sheriff's Station held a "Gifts for Guns" event on Saturday.The event was held in the parking lot of a Ralph's supermarket on the 200 block of East Compton Boulevard.

The program allows area residents to safely turn in any firearm anonymously; no questions asked. In exchange, those who turn in a firearm receive a $100 gift card.

The amount increases to $200 for assault weapons. "We're here because we want safer streets here in the city of Compton and throughout the second supervisorial district. The county of Los Angeles ought to be able to enjoy this holiday season in safety," said Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor.

The gift cards are to Best Buy, Target or Ralph's grocery store.


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