L.A. pays out $200,000 for firearms
Greens for Glocks was a success this year, according to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarigosa.
For the second time in two years, the city of L.A. offered up cash and gift cards for anyone who would trade their right to bear arms. There was a “no questions asked” policy and according to LA Weekly, the experiment resulted in a cache of 2,500 guns — up from 800 last year.
There was, of course, a sliding scale for weapons:
The program paid out nearly $200,000 in Visa pre-paid cards and Ralph’s gift cards for the weapons; $100 worth of plastic went for a handgun and $200 worth was doled out for an assault weapon, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. The buyback happened at five locations in the city Saturday, including drop-off points in Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles. Wilmington and Mission Hills and Hollywood.
No word yet as to what the city would offer if given a bazooka.