Anonymous Gun Buyback
Led by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD) in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the City of Los Angeles Gun Buyback initiative rewards the voluntary surrender of firearms while also engaging our communities towards a common goal of reducing gun violence. The City of Los Angeles Gun Buyback initiative is part of a GRYD violence reduction strategy that transitions into the Summer Night Lights Program.
In partnership with the LAPD, the gun buyback effort secures neutral locations throughout the city where individuals can surrender their firearms, no questions asked.
In collaboration with LAPD and with support from local news and media outlets, faith-based and community based organizations (including The GRYD Foundation), the citywide Gun Buyback initiative has collected 14,442 unwanted guns in return for grocery gift cards since its inception.