2018 Anonymous Gun Buyback

Every gun we take off the streets is one less chance for a violent crime or tragic accident to strike. On May 12th, 2018, the Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development and the LAPD collected almost 500 guns, including close to three dozen assault weapons.

In 2017, Mayor Garcetti set a goal to remove at least 20,000 guns from the streets of L.A. in five years — and we’re on the fast-track to meet that goal, with 7,300 guns collected last year alone.

Click here to read more about the Mayor’s announcement.

The 2018 anonymous gun buyback event was held at two locations in the City of Los Angeles.

Frank Hotchkin Training Center
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, California 90012

Facey Medical Group
11165 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, California 91345

For more information, download the flyer (English/Spanish)

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.

The gun buyback effort secures neutral locations throughout the city where individuals can surrender their firearms, no questions asked. All firearms collected are destroyed.

In collaboration with LAPD and with support from local news and media outlets, faith-based and community based organizations like The GRYD Foundation, the citywide Gun Buyback initiative has collected over 16,000 unwanted guns in return for grocery gift cards since its inception.

2018 Gun Buyback Flyer
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