LA Collects 2037 Firearms in Post-Christmas Gun Buyback

Gift cards of $100 given for most guns, $200 for "assault weapons"


More than 2,000 firearms—including 75 assault weapons—were collected Wednesday during the first Los Angeles gun buyback since the shooting deaths of 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The buybacks, which began in LA in 2009, offer gift cards in exchange for firearms. Buybacks were conducted Wednesday in Van Nuys and at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.