Monday, May 14, 2012

Los Angeles Police Dept (L.A.P.D.) gun buyback yields rocket launcher, assault weapons

BELOW PHOTO: Look at the magazine capacity of the below assault weapon....WOW!


A $2,000 pair of pocket pistols and a military rocket launcher -- sans rocket -- were among the 1,673 firearms that Los Angeles residents traded in for gift cards in the city’s gun buyback this weekend.

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa showed off an array of handguns, rifles, shotguns, rifles and assault weapons collected at six locations and piled before them Monday at a news conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building.

Some of the weapons were functional and some were not, they said, but most still had lethal potential.

“You’re not hunting ducks with this stuff,” Villaraigosa said. “Too often, these weapons are used to hunt and shoot down people -- and that is why we are here today.”

Gun owners traded their unwanted firearms for gift cards from Ralphs or Visa -- up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons. Participants could turn in guns anonymously, with no questions asked.

This year’s buyback, an initiative of the mayor's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office, yielded 791 handguns, 527 rifles, 302 shotguns and 53 assault weapons, including one with a 50-round clip and silencer. Last year the effort netted 2,062 firearms.


The buyback includes an educational outreach campaign involving police, gang prevention and intervention agencies, and community and religious leaders.

“In the four years we have been doing this, we have taken almost 8,000 weapons off the streets of Los Angeles,” Beck said, adding that gun violence has dropped nearly 20%.

Despite such efforts, there still are an estimated 3 million firearms in Los Angeles, Beck said.

He said he has “no problem” with legal gun ownership, but that unwanted firearms are often an attractive nuisance and can fall into the hands of people who might do harm to themselves or others with them.

“Your homes are safer without unwanted guns,” he said.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats a 100 round mag. The weapon is perfectly legal in its semi automatic form.

At least MINE is.......

I Voted For Obama said...

Mayor Sntonio Villaraigosa voted for Obana, then asked him if he wanted to go duck hunting.

I Voted For Obama said...

Ok---it's Obama.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

Gun buybacks are a good way to dispose of your broken shit that is worth less than $100.00.

Eric Blair said...

Isn't selling our second amendment treason or bribery?

Anonymous said...

Wow,a semi-auto M11/9 with fake suppressor and an empty LAWs tube,BFD.

Anonymous said...

I luv gun buy backs.I take all my old broken shit that you couldnt get 10 bucks for and get $100 a piece for them.

Then I buy more new guns like a Colt 6920.

Harry Callahan said...

Looks like one of em is a tin can with a grip known as Intra-Tec. A company founded by Cuban immigrants courtesy of government loans. The jam-a-matic spray and pray tecs are total pieces of shit flea market guns.

Anonymous said...

Be very very quiet,I am hunting Wabbits...

Anonymous said...

Shaved,
Echoing Bravo Sierra on the phony suppressor and the worthless tube.
Holder missed this buy back huh?
Helluva magazine,lol whooooo.

Anonymous said...

An empty LAWs or AT4 tube is not a firearm.

Mark12A said...

Fuck. I'm going to LA with some Ralph's gift cards to see if I can buy an M2 HMG. That'd be sweet for ghetto drive-bys.

Anonymous said...

And a bunch of broken shit ...exactly, BFD!

Anonymous said...

wE NEED TO SPEND A SHIT LOAD OF mONEY IN CHICAGO ON THIS

Anonymous said...

These feel good events are a crock of shit. It is all sunshine and happiness until some liberal Obama voter (sorry "I Voted For Obama") turns in his grandfather's M1 Garand that saw combat because his wife and the news told him that guns are dangerous. That beautiful weapon will get melted down and turned into a license plate. California is almost as bad as Chicago!

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

Obama will be selling guns to all the NATO Countries, He don't want us to have guns but he will sell or give them to any country that ask's for them , "Fast & Furious" by Obama & Holder "Wiping his ass on the Bill of Rights since 2008"

I can't wait for the news "Flash" that Joe Biden is the President!!! Wink Wink, Know what I mean!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
These feel good events are a crock of shit. It is all sunshine and happiness until some liberal Obama voter (sorry "I Voted For Obama") turns in his grandfather's M1 Garand that saw combat because his wife and the news told him that guns are dangerous. That beautiful weapon will get melted down and turned into a license plate. California is almost as bad as Chicago!

May 15, 2012 2:32 PM

ALMOST but at least califonia has concealed carry. FUCK ILLINOIS.

I Voted For Obama said...

No offense taken.