antonio villaraigosa

antonio villaraigosa

California starts gun buyback program early to capitalise on CT shooting

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"A one-day gun buyback event in Los Angeles on Wednesday gathered 2,037 firearms, including 75 assault weapons and a rocket launcher, officials said. The total was nearly 400 more weapons than were collected in a similar buyback earlier this year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the collection at two locations was so successful that the city ran out of money for supermarket gift cards and got a private donation through the city controller to bolster the pot. The gun buyback was moved up from its usual Mother's Day date in response to the horrific massacre Dec. 14 that claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 students, at Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn." L.A. gun buyback nets 2,037 firearms, including 75 assault weapons