Los Angeles officials will host a gun buyback program on Saturday, one week after an Isla Vista man killed six people and wounded 13 near the campus of
"The tragedy in Santa Barbara reminded us of the horrors of gun violence," said Mayor
He said the buyback "gives Angelenos the opportunity to help make our city safer by taking these guns off the street so they don't fall into the hands of criminals or children."
People will be able to anonymously return firearms in exchange for up to $200 in Ralphs grocery gift cards at four locations in the L.A. area.
Authorities will collect weapons between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St.; the Park & Ride Parking Lot, 1300 W. Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington; 2379 W. Washington Blvd.; and at the Van Nuys Masonic Temple, 14750 Sherman Way.