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Anaheim Police to Sponsor Gun Buyback this Saturday
ANAHEIM, CA - (August 19, 2013) - Too frequently, people fall victim to gun violence. Our investigations often reveal the guns used in these violent crimes come from burglaries where unsecured guns are the target. On Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the Anaheim Police Department will sponsor its first gun buyback program at La Palma Park – 1151 N. La Palma Park Way. Our hope is to collect and dispose of unwanted guns, helping to make safer neighborhoods.

Specifics:
Those interested in participating are asked to enter the buyback process on the north side of the park, off La Palma Park Way, from N. Anaheim Blvd. Officers will be there to direct you. **It is important guns are legally and safely transported. Securing guns, unloaded, in the trunk can be an ideal way to transport them.**

  • No Questions Asked
  • No Identification Required
  • $100 Gift Card for Handguns
  • $200 Gift Card for Rifles

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060 more city news

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