“Gifts for Guns” trade planned in Rowland Heights

ROWLAND HEIGHTS — Sheriff’s officials will be exchanging gift cards for guns next month in an effort to make local neighborhoods safer, authorities said.
The “Gifts for Guns” exchange will take place April 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a parking lot at 19725 Colima Road, near Fairway Drive, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Those who bring guns, unloaded and in their trunks, will receive their choice of gift cards from a variety of local retailers and grocery stores while supplies last, officials said.

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Gift cards worth $100 will be given for most handguns, rifles and shotguns, while $200 cards will be exchanged for assault weapons, officials added.
No questions will be asked, and participants will remain anonymous.
For more information, contact the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station at (909) 595-2264.

* Photo: A Gifts for Guns exchange in Compton in December of 2008, in which a record number of guns were collected. (Courtesy of the Associated Press)

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