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2nd annual Gun Buyback program launched in LA

2010-05-11 10:08:33 GMT2010-05-11 18:08:33 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Assault weapons turned in by local citizens are displayed at the police headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 10, 2010. Under the city's second annual Gun Buyback program which started on Saturday, residents surrendered their firearms in exchange for a grocery store gift card or a prepaid Visa card. Some 2,500 firearms were collected during the Gun Buyback program in Los Angeles, authorities announced on Sunday. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Assault weapons turned in by local citizens are displayed at the police headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Assault weapons turned in by local citizens are displayed at the police headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Assault weapons turned in by local citizens are displayed at the police headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 10, 2010. Under (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Assault weapons turned in by local citizens are displayed at the police headquarters in Los Angeles, the United States, May 10, 2010. Under the city's second annual Gun Buyback program which started on Saturday, residents surrendered their firearms in exchange for a grocery store gift card or a prepaid Visa card. Some 2,500 firearms were collected during the Gun Buyback program in Los Angeles, authorities announced on Sunday.

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