April 16, 2024

Hahn Will Bring Successful Gun Buyback Model Back to Lynwood

Event is 10th in a string of buybacks collecting more than 1,500 guns

Lynwood, CA—On Saturday, April 20, 2024, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn will hold a gun buyback event at the Metro Park and Ride in Lynwood in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Century Station and the City of Lynwood. The event will welcome residents from 9am to 1pm and offers an opportunity to exchange any gun for gift cards.

“We’re going back to where it all started. My first gun buyback almost two years ago was right here in Lynwood and it kicked off this successful series of buybacks that has made it clear time and time again that people want a safe way to get rid of their firearms. They want to participate in making their homes and neighborhoods safer,” said Hahn. “I’m proud to bring that opportunity to our communities.”

Saturday’s buyback will be Hahn’s tenth. Between the previous nine held in Lynwood, North Long Beach, Norwalk, Wilmington, Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Artesia, Bellflower and Pico Rivera beginning in May 2022, Hahn’s initiative has taken in and destroyed 1,564 unwanted firearms.
Women Against Gun Violence has donated 100 gun locks that will be given away on Saturday. The simple devices help prevent accidental discharge or use of the gun by someone other than the owner, such as a child.
There are important guidelines to participating in the buyback that ensure the safety of the public and deputies. Participants should not arrive on foot or transit, and should transport firearms unloaded and in the trunk of a vehicle.
Participants will receive gift cards in amounts according to the type of gun exchanged.

  • Non-functioning firearms or parts: $50
  • Working pistols, rifles shotguns: $100
  • Ghost guns: $200
  • Assault rifles: $300

3D and homemade guns will be evaluated for value on the day of the event. Gift card quantities are limited and subject to availability.

Download full-page flyer here.

Footage of Hahn’s Long Beach buyback event can be found here. Credit: LA36

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