– Video: Los Angeles offers groceries in exchange for guns (BBC News, Dec 27, 2012)
– LA residents swap guns for groceries (ABC News,/AFP, Dec 27, 2012):
The mayor of Los Angeles has backed US president Barack Obama’s call for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa brought forward the date of a gun buyback event following the December 14 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 26 people dead.
The Boxing Day buyback saw 1,016 weapons, including 41 rifles, handed over.
Gun owners could take their arms to one of two locations in return for a $100 grocery store gift card for handguns, rifles and shotguns, or a $200 card for automatic weapons.