Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is hosting a gun buyback event at the end of this month to give folks another opportunity to exchange unwanted firearms for gift cards as officials work to get weapons off the streets.
The event will take place at Simms Park in Bellflower on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hahn’s office first began hosting the events in May and since then, they’ve collected over 1,120 unwanted guns that could otherwise land in the hands of the wrong person, according to Hahn’s office.
At an event at MacArthur Park in Long Beach in June, 293 guns—including seven assault rifles, 115 handguns, 100 rifles, and 42 shotguns—were exchanged for a total of $30,000 in gift cards.
“These are the types of guns we’re getting off the streets,” Hahn said in a video posted to X, formerly Twitter, following the event in Central Long Beach. “Assault weapons used by a sniper. I’m glad that we’ve gotten that out of the hands of someone that could use it in the wrong way.”
Gift cards being handed out at the Sept. 30 event will range from $50 to $200, depending on the type of gun. Firearms must be transported unloaded in the trunk of a vehicle.
Click here for more information on what to expect at the event, how guns should be transported and the types of guns that are accepted. Simms Park is located at 16614 Clark Ave. in Bellflower.