Thousands In LA Turn In Guns To Get Free GroceriesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:00
Thousands In LA Turn In Guns To Get Free Groceries
Thousands of people line up to exchange guns for supermarket gift cards at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple.
By Joe Mozingo and Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2012, 10:34 p.m.
Mall parking lots were packed with after-Christmas shoppers. But nowhere were the lines longer than at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple, where thousands of people came to exchange their guns for Ralphs gift cards.
Cars queued up for blocks at the drive-through events, with the city giving cards worth up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons. There was a bit of haggling involved, but the guns were all taken.