LAPD holds post-Sandy Hook gun buyback

LAPD holds post-Sandy Hook gun buyback

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Dec 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM PST
Source: United Press International
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Los Angeles Police said they collected 1,500 guns in a no-questions-asked buyback program held in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Chief Charlie Beck to organize an impromptu one after the tragedy that claimed 20 students and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec.... FULL ARTICLE AT United Press International
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