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United States

6 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

LOS ANGELES, California - The city of Los Angeles has a plan to get weapons off the streets: Turn in a handgun or shotgun, get a $100 gift certificate; surrendering an assault weapon earns a $200 certificate. Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday detailed the city's third gun buyback plan. Last year, more than 2,500 weapons were turned in and more than 1,700 weapons were exchanged in 2009. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, police officers will be stationed at five... (

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