Gift Cards for Guns

“The Compton Sheriff’s Station, with the assistance of the City of Compton, local community organizations, churches and businesses, will host a firearm surrender program for the holidays.

“The program will provide a unique opportunity for area residents to safely surrender any firearm, completely anonymously and without questions asked, to Sheriff’s personnel in exchange for a $100 holiday gift card ($200 for assault weapons) to Best Buy, Target, Home Depot or Ralphs Grocery. The location will be in operation on Saturday, November 29th, Sunday, November 30th Saturday December, 6th and Sunday December, 7th to facilitate the exchanges.”
LASD Press Advisory , Compton Station, November 29, 2008

Do…do other cities do this kind of thing? Or is it unique to Los Angeles? (ABC.com coverage, the comments are WTF bizarre.)

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