LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents turned 1,673 firearms over to police during the weekend in exchange for supermarket gift cards.
The total of firearms was the lowest in the four years of the city's so-called gun buyback program.
City News Service says there were 53 assault weapons and one anti-tank rocket launcher in the haul, which was put on display Monday.
The Ralphs supermarket chain donated $200,000 in gift cards to give out in exchange for the guns
The buyback program allows weapons to be turned in anonymously.
Police say they do not take pictures of participants, record license plates or run ballistics tests on the guns.
The guns are checked for lost or stolen status and returned to their rightful owners if they are in those categories.
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