Big Compton Donor Drops Off 58 Guns, Gets Coupons
LOS ANGELES--The L.A. Times reports that a man pulled up in an SUV with 58 guns at an L.A. County Sheriff's "gift for guns" program in Compton.
Deputies said that most of the 58 guns were small handguns. As is the policy for such events, the deputies asked no questions and eagerly took the guns. "After unloading his weapons, the man received several thousands of dollars in supermarket coupons and drove away," the newspaper reported.
"That should feed someone for a year or two," said Lt. Anthony Lucia. "There were a lot of the kind of weapons used in robberies. We don't know his identity. We don't know if he is gun dealer or what. But that is 58 guns off the street."
The Compton exchange Tuesday garnered 232 guns, all of which will be destroyed. Countywide, the program has taken 5,000 guns off the streets throughout L.A. County. At the Santa Clarita station earlier this year, one person dropped off a 20mm artillery shell and another person left 11 guns, including a Thompson .45-caliber submachine gun, an SKS assault rifle and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.