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Updated Jan 8, 2013 - 11:31 am

Tucson conducts turn-in program for guns

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson residents lined up outside a police substation
Tuesday morning to surrender guns in exchange for gift cards under a gun turn-in
program organized by a City Council member, as gun-rights advocates mounted a
counter effort to buy guns no longer wanted.

People giving up their guns in the turn-in program organized by Councilman
Steve Kozachik are receiving $50 gift cards from the Safeway grocery store
chain.

The substation’s parking lot was full a half-hour before the event started. About 25 people were waiting in line as the event began.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that most of the guns
brought in initially were shotguns or rifles.

Meanwhile, lame-duck state Sen. Frank Antenori and others gathered outside the
substation and were offering to buy guns to cash.

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