Garden Grove PD Gun Turn-in Nets Weapons, Ammunition

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (KTLA) — The Garden Grove Police Department held a voluntary gun turn-in on Sunday.

People were able to bring firearms, ammunition and explosive devices to the department without any repercussions.

In four hours, officers collected nine guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

One of the weapons collected Sunday included a semi-automatic assault rifle similar to the one used in the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

All the items turned in Sunday were destroyed by the department.

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8 comments

  • Patrick

    There is no such thing as a semi-automatic assault weapon. "assault weapon" is a made up term. An "assault" weapon, by definition would be a rifle used my military, and police forces, which is capable of firing 3 round burst, or fully automatic firing. Any rifle sold for civilian use is either a semi-automatic, or a single shot.

  • John

    Criminals don't follow gun laws so tougher laws won't detere them from commiting the violence that is permeating society. Also the only thing similer between the ar-15 and ak-47 is that they are rifles. Get the facts straight before you put out mis-leading stories.

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