San Francisco Offers Gift Cards For Guns

San Francisco officials are handing out gift cards in exchange for guns in an effort to reduce the number of illegal firearms on city streets.

The city's second "Gifts for Guns" event is being held Saturday at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. A first event in July brought in 117 handguns and 2 shotguns.

People don't need to show identification to participate, and officials promise not to ask any questions about the guns' origins.

Participants will receive $100 gift cards for rifles or shotguns, $150 cards for revolvers or semiautomatic pistols and $200 cards for assault-type weapons like AK-47s.

The weapons must be unloaded, working and delivered in a clear plastic bag carried in another container.

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