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LAPD's holds gun buyback program today




The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
Erika Aguilar/KPCC
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
Erika Aguilar/KPCC
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
Erika Aguilar/KPCC
The LAPD holds a gun buyback program on Dec. 26, 2012.
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Charles Beck shows Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hand guns which were turned into police custody as part of a Mother's Day gun buyback program, at police headquarters in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2009.
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It's been nearly two weeks since the shooting in Newtown, Conn., and while December gun sales are at record highs across the U.S., the LAPD is urging people to turn their firearms in.

They've moved up their annual gun buyback event from its usual spring date to today, in response to the Newtown tragedy.

KPCC's Erica Aguilar is at the buyback site, where they started taking guns about 20 minutes ago.