Gun owners hand in weapons at LA amnesty event

Gun owners traded in their weapons for food vouchers in an amnesty-style event in Los Angeles.

Weapons, including assault rifles, were discarded at the event. Credit: David McNew/Reuters

Police officers collected weapons from members of the public in an event which had been brought forward following the Connecticut school shooting earlier this month.

Police officers dispose of the weapons in Los Angeles. Credit: David McNew/Reuters