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, and about 25 people were waiting in line as the event began.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/13ek6YX) reports 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.