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Residents line up for Tucson gun turn-in program

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:40 am

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.

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