- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Thousands of weapons collected through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s “Gift for Guns” program have been melted down into rebar at a steel mill.

Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott displayed some 5,000 surrendered weapons at a press conference before Wednesday’s meltdown.

The weapons were then added to molten steel at the Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Under “Gift For Guns,” residents received gift cards worth up to $200 for guns surrendered anonymously to deputies.