- 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.

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

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