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1869 - The Del Valle family's then-1,340 acre Rancho Camulos is legally separated (partitioned) from the Rancho San Francisco land grant [story]
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Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced the destruction of approximately 3,400 weapons confiscated within in Los Angeles County.  This action comes typically in July, in compliance with California Penal Code 18005(c), which calls for weapons unable to be sold to the public or returned to their owners, to be destroyed.

The weapons included in this destruction will be repurposed for good:  Melted into steel reinforcing bar, better known as ‘rebar,’ and transformed into elements of construction for upgrades in freeways and bridges in Arizona, California and Nevada. The 5 ¼ tons melted today will be used for the betterment of transportation tomorrow.

user28900-1436223633-media2“Gerdau and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department both aim to support a healthy and safe community,” said Mark Olson, Vice President and General Manager of the Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga.  “This activity transforms weapons that were intended or used to inflict harm into a product that improves our landscape and economy in Southern California.”

Annually, Gerdau Steel Mill, located in Rancho Cucamonga, generously donates its furnace, equipment and personnel to convert these weapons into steel rebar.  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works also donates the trucks every year which transport the weapons to the Mill.

“We appreciate the support and effort Gerdau offers each year in this task,” said Sheriff McDonnell.  “The conversion of thousands of weapons into rebar has assisted the reconstruction of many highways and, dually, the lives of those who were impacted by them.  Many are able to heave a sigh of relief today, knowing an implement which was used to intimidate, harm or kill someone they love is being changed for good.”

user28900-1436223636-media4This year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and ten participating agencies contributed confiscated weapons to the annual destruction:  Beverly Hills Police Department, Claremont Police Department, Downey Police Department, El Monte Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Manhattan Beach Police Department, Sierra Madre Police Department, West Covina Police Department, Whittier Police Department, and the Los Angeles Superior Court.

For more information, please contact Sheriff’s Information Bureau Deputy Lillian Peck or Deputy Don Walker at 323-267-4800.

 

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22 Comments

  1. Well, I’m depressed, again.

  2. Jim Oge Jr Jim Oge Jr says:

    Lol all broken and crap guns, such a joke and nothing will stop the killings or shootings, if you want to fix Los Angeles issue conceal and carry. You know crime will drop.

  3. Ben Stroba Ben Stroba says:

    And then zombie apocalypse or that family guy Stewie invasion happens :(

  4. I’ll take a few rifles.

  5. Melt away the Freedom.

  6. Devon Pierce Devon Pierce says:

    what a pissing waste

  7. Devon Pierce Devon Pierce says:

    what a pissing waste

  8. Give them to Texas. What a waste.

  9. Give them to Texas. What a waste.

  10. that should mean cops cant have guns too

    • Miles Salek Miles Salek says:

      Watch as suddenly everybody in the gov’t decides that everyone should have access to F/A firearms, suppressors (which actually are safety features), etc etc.

  11. Dean Botton Dean Botton says:

    You can’t fix stupid! I guess this kind of logic means that spoons make people fat…let’s ban spoons!

    This is a special kind of stupid

  12. Don McIntire Don McIntire says:

    Also get rid of 47….

  13. Javi says:

    “Guns they are unable to sell to the public” ummm, when was the public auction? I see mostly bolt action hunting rifles there. Those guns could have been donated to the Boy Scouts or the Civilian Marksmanship Program…What’s that you ask? Look it up and be a part of the solution PLEASE.

  14. Should post the addresses of these numbskulls along with this photo, then watch them wish they never gave up their guns.

  15. How about you burn the people instead of guns?!!!

    people kill people
    guns don’t kill people…!

  16. How about you burn the people instead of guns?!!!

    people kill people
    guns don’t kill people…!

  17. David says:

    1. There is 11 States Passed Illegal Gun Law to Sell criminals Guns on market too! This is very bad State Law too! It should be reversed By State Assembly elected members too> An the State Senate too! The N.R.A. would never Put Crime Guns in the Gun Dealers Gun Stores too.Is Class-1 Is (01 Too! Agree!Warning is about : the Pawn shop& Gun Dealers will do it too! They would buy those Crime Guns to put on there shelves too! There is a lot of Rog Gun Dealers is Pawn Shop& gun Dealers out there in the Southern States too! The A.T.F Will revoked there current F.F.L.s License & State License in 15 States to; be revoked by the Sheriff’s Dept of State License of selling all Firearms at State Level too! Agree!There Renewals will be Cut off For good too! Is Back Balled for Life by the Justice Dept of, B.A.T.F.E.A. Agency of License Dept Headquarters Division part of the U.S.Treasury Dept too! Agree! They Will keep an eye on Pawn shop & Gun Dealers F.F.L.s is (02)too! A watch full eye on them too I agree! Sporting Goods Hunting,Fishing Camping * Gun Stores & Hardware Stores & Gun Stores too! I agree!Those Crime Guns should be melted at the Steel Mill Plant too! This would be less Guns, For the Street Criminals to Find Guns are loose in the Cities,Townships ,Towns ,Counties in 50 States too! This is why Crime is so high with loose Guns they Steal out of Gun Stores too it true! After They are Closed too! At 3rd Shift From 12:00 T0 8:00 A.M in morning the next day too! It true!!!

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