The annual event is moved up because of the Sandy Hook shooting. Share your thoughts.
There were a lot of long lines in Los Angeles on the day after Christmas, but not all of them were at shopping malls. The nation's second-largest city held its annual gun buyback event, moving it up from Mother's Day in response to the recent Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. And the yield was strong. The Los Angeles Times reported that the event, which was held at the historic Coliseum and in Van Nuys, surpassed the 1,673 guns collected in 2011. The incentive was gift cards to Ralphs, a prominent Southern California supermarket chain that is owned by Kroger. The city gave gift cards worth up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons. In one case, organizers pulled 22 …
The sign is posted in Rivermoore Park by neighborhood children.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The tragedy that was the Connecticut school shooting of December 14 already was felt in Suwanee. Now, there's a memorial, too. Children from the subdivision of Rivermoore Park have erected a memorial to the people slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The photo of the memorial was relayed to Patch by a resident. The memorial is located at the subdivision entrance, which is on Moore Road near Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, according to resident Michelle Frost. It reads: "Angels Fly Among Us. We (love) You Sandy Hook." -- Has your subdivision, church or civic group done any memorial for the Sandy Hook shooting victims? Share them in the comments below, or upload the pictures here. See also: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee…