First, Los Angeles did not pay for the gift cards-they were donated. Second, the guns turned in were old, broken, unwanted or unneeded wepons. MS13, Bloods and Crips did not turn in their guns. Tony Villar (aka Antonio Villarigosa) made the comment that the guns turned in at least wouldn't be able to be stolen and used in a crime. Nothing was really accomplished, except Ralph's got free publicity; gun owners got money for broken and old guns and criminals still have their arsenals. Life as usual in LA.