December 28, 2012 | 12:01pm
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck trotted out a table full of guns on Thursday and proclaimed that this year's gun buyback was the most successful ever.
Turns out: no. The buyback brought in 2,037 guns. That makes it the third most successful event (out of five).
In other words, it was a completely average gun buyback. Here are the stats:
2012 (12/26): 2,037
2012 (5/12); 1,673
The LAPD claim that Wednesday's event was the most successful buyback ever has been picked up by media outlets
, despite the ready availability of statistics showing otherwise.
Perhaps it would have been more successful if they hadn't run out of Ralphs gift cards.