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    "LOS ANGELES (AP) — A program to exchange guns for gifts has brought in a record number of weapons this year as residents hit hard by the economy look under the bed and in closets to find items to trade for groceries.
    The annual Gifts for Guns program wound down Sunday in Compton, a working class city south of Los Angeles that has long struggled with gun and gang violence. In a program similar to ones in New York and San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allows residents to anonymously relinquish firearms in return for $100 gift cards for Ralphs supermarkets, Target department stores or Best Buy electronics stores.

    Turning in assault rifles yields double that amount."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...s_N.htm?csp=34

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    Similarly, Chesapeake police collect more than 300 guns in buyback

    "Like many who stood outside the police station in South Norfolk on Saturday morning, Ken Kimmons wanted the guns out of the house.

    The 52-year-old aircraft mechanic had kept a .22-caliber pistol and .38-caliber revolver locked up in his home in the city's Portlock section. Kimmons found the guns in his brother's house after he died a few years ago and knew he couldn't just throw them away.

    The guns were two of 309 voluntarily dropped off at the South Norfolk station and at the Police Department's 4th precinct in exchange for $100 gift cards. It was the city's first gun buyback."

    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/12/ches...0-guns-buyback

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    I guess when food is really scarce, they won't need their guns because the benevolent powers that be will take care of them like little children.....very, very sad

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    Hmmm, didn't someone write of a modest proposal to alleviate the Irish Potato Famine? Ijitas are tasty, kinda like little turnovers!

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    Equinox wrote:
    "LOS ANGELES (AP) — A program to exchange guns for gifts has brought in a record number of weapons this year as residents hit hard by the economy look under the bed and in closets to find items to trade for groceries.
    The annual Gifts for Guns program wound down Sunday in Compton, a working class city south of Los Angeles that has long struggled with gun and gang violence. In a program similar to ones in New York and San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allows residents to anonymously relinquish firearms in return for $100 gift cards for Ralphs supermarkets, Target department stores or Best Buy electronics stores.

    Turning in assault rifles yields double that amount."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...s_N.htm?csp=34


    This might be one buy back that actually got illegal weapons off the street.

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    That's moot to boot unelse "illegal weapons" are weirdly defined.

    Why don't you find the part of the Constitution allowing prohibition of particular tools.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    That's moot to boot unelse "illegal weapons" are weirdly defined.

    Why don't you find the part of the Constitution allowing prohibition of particular tools.




    Illegally BOUGHT weapons. How about that, Captain Semantics? :quirky


    I know you're allabout felons', child molesters', andthe metally unstables'rights and such, but us normal people like the idea of gangsta wannabeswithout guns.



    Definitely the model for well-intentioned firearms ownership....








    Then you get all the little ghetto idiots that want to immitate their idols. Hopefully those are the same idiots turning in their useless (for any good purpose) guns because the welfare check they trade for Air Jordans andFifty-Nine Fifty hatsisn't covering food anymore.

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    Ugh! Don't trade them away to the cops, trade them to your neighbors who don't have any!

    Oh if only you guys shared a border with a country who's citizens hada surplus of food and a shortage of weapons who were willing to trade...

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    Our Govt. pays Farmers not to plant..

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