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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

Brent150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:50 PM
That's a smashing idea. Over-extend the force of government to punish the people with .. the weapons that could actually succeed in overthrowing said government? That's like refusing to feed the lion you have to sleep with.

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Police Department held a gun buy back and paid people $100-$200 in gift cards as an incentive to participate. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called the buy back a way to fight crime although criminals do not participate in buy back programs. From Reuters:

Police officers handed out $200 grocery store gift cards to people who turned in an automatic weapon, and $100 gift cards to those who provided a handgun, rifle or shotgun.

Los Angeles has held an annual gun buyback since 2009, and similar events have been organized...

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