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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

clovett Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 4:04 PM
These statistics brought to you by the bureau of I pulled it from my bum. Guns kill more children than car accidents? Ever heard of Norway? Not sure on number one, but I bet that statistic doesn't include governments who kill off their unarmed citizens.

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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