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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

Dave M Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:22 PM
Straw man argument. The one at the school shooting was stolen -hardly the definition of "Legally Obtained" Also I do not believe those" Legally Obtained" weapons were turned in to a buyback program either- which is what this column was discussing.

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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