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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:44 PM
LOL,that someone with a semi-auto AR-15 would surrender it for only $200,when they can sell for 3-4 times that,easy. Or any decent quality semi-auto handgun,worth far more than $200. But it did allow criminals to dump their "hot" guns,freely getting rid of evidence linking them to shootings. "no questions asked",no records kept. and for all we know,the best of those guns are ending up in some official's private collection.
Icthelite Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:02 PM
Or sold over the border in another fast and furious scam.
And as you say the owner of that AR-15, unless it was really *hot*, could have but that in a gun store on consignment and gotten close to ten times the value of that gift card. It probably would have sold with in thirty minutes of being advertised. Most gun shops don't have much left to sell.
I'm wondering if these so called gift cards are nothing more than pre-loaded food stamp cards paid for with tax payers dollars.
AWLkabong Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:51 PM
A few years ago, here in New Orleans, a news story about a 'Buy Back' program showed an old man handing over a beautiful Colt SAA.

It looked like it was in excellent condition. It could have been 1st or 2nd Gen. Not 3rd Gen, because the guy said it had been in his mothers drawer for years.

One thing IS for sure. A couple of Cops ended up with a black eye fighting over it. NO WAY it went to the crusher.
AWLkabong Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:54 PM
BTW

The CHEAPEST Colt SAA !st & 2nd Gens go for $5k to$15k

IN ROUGH CONDITION !

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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