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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:47 PM
absolutely NO to gun registration. BAD,BAD,BAD idea. gov't does not "need to know" who's got guns. What part of "the RIGHT to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" don't you understand?
Brent150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 3:14 PM
Let's tax the first amendment too, post as many inane comments on internet message boards as you like, but it'll cost ya!
activated Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 2:04 PM
ok then pay more taxes for the number of knives you have, for the number of ladders you have, of the number of tools...etc. when do we draw the line? How about no taxes, no gov interference, have them stay the HEL% out of our lives?

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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