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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

Jims Jab Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:19 PM
I'm no gun expert but the image leading to this story looks to have 5 rifles with a combined value of maybe $500 and they handed out between $500 and $1000, Typical government program
Lawrence29 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:58 AM
Three of those rifles on that Townhall cover pick are BB-guns. Someone just snaked some picture not knowing what they were looking at.

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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