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Nearly Bankrupt LA Pays People to Turn in Their Guns

JoJoStarbuck Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 1:37 PM
California should be split in half, north and south, and the southern half sold to Mexico with the money spent to secure the entire southern border. This should put about 1/3 to 1/2 of the illegals in the US back in Mexico and provide funds for strengthening the border. I know its a fantasy, since D.C. would rather give my money to the illegals than anything to help actual US citizens, but it is a nice daydream to have every now and then. A federal government that actually cares about its citizens that is. Good Luck everyone over the next 4 years. Adios amigos!

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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