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L.A. gun buyback nets 2,037 firearms,
including 75 assault weapons

Los Angeles Times, by Richard Winton

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/27/2012 9:59:58 PM

A one-day gun buyback event in Los Angeles on Wednesday gathered 2,037 firearms, including 75 assault weapons and a rocket launcher, officials said. The total was nearly 400 more weapons than were collected in a similar buyback earlier this year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the collection at two locations was so successful that the city ran out of money for supermarket gift cards and got a private donation through the city controller to bolster the pot. The gun buyback was moved up from its usual Mother´s Day date in response to the horrific massacre Dec. 14 that claimed the lives of

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A rocket launcher??? Ironically, not called an "assault weapon." Only in LA [I hope]. Wonder how many gift cards the person got for that?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/27/2012 10:05:09 PM     (No. 9086779)

Great way to get rid of useless junk...or dispose of a murder weapon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/27/2012 10:30:30 PM     (No. 9086801)

Good one, #1.

But I´m thinking it isn´t the bad guys who are turning in their guns.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/27/2012 10:41:25 PM     (No. 9086811)

Nothing symbolizes feel good liberal lunacy like gun buyback programs. No lunatic and no criminal is going to participate other than perhaps to turn in a few recently stolen guns for ready cash, no questions asked.

Now if this were a sting operation, I might be all for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/27/2012 10:49:14 PM     (No. 9086825)

Wonder if any violent street gangs, NEW Black Panthers or Mexican drug cartels members brought in their guns. Didn´t think so. Well Liberals feel better I guess.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 12/27/2012 11:13:31 PM     (No. 9086853)

Anyone stupid enough to participate in this propoganda stunt is not smart enough to own a gun. It is their property and they can do what they want with it, but I would think a friend or neighbor might be interested in buying it, rather than having it melted down. I know I would.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/27/2012 11:52:40 PM     (No. 9086893)

How many of those guns were stolen so they could get gift cards ?

Some of those guns end up back on the street with no explaination.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/28/2012 12:29:55 AM     (No. 9086923)

The guns are stolen and likely worthless or, as #1 mentioned, implicated in a crime. No one is getting rid of perfectly good guns in this scenario.

There have been a number of burglaries not too far from me where guns have been stolen. I wonder if they ended up in this "buy back". If the actual owners could identify them, would they be able to get their property back? Doubtful.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/28/2012 1:08:43 AM     (No. 9086948)

I didn´t see how much they spent.
A lot of junk guns were collected that day.
I feel much safer now.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/28/2012 4:47:44 AM     (No. 9086995)

How many of those turn-in guns are going to disappear from that cop holding place?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigken2, 12/28/2012 5:50:27 AM     (No. 9087011)

lcal gun dealer took all his broken worthless junk guns in got 4 grand of there lib gun money he is still laughing at them

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 12/28/2012 8:06:36 AM     (No. 9087129)

What a convenient way to upgrade. Sell your old shotgun and receive a down payment on a nice new AR-15.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: broken01, 12/28/2012 8:38:38 AM     (No. 9087172)

I heard about this when See the BS "news" had the idiot mayor or LA on TV. I wonder if the street gangs like the Bloods, Crips and MS-13 helped with the buyback by turning in their weapons. Somehow I doubt it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 12/28/2012 9:27:51 AM     (No. 9087261)

I wonder how many of these guns were F&F guns? If so, isn´t the government essentially paying twice for the same weapons?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 12/28/2012 9:44:05 AM     (No. 9087287)

So, expended AT4 rocket tubs are now considered "dangerous weapons" worthy of payment in a "pay fo confiscation"-scheme? ("Buy-back" is an Orwellian misnomer of the worst kind - it suggests the state "owns" the guns and the little people only possess them at the whim of the state).

if that is the case, then I will paint a bunch of Christmas wrapping paper tubes green, stencil "Rocket Launcher" across the side, Wile E. Coyote/Acme-style, and try to get some cash for disposing of my "weapon".

Also, if expended tubes are now fair game, will the City of Los Angeles also buy back expended brass?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/28/2012 10:00:44 AM     (No. 9087316)

The Brits owned no guns as a result of this mentality at the outbreak of WWII, when they were so terrified of a Nazi invasion and being overrun that they made special appeal to the United States for guns. We gave them tens of thousands. After the war, when the coast was finally clear, the Brits threw them all away again.

These L.A. idiots are clearly the same stock of liberals that existed in England before and after the war. It´s only fitting that they´ll live to see the day they wished they had that firearm back.

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