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Seattle to melt buyback guns
into peace bricks

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:maggie2u, 5/7/2013 1:13:31 PM

The Seattle Police Department collected more than 700 guns during a buyback in January, and now city officials have a plan for what to do with them. Mayor Mike McGinn is expected to announce Tuesday that they´ll be melted into bricks carrying messages of peace, and the bricks will be placed around the city. The buyback program was announced a month after last December´s elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., by city leaders sick of hearing about gun violence. Private sponsors including Amazon.com contributed tens of thousands of dollars

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Reply 1 - Posted by: droopydog, 5/7/2013 1:16:56 PM     (No. 9314817)

Keep the "peace bricks" away from the dirt-bag protesters in Seattle or you are going to have some broken "peace windows"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 5/7/2013 1:20:55 PM     (No. 9314830)

Oh yeah, that´ll make all the little gangbangers stop living down to my lowest expectations of that sort.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 5/7/2013 1:21:12 PM     (No. 9314832)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 5/7/2013 1:23:56 PM     (No. 9314837)

As long as idiot ´´private sponsors´´ want to waste their money on this idiocy, I have no problem with it.

When they start using our tax dollars for this idiocy, I have a BIG problem with it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/7/2013 1:26:24 PM     (No. 9314841)

Peace bricks? With little inscriptions that say "visualize world peace"? You can keep one in your bag as you are rounded up to go to re-education camp. But don´t try to throw it.

Liberal lunacy at its most piquant.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 5/7/2013 1:26:31 PM     (No. 9314842)

Maybe they can pass out the bricks to taxpayers so they can protect themselves...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/7/2013 1:26:34 PM     (No. 9314843)

When the barbarians are at their gates, they can throw the bricks for self-defense.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 5/7/2013 1:27:17 PM     (No. 9314846)

Yall do what ya like ....

...but in Texas we melt down the criminals and plant ´em out behind the Walls Unit.

Seems to work.

Might want to look into it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: civilservant, 5/7/2013 1:27:19 PM     (No. 9314847)

Will they be giving one to each family of murder victims who will never see justice because the STATE purchased; with tax dollars, and destroyed the evidence that may possibly have convicted the perpetrators?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 5/7/2013 1:28:49 PM     (No. 9314849)

This is waay too funny. Peace Bricks. I think I will don my non-smoking jacket, pull on my Birkenstocks, order me a starbuck$$ and listen to Joan Baez and maybe some Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Kumbaya... You can´t make this stuff up.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: evansj42, 5/7/2013 1:30:09 PM     (No. 9314852)

Typical hippy-dippy crap! Instead of melting guns, how about trying to increase the number of them in the hands of law abiding citizens.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: spit the bit, 5/7/2013 1:33:38 PM     (No. 9314863)

But you can´t get these people to accept religion....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 5/7/2013 1:47:15 PM     (No. 9314886)

I left Seattle in 1960. I go home in the summer. I will never live in the rot hole, ever. It´s being governed by commies, pc robots. You can fill in the blanks. Now Seattle is going to Melt buy back guns into peace bricks. How stupid! They get orgasmic with their stupidity. The area is beautiful. Would not want to live there. Peace bricks, duh!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bkt23, 5/7/2013 1:51:57 PM     (No. 9314899)

Did anyone think about the carbon footprint of the smelters needed to undertake this project? Think of the chiiiiildren. /sarc

Morons.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: STLstudent, 5/7/2013 1:53:10 PM     (No. 9314900)

What a bunch of superficial A HOLES.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/7/2013 1:56:33 PM     (No. 9314908)

Well, Kum-bai-yah.

Haven´t people been killed with bricks?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pc1eszm, 5/7/2013 1:56:44 PM     (No. 9314909)

Almost snorted water out of my nose after reading this headline! Peace bricks? Really?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoeUser, 5/7/2013 1:58:27 PM     (No. 9314911)

I really have a problem with the term "gun buyback". Makes it sound as if the government was the original owner of the firearms, and are buying them back.

Another one of those terms made commonplace by repetition in the press. Disgusting.

Peace Bricks? Gimme a break. In a few years they´ll be rusted blocks of debris scattered around the city, given the abundant liquid sunshine that Seattle has. Rust in peace, is more like it...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey, 5/7/2013 1:59:51 PM     (No. 9314914)

Ass-I-Nine!!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 5/7/2013 2:01:47 PM     (No. 9314918)

I weep for the beautiful and valuable firearms which will be destroyed. Some of them will be classics, or irreplaceable. There will be junk, sure, but these barbarians won´t be able to tell the difference between junk and valuable. Or, if someone can, they won´t have any discretion.

This destruction of beautiful firearms is a barbaric as the Taliban destroying 1,000 year old Buddhist statues.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/7/2013 2:08:54 PM     (No. 9314932)

Hey Seattle, you can do the same with cow droppings without wasting heat!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 5/7/2013 2:13:21 PM     (No. 9314938)

thanks GOD these heavy, steel bricks weren´t around during the 1992 riot in Los Angeles..
remember Reginald Denny, the white truck driver, who was nearly killed by being brained by a REGULAR brick?



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Reply 23 - Posted by: peebster, 5/7/2013 2:13:58 PM     (No. 9314943)

...what´s the "over/under" on how soon someone is robbed or shot near one of these Peace Brick locations....

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Reply 24 - Posted by: novakid, 5/7/2013 2:15:50 PM     (No. 9314947)

Peace Bricks. Isn´t that just precious?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 5/7/2013 2:22:35 PM     (No. 9314955)

Coolest thing at the last buy-back was that they´d posted what they´d pay ($200 for a handgun, as I recall.) So, lots of folks showed up with cash and paid a bit more, say $50 to $100, for the guns headed for the buy-back. Lots more guns changed hands to buyers than to the "smelters."

And it´s going to happen again, soon!
Another buy-back is coming up.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: shamrock, 5/7/2013 2:24:36 PM     (No. 9314958)

Not to worry #20, the cops will pick out what they want before the rest is melted down. Those three street sweepers are in some cop´s gun safe right now. Just like nice guns turn up missing from evidence vaults.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: maggie2u, 5/7/2013 2:30:09 PM     (No. 9314966)

Poster #20, as a couple of other posters have said, don´t worry. There were plenty of people with cash at the ´gun-buy back´ who spotted some really good firearms and bought them. The police and media were really, really upset. But it was totally legal and there was nothing they could do about it...LOL

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Reply 28 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 5/7/2013 2:41:44 PM     (No. 9314978)

Shooting an intruder is much more efficient than throwing a peace brick at them....

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/7/2013 2:52:34 PM     (No. 9314997)

What happens when a thug steals a peace brick and bashes someone over the head with it?

Anything can be a weapon in the hands of someone out to do harm.

It´s not the weapon, it´s the person holding it.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/7/2013 2:58:41 PM     (No. 9315008)

I laughed myself silly that regular people offered more than the popo at the last buy-back and were buying the guns while the people were in line to sell them to the police. Frickin´ hilarious. And hey - way to get a decent price on a gun.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: joew9, 5/7/2013 3:06:34 PM     (No. 9315022)

They should call them Surrender bricks.

Or Surrender-To-Death-At-The-Hands-Of-Your-Attackers bricks.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 5/7/2013 3:08:22 PM     (No. 9315027)

Years ago a friend bought a junk pawnshop gun for $50 and then turned it in for $100 at a "buy back" event.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pineledger, 5/7/2013 3:21:32 PM     (No. 9315053)

How quaint.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 5/7/2013 3:40:01 PM     (No. 9315078)

This will make life easier for the metal thieves... iron isn´t going for as much as copper, but when it´s pre-smelted, it´s hard to resist.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 5/7/2013 3:53:33 PM     (No. 9315093)

Empty symbolism for empty heads - how special.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: DoggerelPundit, 5/7/2013 3:57:08 PM     (No. 9315097)

These bricks will be made without straw...which remains packed in the heads of Mayor McGinn and his minions.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: reilly, 5/7/2013 4:06:06 PM     (No. 9315111)


Softies have gone soft in the head.




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Reply 38 - Posted by: Forehand, 5/7/2013 4:12:33 PM     (No. 9315125)

Post of the day, #8. Love it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: phillyred, 5/7/2013 4:39:40 PM     (No. 9315167)

A program that might actually work would be to give away all guns confiscated by criminals to law-abiding citizens.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 5/7/2013 4:49:55 PM     (No. 9315177)

What a silly, stupid, and vapid idea...makes perfect sense in Seattle.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Grady, 5/7/2013 4:56:18 PM     (No. 9315185)

They´ll be making another type of brick when they
try to defend themselves one night and realize Ol´ Roscoe
is sitting in a sidewalk.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: coldoc, 5/7/2013 5:51:22 PM     (No. 9315237)

I am sure many of these "peace bricks" will find their way to the fremont lenin statue which so many in seattle revere.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: fleetusa, 5/7/2013 6:28:34 PM     (No. 9315298)

And the environmental impact of this is?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/7/2013 7:41:35 PM     (No. 9315398)

I guess they know that making one pound of steel from scrap puts 800 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere- right? It´s only a matter of time before some greenie idiot puts the keebash on this plan once they find out the truth about it to the "Global Warming" cause.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/7/2013 7:48:08 PM     (No. 9315405)

As if Seattle and its dufus mayor needed to demonstate their idiocy any further to a skeptical world - Have always said Washington State would have a chance for some red state representation if it weren´t for all the boneheads that have turned Seattle into the laughing stock of the nation.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 5/7/2013 9:47:48 PM     (No. 9315609)

when some dirtbag uses one of these bricks to bash in someones head, will it be classified as a gun crime??

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Penney, 5/7/2013 9:54:01 PM     (No. 9315615)

Bricks are so handy for self-defense. s/

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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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