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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    there never is.



    They use the money, to buy a better gun.
    LOL, exactly.

    Somehow I don't think many criminals showed up to sell their guns and change their ways.

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    there never is.



    They use the money, to buy a better gun.
    Unless Ralphs has started selling firearms...
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    See my last post

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Guns were probably stolen anyways. Essentially the city becomes a better-value pawn shop.

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Guns were probably stolen anyways. Essentially the city becomes a better-value pawn shop.
    Yep, steal 3 or 4 guns and sell them to the city for enough money to buy an AK-47!

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    L.A. gun buyback nets 2,000 weapons -- including a grenade | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    It's always interesting when LA does this. The last one was quite successful as well.

    LAPD takes in 1,700 weapons in gun buyback program - Los Angeles Times

    I'd be curious to see if there is any drop in violent or gun related crime post-buyback.
    Hmmmm, I dunno this kinda seems like a stupid idea to me. Are criminals really gonna hand back their guns? I dunno I really doubt it.

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    L.A. gun buyback nets 2,000 weapons -- including a grenade | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    It's always interesting when LA does this. The last one was quite successful as well.

    LAPD takes in 1,700 weapons in gun buyback program - Los Angeles Times

    I'd be curious to see if there is any drop in violent or gun related crime post-buyback.
    :

    I am even more curious to know how many of those people who turned in guns, went right back out to buy even more powerful guns then they had before.

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Of course not.

    There's never a drop in violence or crime.

    The violent criminals aren't giving their guns away.


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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    You'd have a point if this were a mandatory program, however it's not. No one is forced to sell any weapons they have.
    What Constitutional authority does the government have to buy such property when the purpose for the program is mere political grandstanding?

    What authority would the government have, under the Constitution, if it wasn't actually for political grandstanding, which it is?

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    A ridiculous and ineffectual waste of money; a silly publicity stunt made to assuage naive gun-grabbers.
    You're basing that on what exactly?

    Ya see, the police, those who have to actually deal with the inevitable outcome of the gunshow loophole and out-of-state guns flooding into densely populate areas... They support it. The big city police, mayors, etc, support stricter enforcement of gun regs.

    So, unless you have something, some relevant knowledge and/or experience the make your opinion on gun control issues in Los Angeles valid; unless you're a resident here in L.A. and really understand the nature of the problem in big (real) cities, I suggest you worry about gun control in your state and we'll continue to fingerprint everyone who buys ammo in California.

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    Re: Los Angeles Gun Buyback Program Takes In Over 2,000 Weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You're basing that on what exactly?

    Ya see, the police, those who have to actually deal with the inevitable outcome of the gunshow loophole and out-of-state guns flooding into densely populate areas... They support it. The big city police, mayors, etc, support stricter enforcement of gun regs.

    So, unless you have something, some relevant knowledge and/or experience the make your opinion on gun control issues in Los Angeles valid; unless you're a resident here in L.A. and really understand the nature of the problem in big (real) cities, I suggest you worry about gun control in your state and
    So you support the disarming of innocent law abiding citizens(people who need guns) through some idiotic gun buyback program?

    we'll continue to fingerprint everyone who buys ammo in California.
    I guess only a Commiefornia resident would support submitting fingers to exercise constitutional rights.
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