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Newtown Tragedy Sparks Big Gun Buyback Crowds
KNTV-TV ^ | December 15, 2012 | Lori Preuitt

Posted on 12/18/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A gun buyback day in San Francisco and Oakland brought out huge crowds Saturday as local residents turned over firearms for cash.

Each person turning in a working firearm to police was given $200 cash. The line was around the block in San Francisco where the group ran out of cash by early afternoon and started handing out I.O.U.'s.

A woman named Jean-Margaret Strauss was one of the first in line. She said the shooting in Newtown helped motivate her to turn in three guns that used to be her father's. She said her guns weren't jeopardizing anyone, but turning them in was a way to honor her family history. She said she kept her dad's holster and plans to put gardening tools in it. "I don't have to keep a hold of the guns," Strauss said.

In Oakland, police said the response was even bigger. They expect to take back 300 guns Saturday. Police spokesperson Johnna Watson said people there turned in assault rifles, AK47s and other weapons that were known to be stolen...

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcbayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; guncontrol; sanfrancisco; secondamendment
Were any from Fast & Furious?
1 posted on 12/18/2012 3:31:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait hold on..liberal freakazoids in San Francisco have guns..OK this is news to me I figured when they were approached by an assailant the lib would just say “take everything you want, your entitled to all of my possessions because you have been abused by the man”


2 posted on 12/18/2012 3:33:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, please have one of these “buybacks” (how can they buy back something they never sold to me in the first place?) in my town. I have an old Savage single shot shotgun with a cracked frame that I’d love to trade in for cash or a gift card.

It isn’t safe to shoot, so I’d never sell it.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 3:34:04 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have all the buybacks you want. Just don’t make it mandatory.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 3:43:02 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: Yo-Yo

Living in SF there is going to be a day when she will need it and not have it.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 3:44:08 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1968 all over again.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 3:45:29 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

As an eight-year old, I shook hands with Robert F. Kennedy and his young son at Disneyland a day or so before he was assassinated.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 3:48:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Yo-Yo
“It isn’t safe to shoot, so I’d never sell it.”

With a nation grieving all the anti-gun crowd comes out.
So much is wrong here. Do they really believe gun control will stop the killing? I don’t, I think it would increase the killing. Where is the common sense in all this? I don’t own a gun now and probably won’t buy one. I just read on line that that the sandy Hook killer spent his time in a windowless basement playing video games. Now here is a place to start. Train teachers to detect these sick people, do it the right way.
I’ve got to stop writing before I get so angry.

GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM!!!

8 posted on 12/18/2012 3:51:35 PM PST by DaltonNC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m so proud of the people in my small conservative town. My husband and I were in Wal-Mart just an hour ago and the ammo counter was packed. One man was louder than the rest and told the whole group at the counter that “if that school principle and a teacher or two had been armed none of this would have happened”. I’m hearing a lot of that around town and online. I hope this whole gun grab setup explodes on Obama’s face. There are lighted signs all over our town advertising new guns for sale. Sales are out the roof!


9 posted on 12/18/2012 3:53:56 PM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: Yo-Yo
“It isn’t safe to shoot, so I’d never sell it.”

With a nation grieving all the anti-gun crowd comes out.
So much is wrong here. Do they really believe gun control will stop the killing? I don't, I think it would increase the killing. Where is the common sense in all this? I don't own a gun now and probably won't buy one. I just read on line that that the sandy Hook killer spent his time in a windowless basement playing video games. Now here is a place to start. Train teachers to detect these sick people, do it the right way.
I've got to stop writing before I get so angry.

GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM!!!

10 posted on 12/18/2012 3:54:02 PM PST by DaltonNC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“As an eight-year old, I shook hands with Robert F. Kennedy and his young son at Disneyland a day or so before he was assassinated.”

Just one encounter with a Democrat and you became a Conservative. That’s what you get for touching one of those things.

;-)


11 posted on 12/18/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With all those guns, how did these nippleheads manage not to kill each other?


12 posted on 12/18/2012 3:58:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“A gun buyback day in San Francisco and Oakland brought out huge crowds Saturday as local residents turned over firearms for cash...they expect to take back 300 guns...”

Huge?


13 posted on 12/18/2012 3:59:36 PM PST by Castigar
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To: GladesGuru

I was already a conservative. When a famous man appears right in front of you, you shake their hand, plus the dirt on the Kennedys hadn’t leaked out yet.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: GladesGuru

Robert F. Kennedy tried to get a job working for Joe McCarthy. He even made Joe his daughter’s Godfather...Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Even some Democrats hated commies back then.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 4:07:47 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a couple of working firearms that I would sell for $200 a piece. That would give me a good down payment on a new Sig.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 4:11:41 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She said she kept her dad's holster and plans to put gardening tools in it.

These people make me sick. Dad would be so proud.

17 posted on 12/18/2012 4:13:00 PM PST by Jean S
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like crack sales went through the roof.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 4:20:45 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Jean S

Money for christmas........ They are using the tragedy out east as an excuse to collect guns


19 posted on 12/18/2012 4:22:26 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: Jean S

Money for christmas........ They are using the tragedy out east as an excuse to collect guns


20 posted on 12/18/2012 4:23:09 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: DaltonNC
Oh, don't worry, I have lots of guns that are safe to shoot, including the one I CCW.

I just have an unsafe cheap old shotgun that I'd love for the gun banners to pay me for.

21 posted on 12/18/2012 4:23:24 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
It isn’t safe to shoot, so I’d never sell it.

Cool, use the cash to buy something that's safe to shoot!

22 posted on 12/18/2012 4:26:40 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: gorush
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Ha ha, she wasn't even able to beat a Republican candidate for the governorship of the People's Republic of Maryland.

23 posted on 12/18/2012 4:31:00 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Jean S

She hasn’t heard the saying “Those who turn their weapons into plows will plow for those who don’t” She needs to really learn to use those gardening tools...


24 posted on 12/18/2012 4:32:49 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s where the guns are heading.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 4:41:31 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of it is 12/21 “planet X” doomers jumping off the Mayan canoe.

Fear sells!


26 posted on 12/18/2012 4:55:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Castigar

They should do an article on the number of background checks being run the last few days. If 300 is *huge*, I wonder what they’d call THAT number.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 5:00:39 PM PST by VOR78
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To: DaltonNC
...I don’t own a gun now and probably won’t buy one...

Just curious. Do you live with someone who does have a gun? If not, what are your plans to protect yourself if a bad guy breaks down your door?

Calling 911 or screaming doesn't quite cut it, you know.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 6:06:29 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: GladesGuru
That’s what you get for touching one of those things.

Oh lol...

29 posted on 12/18/2012 6:14:16 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As an eight-year old, I shook hands with Robert F. Kennedy and his young son at Disneyland a day or so before he was assassinated.

Wow, neat story.

30 posted on 12/19/2012 7:41:50 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Melinda in TN
My husband and I were in Wal-Mart just an hour ago and the ammo counter was packed.

This from last night:

Black Gun Buying Frenzy [Vanity] (FR thread)

And then this from Monday:

Colo. background check submissions for guns break all records

31 posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:02 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are truly living in bizarro world! These people witness the result of an armed crazy evil doer’s attack on a group of people unable to defend themselves and so what do they do? The voluntarly give up their ability to defend themselves.

Lady Liberty weeps.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 8:28:08 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: beaversmom

Wow! I hope gun shops get rich. That will make up for the wusses like Dick’s and a few others.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 4:45:17 PM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: gorush

I’ve heard that Sen. McCarthy is also Greta van Susteren’s godfather.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 5:26:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Interesting...that rings true as she is from Wisconsin and came from some political lineage as I recall.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 5:52:24 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: OldPossum
Thanks for your concern. I have a 357, then developed a problem with my hand. My son is now looking for something in a lighter weight. I am good with a shot gun, grew up with a Browning 410. Though a shot gun can cause damage to the shoulder. I am 77 which makes decisions more difficult to make.
I also live very close to the Police Dept, my neighbor is a jailer and would help me.
Still, I don't feel safe without my firearm.
36 posted on 12/19/2012 11:57:01 PM PST by DaltonNC
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