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Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets
KARE-TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) ^ | 2/1/06 | n/a

Posted on 02/02/2006 9:44:59 AM PST by kiriath_jearim

Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets

For two days only, a group calling itself Project Cease Fire will be buying back guns in Minneapolis.

They'll take the guns for one day in north Minneapolis, and the following day in south Minneapolis. The program comes amid what project officials say is an epidemic of gun violence, not only in Minneapolis but around the country.

Details of the program were unveiled Wednesday in north Minneapolis at the site of the first buy back. It will take place Friday from noon to midnight.

"Weapons of mass destruction are here in our own country and we have to cease fire," said Shane Price of Project Cease Fire. Price said the leading cause of death among black teens age 17 and under is gun violence.

Under the program, those turning in semi automatic pistols will be given a $75 Visa gift card, and those with revolvers to hand over will receive $50 gift cards. Those are the two kinds of guns most often associated with street violence.

Police Chief William McManus was on hand for the kick-off and said those turning in guns need not fear law enforcement. "There's absolutely no one who will turn in a gun who will be fingerprinted, ID'd or questioned."

McManus added, "For every gun not turned in there's a possibility a life that will be lost on the street."

Community activist Spike Moss spoke directly to young people in attendance telling them, "you must get into their face. You must tell them enough is enough."

Several people who lost loved ones to gun fire were also in attendance. Anita Penn told how her son was walking home, was struck by gun fire and killed. Carl Moore talked about how his honor roll daughter was at a party and was hit by stray gunfire. "She got struck in the neck and now she's a quadriplegic."

The money for the buy-back program is being put up by the Minneapolis Foundation Project.

Organizers have asked the news media to stay away from the two locations where guns will be turned in so as not to deter those coming forward.

Friday, from noon to midnight, guns can be turned in at the old Broadway Rental building at 2101 West Broadway in north Minneapolis.

Then Saturday, again from noon to midnight, guns can be turned in at Urban Ventures located at 3041 4th Avenue South.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Minnesota
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1 posted on 02/02/2006 9:44:59 AM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

"Weapons of mass destruction are here in our own country and we have to cease fire,"

I think she has flawed intelligence.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 9:46:07 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

she's been zotted by a weapon of mass dementia.


3 posted on 02/02/2006 9:48:12 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Police Chief William McManus represents the stone age revisionists and the criminals themselves.
4 posted on 02/02/2006 9:48:18 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: kiriath_jearim

LOL, they can get 3 times that price on the street easy. These people aren't going to do this unless it doesn't fire at all. If they were serious then offer $1K apiece, they might get a few then.


5 posted on 02/02/2006 9:48:29 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: kiriath_jearim
In five decades of looking around i ain't never seen a gun on the street. LOL
6 posted on 02/02/2006 9:48:55 AM PST by brainstem223
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To: kiriath_jearim

The always available, Spike Moss......


7 posted on 02/02/2006 9:48:58 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets

Doesn't work.

The only guys that show up are old guys selling broken antiques, honest citizens that believe this will work and criminals that stole the weapons to sell at these 'don't ask, don't tell' buy back programs.

8 posted on 02/02/2006 9:50:38 AM PST by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
"For every gun not turned in there's a possibility a life that will not be able to be defended and because of that be lost on the street."
9 posted on 02/02/2006 9:51:29 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Abathar
they can get 3 times that price on the street easy.
Not for the junk that usually gets turned in.
10 posted on 02/02/2006 9:52:44 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle
but now you can feel good about it ,too. that's what it's all about. feeling groovy.
11 posted on 02/02/2006 9:54:48 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: GrandEagle

If it fires they can. Usually the ones they get are rusted to uselessness and have duct tape wrapped around the grips to keep it together.


12 posted on 02/02/2006 9:56:51 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Rakkasan1
but now you can feel good about it ,too.
(Shivers up my spine)--Time for a BIG group hug!

LOL!!!
13 posted on 02/02/2006 9:57:18 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: kiriath_jearim

They can't "buy back" the guns unless they owned them first.

Two words that speak volumes about the statist mindset.


14 posted on 02/02/2006 9:58:35 AM PST by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: GrandEagle

Yeah, I'm positive that these two will be handing over...

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/030020.asp


15 posted on 02/02/2006 9:58:35 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: DBrow
Am I the only one that gets annoyed when they call small arms WMDs??? I only remember three types of WMDs, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical... Not 9mm handguns and AKM semi auto clones.... Sheesh.

By their rhetoric I have quite the WMD arsenal going in my gun safe..
16 posted on 02/02/2006 10:00:37 AM PST by SegFault
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To: Abathar
We have a pretty good DA even though he is a Democrat. However, he has an assistant DA who is rabidly anti-firearm. had Grand Jury duty once, that is where I met her - Ashley is her name. She drools at the thought of destroying a weapon.
They tried a guns for cash thing in the city of Mobile once. We saw a picture of what they got. Junk, all junk. You could maybe get $10.00 for the scrap metal for the whole lot.
They didn't publicize it much because it was such a failure.

GE
17 posted on 02/02/2006 10:01:59 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: kiriath_jearim
Minneapolis: Turning gun theft into a legitimate business!

or - Minneapolis: Encouraging the criminals to steal the guns we can't confiscate!

In all seriousness though, does anybody have information on the frequency of gun thefts during "gun buyback" programs? I'm guessing there are some thieves who could make a -- pardon the pun -- killing on this project!

18 posted on 02/02/2006 10:03:12 AM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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To: Disambiguator
They can't "buy back" the guns unless they owned them first.
VERY GOOD point! I completely missed it.
19 posted on 02/02/2006 10:03:18 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: cowboyway
honest citizens that believe this will work and...

honest citizens dimwitted retards that believe this will work ...

20 posted on 02/02/2006 10:07:05 AM PST by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Jeez, how I miss hearing from old Spike.


21 posted on 02/02/2006 10:08:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"Jeez, how I miss hearing from old Spike."

And his 17 children....


22 posted on 02/02/2006 10:15:43 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All- The perfect way to ditch a gun that had previously been used in a gang murder.

~ Blue Jays ~

23 posted on 02/02/2006 10:15:59 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The man is just full of love...


24 posted on 02/02/2006 10:30:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

"For every gun not turned in there's a possibility a life that will be lost on the street."

Yeah, the first time that illegal gun is pulled on a trained CCW holder.

Nighty night, dirtbag.


25 posted on 02/02/2006 10:30:29 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: GrandEagle
"Weapons of mass destruction are here in our own country and we have to cease fire," said Shane Price of Project Cease Fire. Price said the leading cause of death among black teens age 17 and under is gun violence.

Think any of these fine, yout's are turning in any of their guns?

26 posted on 02/02/2006 11:05:05 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: USS Alaska

Only the ones that they stole from mine and your house.


27 posted on 02/02/2006 11:24:08 AM PST by GrandEagle
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