Skip to comments.Perata Sets Up Massive Gun Buyback Program ($250 per gun!)
Posted on 01/19/2008 4:10:29 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) - One week ago, a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot in a botched gas station robbery. Doctors expect that Christopher Rodriguez will be permanently paralyzed from the waist, down.
State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oak., knows firsthand what it is like to be the victim of gun violence. He was carjacked in broad daylight last month. It was Rodriguez's shooting near Piedmont Avenue, however, that really shook that lawmaker. He is now leading an effort to make sure no other children are affected by gun violence on the streets of Oakland.
"There's sort of a despair setting in right now, I can feel it as I go around," described Perata. "And so this might be nothing more than a psychological effort to make those of us living in Oakland feel even better about that. But it's better to try to lower the odds somehow.
Perata is establishing a massive gun buyback program at three locations next month, offering $250.00 to anyone who brings in a gun. There will be no questions asked of anyone who brings in a gun.
Perata acknowledges that the concept of a gun buyback is not new. However, he hopes that offering a variety of drop-off locations emphasizes to Oakland residents that lawmakers are committed to getting guns off the streets. "In Oakland, there can't be a higher priority than public safety right now," emphasized Perata.
The gun buyback takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Guns are being accepted at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Boulevard, Oakland; True Vine Ministries, 896 Isabella Street, Oakland; and Christian Cathedral, 2433 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland.
So the solution to criminals using guns is to try to get law-abiding citizens to give theirs up?
Holy profitable buyback batman.
Savage .22LR from Walmart for $115 X10 in Idaho pays for my trip to California and a small profit.
If Perata had had a gun, the state might be plus one SUV, and perhaps less one loser criminal.
Stimulus. This ought to help the sales of $50 guns.
Great idea! I bet you'll see a lot of gang member wannabees in WalMart the next few days doing just this.
Oh this is priceless! We’ve had several gun buy back events here in MA and I gutta tell ya,,,,THEY DON’T WORK. The last event the May-a was swapping guns for gift cards to Target,,,no questions asked.....here’s how it worked,,,guns were dropped off,,,,no questions asked, person was given a gift card, don’t remember how much, maybe $200 or so,,,,,said person would then turn around and sell said gift card, get the cash, and yes, I know you will find this hard to believe, BUT, said person would then turn around and buy MORE guns with the money he got from selling the gift card...........real genius our May-a is, the brilliant Thomas mumbles Mennino.
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
Perata actually maintains a CCW. As with most hypocrites, and being a cowardly elitist, he would deny lesser persons the very right to defend themselves that he reserves for himself and his ivory-towered peers. Being such a coward though, he probably pissed his pants rather than defend himself against a criminal aggressor.
Holy crap! Think of the better guns you can buy after turning a sweet profit on some junk!
10 firearms @ buyback of $250 each = $2,500.
Cost of 10 firearms plus sales tax = $1,200.
$1,300 buys one Glock 27, two extra magazines and a fair supply of ammo.
Thank You taxpayers of Oakland for my new CC firearm.
Hey, that’s a good one.
Let’s see if I can argue this from the liberal perspective: If less sober drivers owned cars, then they wouldn’t die on the roads and accident statistics would decrease. Therefore, making it more difficult for sober drivers to get cars is the correct answer to the problem.
Only problem with the idea in California, You have a waiting period for al firearms. Maybe they can give us a heads up next time
You can make money faster with the Texas car buy back program. Up to $3000 to help buy an up to 3 year old car.
Uh, where did he get the funding?
Disarm the sheep and then blindfold them, especially when wolves are about. Talk about twisted logic. In nature this kind of thinking would result in placing you at the bottom of the food chain.
those of us living in Oakland feel even better about that.
But, the law still says “p-ss on the victims” got that?
Well I wonder if you could make your own cheap homemade gun, think they would buy it back?
If not, how is the government buying them 'back?'
I think they meant "The Buying Stolen Junk Guns With Your Tax Money" program.
Excellent. I've got quite a few guns for sale well under 250 (my cheapest one is 135). Anyone wanna make a profit :-)
This idiot in California will give me $250!
Actually it is perfect........for criminals.
Steal a bunch of guns get 250 each no questions asked.
Got a murder weapon or a gun used in a crime? Or maybe the gang just needs to get rid of some of their junk and move up.
Perata will help.
No questions asked.
Brilliant Perata. Just brilliant.
And we pay for it.
You should be fined for buying such a POS.
Quality firearms only! A gun that will jam at the point of need is worse that no gun at all. When the time comes that you need to deliver lead to the target, you better have something that can do so. Or you die with the jammed POS in your hand.
Raven? You are joking. I KNOW you are cutting and pasting, because you didn’t buy it. No FReeper is that dumb.
Oh sure, if you want to chance it with the risks of selling a gun to an idiot.
I bought a Bryco .380 once out of curiosity. Fired about 250 rounds without a single malfunction. By the time it had fired about 400 it was just about useless. I don't know if that performance is typical; I probably fired a bit too fast and overheated the barrel.
I think they meant “The Buying Stolen Junk Guns With Your Tax Money” program.
Don’t waste your money buying that Savage .22 LR. Just about all gun shows I’ve ever been to has someone there selling Yugoslavian made pieces of junk. I’ve seen the Yugoslavian made M59’s sold for $70. No where in the article did it say that the gun buy back program has to be handguns only.
Just imagine the look on the idiot liberal’s faces when you show up with 10 rifles complete with fold out bayonets on them. They might praise you. Not only are you getting rid of guns off the street, but knives also!!!
No, really, I have one. It's even tackier than the one in the picture - it has these really cheesy wooden grips. I bought it when I just started buying guns, I wanted a .25. I think I paid $49 for it. I didn't know a thing.
A gun that will jam at the point of need is worse that no gun at all.
I figure the Raven has saved dozens of lives. How often to you read about a gang-banger trying to take a pop at someone - but the gun "misfires"? I figure it's a cheap .25 whenever that happens.
I’m here to help. Seriously. FReepmail me dude.
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I recall a similar *buyback* scheme in Rhode Island in which Senator Patrick *Patches* Kennedy was involved. One wag showed up with a scoped bolt-action Italian Carcano carbine, and asked *how much for this one- no questions asked!*
Taking guns from law abiding citizens is just as stupid.
$250??????? LOL. That would not buy my ammo back. My pistolas costs two to three times or more than that. Why should I sell them to them that cheep???? I will sell them to you for $1,000,000.00 each. Then I will buy a tank with the money.
“I’ve been trying to get rid of this dog.”
Same with my `jam-o-matic’ Jennings .22. I’d take $50, but they offer $250?
I take it he hasn't heard anything on the news since September 2001.
Had a co-worker ask me to fix up her old Lorcin. The barrel obstruction was lint from being carried in her purse for about ten years. Popped the mag and it fell apart in my hand. I am not making that up. Sorta looked like this:
Perata's one of the worst. If my friend wants an expenses-paid trip to Oakland, she can have one. A little hard on the taxpayer, to be sure, but hey, they feel better.
The solution is to buy up a few dozen $100 .22 pistols and take them in for your $250. Net profit - $150 per gun, minus a little time and gasoline. Seems like one could cash in with this scheme. Gun-maker makes money, citizen makes money. Everybody’s happy except the idiots running the anti-gun campaign.
Someone might want to alert the BATF goons that illegal gun transactions are happening in Oakland under the auspices of the City Fathers.
Great. Now you’ll have people breaking into homes to steal guns to collect the $250 each.
Why are these even called “buyback” programs. The government never owned the weapons in question.
I don't think California has an *Official Misconduct* statute similar to those in Indiana, Tennessee and a few other states. But if they did, a pretty fair case could be made:
Sec. 2. A public servant who:
(1) knowingly or intentionally performs an act that the public servant is forbidden by law to perform;
(2) performs an act the public servant is not authorized by law to perform, with intent to obtain any property for himself or herself;
(3) knowingly or intentionally solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept from an appointee or employee any property other than what the public servant is authorized by law to accept as a condition of continued employment;
(4) knowingly or intentionally acquires or divests himself or herself of a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise or aids another person to do so based on information obtained by virtue of the public servant's office that official action that has not been made public is contemplated;
(5) knowingly or intentionally fails to deliver public records and property in the public servant's custody to the public servant's successor in office when that successor qualifies; or
(6) knowingly or intentionally violates IC 36-6-4-17(b);
commits official misconduct, a Class D felony.
As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.4. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.54; Acts 1980, P.L.73, SEC.2; P.L.34-1992, SEC.2;
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