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Perata Sets Up Massive Gun Buyback Program ($250 per gun!)
KCBS ^ | 1-19-2008 | KCBS

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; oakland

1 posted on 01/19/2008 4:10:34 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Beelzebubba

So the solution to criminals using guns is to try to get law-abiding citizens to give theirs up?

Typical.


2 posted on 01/19/2008 4:12:38 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (It takes a villager to raze a village)
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To: Beelzebubba

Holy profitable buyback batman.

Savage .22LR from Walmart for $115 X10 in Idaho pays for my trip to California and a small profit.


3 posted on 01/19/2008 4:12:55 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Beelzebubba

If Perata had had a gun, the state might be plus one SUV, and perhaps less one loser criminal.


4 posted on 01/19/2008 4:12:58 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Beelzebubba

Stimulus. This ought to help the sales of $50 guns.


5 posted on 01/19/2008 4:14:41 PM PST by CarryingOn (Spread the message every day, like your life depended on it.)
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To: Domandred
Savage .22LR from Walmart for $115 X10 in Idaho pays for my trip to California and a small profit.

Great idea! I bet you'll see a lot of gang member wannabees in WalMart the next few days doing just this.

6 posted on 01/19/2008 4:17:35 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (10mm. When 9 just ain't enough.)
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To: Beelzebubba

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.


7 posted on 01/19/2008 4:17:37 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: Laptop_Ron
So the solution to criminals using guns is to try to get law-abiding citizens to give theirs up?

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

8 posted on 01/19/2008 4:22:15 PM PST by umgud
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
<"If Perata had had a gun, the state might be plus one SUV, and perhaps less one loser criminal."

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.

9 posted on 01/19/2008 4:29:42 PM PST by semaj (Just shoot the bastards! * Your results may vary. Void where prohibited.)
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To: Domandred
Holy profitable buyback batman. Savage .22LR from Walmart for $115 X10 in Idaho pays for my trip to California and a small profit.

Man, would I love to see something like this documented on video. Anyone in the Oakland area gonna try this? I think I'd opt for some Century "parts" guns rather than the Savage .22's, although I'm sure Savage will make more for WalMart to restock.
10 posted on 01/19/2008 4:30:30 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: Beelzebubba

Holy crap! Think of the better guns you can buy after turning a sweet profit on some junk!


11 posted on 01/19/2008 4:33:15 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: Domandred
Savage .22LR from Walmart for $115 X10 ....

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.

12 posted on 01/19/2008 4:36:06 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: umgud

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.


13 posted on 01/19/2008 4:50:35 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (It takes a villager to raze a village)
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To: Laptop_Ron

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


14 posted on 01/19/2008 5:02:50 PM PST by Deek1969
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To: Domandred

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.


15 posted on 01/19/2008 5:41:08 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Beelzebubba

Uh, where did he get the funding?


16 posted on 01/19/2008 5:42:07 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: PAR35; Domandred

Forgot a link:

http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/implementation/air/mobilesource/vim/driveclean.html


17 posted on 01/19/2008 5:42:31 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Beelzebubba

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.


18 posted on 01/19/2008 5:44:21 PM PST by MtnClimber (http://www.fred08.com/)
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To: TWohlford
I wondered how long it would take for someone to spot this. Californians are buying the guns, not this schlub.
Democrats-facts don’t matter
-consequences don’t matter
-what counts is good intentions.
19 posted on 01/19/2008 5:49:04 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: IrishCatholic
There's that liberal key word:

those of us living in Oakland feel even better about that.

20 posted on 01/19/2008 6:00:24 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Beelzebubba
From hind sight I wish the mugger had been more successful.
21 posted on 01/19/2008 6:01:01 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Beelzebubba

But, the law still says “p-ss on the victims” got that?


22 posted on 01/19/2008 6:42:12 PM PST by Waco
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To: Beelzebubba

Well I wonder if you could make your own cheap homemade gun, think they would buy it back?


23 posted on 01/19/2008 6:44:22 PM PST by Xenophon450 (I guess I'll never know, some things under the sun can never be understood...)
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To: Beelzebubba
Did the criminals acquire the guns from the government?

If not, how is the government buying them 'back?'

I think they meant "The Buying Stolen Junk Guns With Your Tax Money" program.

24 posted on 01/19/2008 6:55:21 PM PST by JOAT
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To: Beelzebubba

AGNTSA!

;^)


25 posted on 01/19/2008 7:48:35 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Beelzebubba
I've been trying to get rid of this dog:

Raven 25ACP

26 posted on 01/19/2008 7:52:05 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Beelzebubba
Perata is establishing a massive gun buyback program at three locations next month, offering $250.00 to anyone who brings in a gun.

Excellent. I've got quite a few guns for sale well under 250 (my cheapest one is 135). Anyone wanna make a profit :-)

27 posted on 01/19/2008 8:18:29 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Fido969
I'll give you 25 cents for that toy :-)
28 posted on 01/19/2008 8:26:17 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
I'll give you 25 cents for that toy :-)

This idiot in California will give me $250!

29 posted on 01/19/2008 8:45:54 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: lowbridge

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.


30 posted on 01/19/2008 9:31:16 PM PST by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days.)
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To: Fido969

LOL!

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.


31 posted on 01/19/2008 10:02:30 PM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (All my hate cannot be found)
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To: Fido969
This idiot in California will give me $250!

Oh sure, if you want to chance it with the risks of selling a gun to an idiot.

32 posted on 01/19/2008 10:27:40 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: ex 98C MI Dude
You should be fined for buying such a POS.

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.

33 posted on 01/19/2008 11:28:24 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: JOAT

I think they meant “The Buying Stolen Junk Guns With Your Tax Money” program.


Considering all the sites are in Oakland, it should be the “Disarming Negroes” program.


34 posted on 01/20/2008 8:03:31 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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To: Domandred

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!!!


35 posted on 01/20/2008 9:17:51 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ex 98C MI Dude
Raven? You are joking.

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.

36 posted on 01/20/2008 10:55:00 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: lowbridge

I’m here to help. Seriously. FReepmail me dude.


37 posted on 01/21/2008 7:44:12 PM PST by MonicaG
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To: Beelzebubba
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.

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38 posted on 01/22/2008 9:13:49 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: smoketree
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.

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!*


39 posted on 01/22/2008 9:17:57 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Beelzebubba
If someone gets pulled over in front of my house and gets arrested for DUI should the officer knock on my door and take my drivers license too? After all,I might drink and drive.

Taking guns from law abiding citizens is just as stupid.

40 posted on 01/22/2008 9:18:56 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Beelzebubba

$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.


41 posted on 01/22/2008 9:19:49 AM PST by RetiredArmy (America wants socialism. It wants it all for free. It wants the government to provide all.)
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To: Fido969

“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?
Sold!


42 posted on 01/22/2008 9:21:50 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Beelzebubba
In Oakland, there can't be a higher priority than public safety right now," emphasized Perata.

I take it he hasn't heard anything on the news since September 2001.


43 posted on 01/22/2008 9:24:29 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Fido969
Hey, nice. Is that genuine nickel plating?

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.

44 posted on 01/22/2008 9:27:35 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Beelzebubba

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.


45 posted on 01/22/2008 9:29:33 AM PST by meyer (Illegal Immigration - The profits are privatized, the costs are socialized.)
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To: archy
I sure hope all of these firearms transaactions are being done by licensed dealers and that thier 4473's are all in order.

Someone might want to alert the BATF goons that illegal gun transactions are happening in Oakland under the auspices of the City Fathers.

L

46 posted on 01/22/2008 9:33:56 AM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: Beelzebubba

Great. Now you’ll have people breaking into homes to steal guns to collect the $250 each.


47 posted on 01/22/2008 9:46:32 AM PST by ditto h
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To: Beelzebubba

Why are these even called “buyback” programs. The government never owned the weapons in question.


48 posted on 01/22/2008 10:19:47 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: Lurker
I sure hope all of these firearms transaactions are being done by licensed dealers and that thier 4473's are all in order.

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:

Indiana Code;
IC 35-44-1-2
Official misconduct

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;

49 posted on 01/22/2008 12:56:33 PM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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