Skip to comments.Oakland Police Offer $100 Gift Cards For Guns(CA)
Posted on 06/03/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT by marktwain
OAKLAND ( CBS / AP) Oakland officials were trying to reduce the number of guns in the city by offering a gift card to any Oakland resident who turns in a gun.
As part of a gun buyback program, the city was handing out $100 gift cards to residents who handed over a working gun at the Oakland Police Department Saturday.
(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...
The criminals are NOT going to turn in their guns - no, they're going to steal someone else's and sell that to the moronic police and their "no questions asked" buy-back programs
Best case the weapon is reported stolen and recovered IF the police put two and two together - which I am less and less confident they are capable of doing - and the city (i.e. taxpayer) loses the money to the thief.
Interesting. Thanks. Which lead me to this post on opencarry.org...
...this info is from the Map page of OCDO:
California = any privategun transferis illegal
Iowa = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
Michigan = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
Pennsylvania = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
North Carolina = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
New Jersey = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
Massachusetts = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal
Illinois = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal if not at gun show
Connecticut = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal if not at gun show
New York = private handgun transfer is illegal, long gun legal if not at gun show
Oregon = Illegal to transfer private ownership at gun shows
Colorado = Illegal to transfer private ownership at gun shows
In other words, this offer for transaction would be ILLEGAL if done by mere peasants. But, government agents operate under a different set of laws.
Leftists LOVE to load the legal system with innumerable laws that cannot possibly be enforced. That allows selective enforcement: If they like you, you get off free. If they don't, they can destroy you.
BTW, do you think the criminals will turn in stolen guns but keep their own???
Yet another way to disarm the law abiding and keep guns in the hands of the criminals.
Leftists' logic is about as meaningful as their "new morality" and "higher truth.
I imagine the $100 coupon is good for a Starbucks “Trenta”, one Java Chip Frappucino, plus 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, a drop of caramel flavoring, a scoop of banana puree, another scoop of strawberry puree, a few vanilla beans, a dash of Matcha powder, some protein powder and a caramel and mocha drizzle to cap it off.
The drink is real, and by itself is $23.60. The rest of the cost, it being California, is eaten up by state and local taxes.
1,400 mg of caffeine and a seemingly incalculable amount of sugar, which should take out of the gene pool anyone stupid enough to give away their gun for $100.
Thanks for the information, Chode. Thread BUMP!
Dragging a $100 bill through a village of idiots is useful to a totalitarian.
How about offering a hundred bucks for bringing in a wanted felon? Better yet, they could offer a hundred bucks for bringing in a pair of shoes. I’m pretty sure that criminals wear shoes. I’ve watched thos COPS show. Take away their shoes, especially in the winter. Makes as much sense.
How do you demonstrate that it is actually a working gun? Do they test fire it? Do they do ballistics to see if it is a gun previously used in a crime?
They did not have to check out many. The program was a complete bust. Only 12 guns were collected. I saw no pictures, so they were probably beat up or single shot shotguns or .22 rifles.
This shows that people in Oakland are not as gullible as the anti-freedom forces thought.