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Oakland’s first-ever gun buyback fizzles(CA)
sfbay.ca ^ | 3 June, 2012 | Megan Taros

Posted on 06/03/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT by marktwain

Oakland is often criticized for its gun violence, then not recognized when it tries to do something about it.

On Saturday, the Oakland Police Department set up the city’s first ever gun buyback in a Caltrans lot in Fruitvale.

The net recovery? 12 guns.

OPD Lt. Blair Alexander, in charge of the buyback operation, told the Trib he was disappointed in the lack of support it received:

“The more people who come out, the more they send a message of a united front against violence.”

Community leaders including 100 Mothers, which focuses on gun violence, had organized the effort. Oakland residents had donated $10,000 to help with the gun buyback effort.

Those who surrendered guns received $100 and could give away up to two firearms.

To support the buyback, and to bring about a message of peace Saturday, two groups of protesters marched from opposite sides of Oakland to converge at Ignacio de la Fuenta Plaza in Fruitvale. Marchers told stories of loved ones lost to violence.

Oakland officials said last week that after four months of cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 90 guns had been removed from the streets.

Meager turnout for Saturday’s buyback didn’t dampen supporters of the concept who wish to start a program to give refurbished laptops and computer training for at-risk young people seeking to trade a weapon for an opportunity.

ATF agents told Oakland Mayor Jean Quan that buying guns in Oakland was easier than anywhere else. Another buyback is set to take place in August or September.

Quan said these community efforts are a powerful force in removing guns from the streets and curbing violence:

“What these 100 moms are doing here is going to be just as powerful as having 50 federal agents.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: austinpowers; banglist; buy; ca; california; oakland
What a failure. It appears that Oakland residents are smarter than their government thought.
1 posted on 06/03/2012 6:02:40 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
The peeps should hold a conference where the cops would sell their guns to them.

(Could invite Mikie Doomberg.)

2 posted on 06/03/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

I could use some parts off the Jennings and Phoenix Saturday Night Specials that are being turned in. Once set up properly, they’re fun little guns.


3 posted on 06/03/2012 6:08:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: marktwain

I always think of the term “buyback” as if the guns belonged to the cops to start with. How can the buy back what was never theirs?


4 posted on 06/03/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: marktwain

That town is full of gangbangers ...they arent going to sell their guns...They want them to kill and rob with.

the honest People arent going to sell their guns...they need them for protection....

Stupid Oakland Leftist Govt Morons.


5 posted on 06/03/2012 6:15:42 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: marktwain

Not the first...the first was even worse:

Feb 25, 2008

“Oakland’s recent gun buyback was especially ridiculous. The police offered up to $250 for a gun “no questions asked, no ID required.” The first people in line? Two gun dealers from Reno with 60 cheap handguns. Fortunately the buyback did manage to get some guns off the street, too bad they were turned in by a bunch of senior citizens from an assisted living facility.”

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2008/02/gun-buyback-mis.html

They had to shut it down when they ran out of money....several dealers from Nevada were unhappy.


6 posted on 06/03/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: marktwain
Oakland residents had donated $10,000 to help with the gun buyback effort.

There's a sucker born every minute!

...Maybe every 30 seconds in Oakland.

7 posted on 06/03/2012 6:16:34 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: marktwain

I hope no law-abiding citizen surrendered his or her firearm.

Activities such as these will not deter criminals, however.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 6:16:56 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: marktwain

I wish they’d have a gun buyback program in my neighborhood. I have an old Ithaca M-66 SuperSingle shotgun with a cracked and unrepairable frame that I’d love to sell for $100.


9 posted on 06/03/2012 6:23:58 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The failure of this is the fault of Zero — the Obama Recession, the upsurge in jihad worldwide, his failure to enforce the law — and the Occutard riots nationwide, and the riots local to Oaktown. Thanks marktwain.


10 posted on 06/03/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Yo-Yo

I’ve got an old Iver Johnson .32 S&W with a cracked cylinder I would sell for $100.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by Nakota
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To: Yo-Yo

Same here. I’ve got a 20 ga Montgomery ward minus the barrel. I paid $15 for at a yard sale. Gladly take $100 for it.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: marktwain

Some wit could have fun with this, publicizing the next buy back is for $100 in crack rocks. They would probably get more guns from the flea-brains out there.

“Here my gun, where da crack?”

“What you mean, no crack? Den I ain’t gibben you my gun!”

“What you mean you takin’ my gun anyways?”


13 posted on 06/03/2012 6:50:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: JoeDetweiler

Oh, that’s funny! Kudos to the dealers from Reno who took advantage of this stupidity.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 6:57:37 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: marktwain

What they really need is a criminal turn-in program.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 6:57:49 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Now that’s thinking outside the box. One weapon for your choice of meth or coke. They would be buried in guns.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Or for the big guns .... Nike sneaks!


17 posted on 06/03/2012 7:01:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: marktwain
Seriously, what intelligent person/citizen would think that anyone would turn in anything but junk for a $100, let alone a good weapon?
18 posted on 06/03/2012 7:01:45 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: marktwain

Just so long as no one figures out that gun buy backs are just a way to disarm Blacks so it will be easier to round them up when the time comes.

And Farrakhan is carrying out his part of the plan as well. He’ll tell folks that they are going to that separate nation that he’s demanded. So they’ll get on the transports without a fuss.


19 posted on 06/03/2012 7:24:46 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: marktwain

Fruitvale to 98th Ave. is owned by the drug dealers so no drugger is gonna surrender steel, only lawabiders will coz the podmasters are running things there and they are watching every move the cowboys make there and video`g everything and everyone who goes near the cowboys. Then they [druggers]will go to their houses for revenge. The cowboys are endangering innocent people by doing these stupoid buybacks...


20 posted on 06/03/2012 8:34:50 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (what??`?? Who knew?)
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To: marktwain

I would like to find one of the lines to turn guns in and offer them $150 per gun for the nice ones. I’d make a bundle reselling them.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: marktwain

Which reminds me. I have to drive over to my gun dealer tomorrow to order another M&P


22 posted on 06/03/2012 9:31:07 PM PDT by mort56
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To: JoeDetweiler
No questions asked and no ID required?

They should have setup a booth at a local Polling Place. If they ask your name, just say you're Eric Holder.

23 posted on 06/03/2012 9:41:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: marktwain

You probably had twelve well-meaning people who turned in their guns because they felt guilty for having them in the first place.

Against these gun buy-backs, I will say that if you’re stupid enough to run one of them, a place with a name like Fruitvale is certainly a good choice.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 9:51:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: marktwain

If I had a crappy non working gun I’d take the 100 bucks to put towards a new gun.


25 posted on 06/03/2012 11:29:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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