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Community, officials join in East St. Louis gun buy-back effort(IL)
bnd.com ^ | 26 August, 2012 | CAROLYN P. SMITH

Posted on 08/27/2012 4:35:52 AM PDT by marktwain

EAST ST. LOUIS — The event was called "Turn It In -- Turn It Around," and it was a chance for people with guns in their homes to turn them in and receive a $25 gift certificate to Schnucks grocery stores.

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies stood by a safe storage truck, ready to collect any guns that were brought to the armory on 29th and State streets in East St. Louis. Eight guns, including a sawed-off shot gun, were collected.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; eaststlouis; ks; turnin
It is not surprising that they got such a paltry turnin. They only offered $25 in a gift certificate. Even at that, the functioning guns were worth more. What a waste of police time.

Purely political theater designed to delegitimize armed citizens.

1 posted on 08/27/2012 4:36:01 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

ESTL is in IL, not KS. KS is on the other side of the state.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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The photograph at the site shows an old Savage/Stevens “gill rifle” .22, a bolt action shotgun, a pair of barrels for a double barrel shotgun, a bolt action .22 probably a Marlin, a sawed off shotgun that looks like it may be just legal (model 67 savage, I think), and one revolver, possibly a S&W .38 with a 5 or 6 inch barrel, in rather rough shape. Two more handguns were reported turned in. I cannot see them in the photo.

Hardly worth going to. $25 is not enough to get people to turn in their valuable guns.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: ShadowAce

You are correct. Thanks.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 4:45:03 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Much like paying inner city kids to go to school. Liberal child like mentality in an adult world.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 4:46:24 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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A tornado passed through E. St. Louis a few weeks ago. Did $87 million worth of improvements.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: marktwain

Here’s a local television report on the story:

http://www.kmov.com/home/East-St-Louis-church-takes-steps-to-making-community-safer-167445025.html

The video shows the revolver; it does look rough, as you say.  Also briefly shown is what I’m guessing is a .25 semiauto with a broken grip and tons of rust.

Talk about junk...I feel so much safer knowing these dangerous weapons are “off the street”!


7 posted on 08/27/2012 5:53:29 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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Talk about junk...I feel so much safer knowing these dangerous weapons are “off the street”!...

“Dangerous weapons” indeed! With all that rust and non-care, those weapons might indeed be dangerous, dangerous to the shooter, not the shootee!>


8 posted on 08/27/2012 5:57:53 AM PDT by Progov
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To: marktwain

The Lemmings disarmed themselves; the Wolves kept their fangs.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Joseph Harrolds; All

Thanks for the added information. Always nice to have another pair of eyes looking.

We have accounted for seven of the eight guns.. The .22 bolt gun is most likely a mossberg 346, also branded as a Westerfield 842B. It is worth about a $100. The Savage is probably worth about $75. None of the guns is worth much, which is what you would expect for a turn in in a very poor area when they are only offering $25 gift cards.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 3:32:03 PM PDT by marktwain
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