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S.F., Oakland gun buyback nets hundreds
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:48 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Justin Berton

Posted on 12/16/2012 9:32:00 AM PST by thecodont

Arturo Hurtado of Richmond was still stricken with grief over the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 schoolchildren dead when he awoke Saturday morning.

So he decided to get rid of his gun - "that darn thing," he called it - and purged it from his home.

"I've got kids, man," said Hurtado, who works at Waste Management in Oakland and has children ages 14, 10, 6 and 1. "Kids are curious. Kids don't know any better. I had it locked in a toolbox, so I don't know. ... I just know it had to go."

Hurtado was among hundreds of Bay Area residents who dropped off their firearms at buyback locations in Oakland and San Francisco on Saturday, collecting $200 cash for their weapon, no questions asked.

Organizers said both locations saw crowds twice as large as expected. In East Oakland, a mile-long line of cars waited on 82nd Avenue to enter a parking lot at St. Benedict's Church, with some running out of gas while idling. In San Francisco, people stood in pouring rain outside the Omega Boys Club in the Dogpatch neighborhood to exchange their guns for cash.

By the end of the day, organizers expected more than 600 guns to be turned in.

Hurtado was a rare customer. Not only was Friday's school shooting his primary motivation, but also he walked away without taking the cash.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-Oakland-gun-buyback-nets-hundreds-4121621.php#ixzz2FEkBhmUz

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: gunbuyback; guncontrol; sandyhookct; sfbayarea
San Francisco Bay Area reacts to the Sandy Hook CT shooting.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 9:32:08 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Fewer libs with guns, ok by me.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 9:34:23 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: thecodont

Bwahahaha! The criminals turned in guns they can buy new ones that can’t be associated with any previous crimes. They’re just tradin’ up!


3 posted on 12/16/2012 9:34:36 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: thecodont

Wow...they even told the criminals his name and location! Gotta feel sorry for his kids.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters doubled down on the first affirmative action president.)
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To: thecodont

I wish I could buy a Luger for $200!

5 posted on 12/16/2012 9:36:32 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: thecodont
The People's Socialist Paradise of Oakland: Making the city a target-rich environment for criminals, one gun buy-back at a time.
6 posted on 12/16/2012 9:37:28 AM PST by twister881
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You gotta wonder how many Bloods and Crips turned in guns. None, I’m sure. These gun buybacks are a waste of taxpayer money.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 9:51:20 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: thecodont

The “ivory” grip one looks like a starter pistol.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 9:52:22 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Sooth2222

That one on the left looks like a 12 gauge single shot that I bought at Walmart 10 years ago for $89. I wish I could get $200 for it now, I would go back and buy 2 more, I would really like to have the .410 version of it as well the 12 gauge. If we have a buy back here in Texas that pays $200 I think I will do just that!


9 posted on 12/16/2012 9:53:27 AM PST by Reddon
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To: Sooth2222

That Breaktop there is worth some BUCKS...also see a shotgun that looks like one my grandpappy left me - a Model 29 Winchester to gauge single shooter.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 10:04:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: thecodont

the old guns were traded in for Bucks and the good guns remain at home


11 posted on 12/16/2012 10:06:57 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: thecodont
obama all the guns
12 posted on 12/16/2012 10:15:25 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: thecodont

Hey Arturo that car you drove there in can be pretty dangerous too. How ‘bout I “buy it back” for $200. It’s for the children. Idiots!


13 posted on 12/16/2012 10:25:22 AM PST by 762X51
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To: thecodont

Suckers!


14 posted on 12/16/2012 10:27:28 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: thecodont

I’m sure criminals in the bay area and prowling craigslist are gratified by the number of guns turned in..


15 posted on 12/16/2012 10:31:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: thecodont

They don’t ever have gun buy-back event here in the Seattle area. I’ve been talking to friends about organizing one - you know - to trade on liberal guilt and relieve them of their arms ;-)


16 posted on 12/16/2012 10:35:09 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: thecodont
"I've got kids, man," said Hurtado, who works at Waste Management in Oakland and has children ages 14, 10, 6 and 1. "Kids are curious. Kids don't know any better. I had it locked in a toolbox, so I don't know. ... I just know it had to go."

A real forward thinker is what we have here.

FORWARD!"

FMCDH(BITS)

17 posted on 12/16/2012 10:52:15 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: twister881
The People's Socialist Paradise of Oakland: Making the city a target-rich environment for criminals, one gun buy-back at a time.

This makes perfect sense (for them), as the buy-back uses tax money from the very people trying to protect what they've got.

18 posted on 12/16/2012 10:53:16 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sooth2222

I’ll bet that Luger went home with some cop. Aside from that and a couple of Smith & Wessons, I don’t see anything I’d want.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 11:15:16 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: thecodont

I have gun by Mattel will they except it for 200 bucks? =)


20 posted on 12/16/2012 11:43:31 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: thecodont

This reminds me of 1968 when Bobby Kennedy was shot. The media went berzerk. People were so afraid of their own guns the police departments allowed them to bring the guns in for destruction.

One family gave up their guns, then wrote letters to many magazines telling what they had done, then mentioned that they WERE LIVING IN FEAR of neighbors who did not turn in their guns.

Many printed and posted signs in their windows that said..”THERE ARE NO GUNS IN THIS HOME”. That didn’t last long.

People do stupid things when goaded into a panic.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 12:55:49 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
People do stupid things when goaded into a panic.

There's no shortage of stupid, panic-stricken people in the SF Bay Area.

Law-abiding citizens will relinquish their guns and "feel good about it."

The thugs will continue to own guns and use them to commit crime.

22 posted on 12/16/2012 1:08:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: CrazyIvan

I think that’s an RG.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 1:14:13 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Gaffer
That break top looks like an Iver Johnson .32.

Maybe $200 on a good day from the last ones I've seen for sale.

24 posted on 12/16/2012 1:18:10 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

The medallion on the grip is in the middle.
The IJ 32s I’ve seen have a molded medallion
At the top edge in the middle. Might be S&W.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 1:27:22 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: thecodont

If I ever hear of a $200/gun buyback in my area I’ll go down to the flea market in the next county, load up on old single shot .22’s and double my money.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 1:34:26 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Gaffer
I compared it to a junker IJ I’ve got, and it is definitely an IJ.

The IJ is molded in the center of the grip. At the top is an owls head molded into the grip.

27 posted on 12/16/2012 2:07:52 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

The medallion on the grip is in the middle.
The IJ 32s I’ve seen have a molded medallion
At the top edge in the middle. Might be S&W.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 2:37:04 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: nothingnew
I guess he never heard of a Trigger Lock, Gun Safe or Common Sense.

What you keep in a Tool Box are Tools, and your Choom Stash. Why is it that I'm 100% sure he Voted for Obama?

29 posted on 12/16/2012 2:49:59 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Sooth2222

I’m sure that Lugar will end up in an Oakland Cop’s Gun Safe along with that a few other gems I see on the table...

If a kid gets run over, do they hold a Car Buyback?


30 posted on 12/16/2012 2:53:13 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: IMR 4350

Thanks. Looked it up. Not talking Les Baer here, are we. -)


31 posted on 12/16/2012 4:50:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

$200 bucks for it. About $175 more than I would give someone for it.

Somebody made out like a bandit.


32 posted on 12/16/2012 5:51:54 PM PST by IMR 4350
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