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Marin County wants us to turn in guns (Freeping poll in middle of page)
Marin IJ ^ | 12/19/12 | Nels Johnson

Posted on 12/20/2012 9:23:16 AM PST by InsidiousMongo

DA to Marin County: Turn in your guns Jan. 15 By Nels Johnson

Related Gun control Dec 19: More gun laws on the way in California?Dec 18: Gun debate splits California members of U.S. House of RepresentativesDec 17: San Rafael boy, 15, reports robbery attempt by masked gunmanGun control: Six proposals that may be discussed after Connecticut shootingEditorial: We must do something about reducing gun violenceDec 15: Could shooting be a gun-control tipping point?Dec 14: Gun control advocates urge Congress to act in wake of Connecticut shootingNov 12: CHP stop in San Rafael yields four drug suspects, pot stash and loaded gunOct 11: DA wants more charges against Max Wade in guns and Lamborghini caseMarin County officials, reacting to the horrific murder of children at a Connecticut elementary school, will hold a gun buy-back program on Jan. 15, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Let's do something more than just talk," District Attorney Ed Berberian urged the Board of Supervisors, calling on residents to "turn in their reservoir of guns that are really not needed in our county."

"What can we do? What should we do? How can we stop this from happening?" Berberian asked, summing up the reflections of many. "We are a society with too many guns."

The program, proposed by Supervisor Susan Adams and Berberian, will be coordinated by Berberian's staff and involve locales across the county at which

Student safety Should school teachers be armed? Total Votes = 494 Yes 34.21 % No 65.78 %

residents can turn in guns of all kinds.

The proposal follows the slaughter of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday.

"It is unimaginable, the pain and grief," Adams said, noting that "We have our own issues of gun violence here in Marin," with shootings in San Rafael and Marin City.

"When do you say, 'enough'?" Adams asked.

Noting that Newtown is similar in many respects to Marin, the district attorney said that what happened in Connecticut "can happen anywhere, at any time."

Officials seemed to agree that while largely symbolic, a gun buy-back program is an initial step. Details including times, places and how much cash will be offered to gun donors will be

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Other actions include making sure authorities are trained and equipped to respond, ensuring schools are prepared for emergencies, and that mental health programs receive the attention they deserve, officials said.

Berberian noted that the county sheriff's office has only one "resource" officer to serve 32 schools, a staffing level Supervisor Kate Sears agreed should be expanded.

"It's time to take action to make ourselves better by taking care of others," Sears added, saying gun control, training, mental health and related programs are part of the solution.

Berberian, noting King died in a "senseless act of gun violence," said the civil rights leaders' birthday provides an ideal time to hold a buy-back program. "It would be something ... I'm sure he would support," Berberian said.

Gun buy-back programs in Oakland and San Francisco over the weekend took an arsenal off the streets. Some 349 handguns, 149 rifles, 92 shotguns and another six guns that owners handed over without even waiting for a $200 payment.

Nearly 600 guns — from vintage World War rifles to modern day assault weapons — are in storage waiting to be melted down following what officials in both cities called their most successful buy-back to date.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/20/2012 9:23:25 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

Johnnie Walker Lindh is from Marin.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 9:26:23 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: InsidiousMongo; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; NFHale

Melt down vintage rifles? Collectors would pay good money!

I would like to turn Marin county in to the ocean.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 9:27:22 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: InsidiousMongo

I know CA looks nice and has nice landscape but why does maybe 2 million conservatives still stay in that state, give their money to that state and know their vote nevr counts in Pres elections?

Imagine if two million conservatives moved out and moved to AZ, NM, CO, thus making those state solid republican.
It’s just like those conservatives up in the north east and places like IL.

imagine of millions of conservatives moved to NC, FL, VA, maybe OH.
Thsoe states would be solid republican and have conservative reps plus if all those states went republican the left would never win any Pres elections again


4 posted on 12/20/2012 9:28:31 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dynachrome

Poll ping.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 9:30:11 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: manc

I’ll be honest about this. If I can find a good accounting job out there in a state like Texas (maybe even Texas) and my wife finds something within the area of her expertise, we are out of here!


6 posted on 12/20/2012 9:31:26 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

Has there ever been any gun buy-back program where the officials overseeing such even turned in their gun first to set an example for all of us?


7 posted on 12/20/2012 9:32:15 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: InsidiousMongo

So does Obama.

next please....


8 posted on 12/20/2012 9:34:25 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: All

Just be sure to freep that poll guys. I want the libs at Marin IJ to have splitting, combustable migraines today after looking at it.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 9:35:12 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

Just be sure to freep that poll guys. I want the libs at Marin IJ to have splitting, combustible migraines today after looking at it.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 9:35:46 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

I think all the people in Marin County should turn in their guns and post signs outside their homes with the words: “Gun free house.”


11 posted on 12/20/2012 9:35:59 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Impy; InsidiousMongo; fieldmarshaldj; KC_Lion; BillyBoy; NFHale; DarthVader

‘I would like to turn Marin county in to the ocean.”

Or expel CA from the USA. Or just split into “Red and “Blue”.

RE: The rifles. Please. I’m pretty sure anything of value (like the StG 44 I posted about last week) find their way into collections.

Anyone else have that feeling that you don’t live in the country you grew up in anymore?


12 posted on 12/20/2012 9:37:58 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: manc

Problem with that is that if you get conservatives together, and they’ll prosper. Then libs will follow after they’ve destroyed what they have and leach off the conservatives’ prosperity.

We call them ‘rats, but I think “locusts” would be a more accurate comparison.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 9:39:00 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Turning in guns because some wacko killed a bunch of people is in itself well, wacko.

An NFL player crashed his car a couple of weeks ago killing a teammate, should I stop driving?


14 posted on 12/20/2012 9:40:49 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: absolootezer0

Can’t get this site or page to load.

Was this one of the sites that a year back or so we freepers added to our HostsMan(ager) blockage to keep from accessing?


15 posted on 12/20/2012 9:43:48 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: InsidiousMongo

16 posted on 12/20/2012 9:47:46 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: InsidiousMongo

What can we do? How about we all pledge not to murder children.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 9:48:05 AM PST by DManA
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To: InsidiousMongo

I’m seeing a different poll question: “Should school teachers be armed?”.

Surprisingly, it’s almost even.

Grew up in Marin, Sixties and early Seventies, back before the locusts completely engulfed it. I miss it.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 9:48:40 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: George from New England

I got through just fine. The poll is neck-and-neck, astonishing for hyper-liberal Marin.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 9:49:07 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: InsidiousMongo

I pray for a horrible earthquake.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 9:49:31 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Grand Opening of Templar Sports in Los Gatos this weekend.
Locals should show some support,,, I will.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 9:51:55 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: manc

I am trying desperately to move out of California.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 9:54:33 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Tell me more!


23 posted on 12/20/2012 9:55:21 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: manc

California Liberals would be jumping up and down in glee. Then the whoopsie when they are the only ones left to support their utopia;


24 posted on 12/20/2012 9:57:40 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: manc

“Imagine if two million conservatives moved out and moved to AZ, NM, CO, thus making those state solid republican.
It’s just like those conservatives up in the north east and places like IL.”

Oh, how I agree with you. Let LA 8 years ago, and never looked back.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 10:00:20 AM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: InsidiousMongo

People in Marin need to keep their guns to protect their drug stashes


26 posted on 12/20/2012 10:02:27 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: InsidiousMongo

You will never get those illegal aliens to give up their guns. It is one of the reasons they came to America.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 10:05:15 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: null and void

as of 1:00pm Eastern Time

Should school teachers be armed?
Total Votes = 708
Yes
52.54 %
No
47.45 %


28 posted on 12/20/2012 10:05:40 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: InsidiousMongo
Officials seemed to agree that while largely symbolic, a gun buy-back program is an initial step. Details including times, places and how much cash will be offered to gun donors will be announced after Berberian develops the program.

The choice is lion or lamb. Which is it residents of Marin?

29 posted on 12/20/2012 10:06:27 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Did my part, looks like arming teachers is ahead at this point...


30 posted on 12/20/2012 10:07:10 AM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: House Atreides

Wow. This is Marin???


31 posted on 12/20/2012 10:07:10 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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32 posted on 12/20/2012 10:12:11 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: null and void

Why are you surprised it’s Marin? There are more dirty hippies here than there was during the 1960s in total.


33 posted on 12/20/2012 10:13:13 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

White guilt=Gun guilt and the hoodies are the only ones who will benefit.


34 posted on 12/20/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: manc

“I know CA looks nice and has nice landscape but why does maybe 2 million conservatives still stay in that state,”

Maybe it’s because we like it here and most of the state (like other states both red and blue) is mostly conservative considering land area. Like me, they would not trade their lives here for life in one of the places you suggest. We have a national problem, and “consolidating conservatives” is a nutty idea that won’t work in the long run. Why don’t you “command” conservatives to have more babies, that would make more sense, but not much.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by vette6387
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To: InsidiousMongo

These gun buy back programs are absoutely fine with me and I wish there were more of them, especially in Lefty areas. The only people that would turn in their guns are stupid liberals. Let Marin county become a ‘gun free zone’ and let the criminals prey on them. Meanwhile, conservatives, living in their enclaves, will keep their guns, including their AR-15s and high cap mags.


36 posted on 12/20/2012 10:18:28 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: InsidiousMongo

These gun buy back programs are absoutely fine with me and I wish there were more of them, especially in Lefty areas. The only people that would turn in their guns are stupid liberals. Let Marin county become a ‘gun free zone’ and let the criminals prey on them. Meanwhile, conservatives, living in their enclaves, will keep their guns, including their AR-15s and high cap mags.


37 posted on 12/20/2012 10:18:45 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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"Why don’t you “command” conservatives to have more babies, that would make more sense, but not much."

....and it would be a lot more fun!

38 posted on 12/20/2012 10:20:09 AM PST by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: InsidiousMongo

Precisely. I’m astonished that more than a small percentage are OK with there being any guns at all in the whole frickin’ county.


39 posted on 12/20/2012 10:25:45 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Brilliant! Why don’t you liberal guys just paint a target on your family, house, schools and public places? You’ve just made it so much easier for the criminals, whom I’m guessing did NOT make a contribution to the gun confiscation. This level of ignorance is astounding.


40 posted on 12/20/2012 10:34:28 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: InsidiousMongo
Some 349 handguns, 149 rifles, 92 shotguns and another six guns that owners handed over without even waiting for a $200 payment.

Well, they just made a bunch of criminals happy. Of course, most criminals would have prefered the liberal idiots would have waited for the $200 for an extra bonus when the criminals robbed them.

41 posted on 12/20/2012 10:46:41 AM PST by techcor
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To: InsidiousMongo

I was born in San Rafael, lived in Marin City (I’m white), went to school in San Rafael and Novato. Went to college at College of Marin and Cal Poly, SLO. Worked for the Public Utility Commission while living in San Francisco.

I left California in 1973, never to return for more than a day or two, it just got too strange for me! Like now!

While there, among other things, I endured some of the oddest educational initiatives with predictable poor results, maternity clothes as a “fashion statement” by high school girls and public employees so incompetent that, because they couldn’t be fired, they were assigned to special units for work, where they could spend their days in total obscurity!

Therefore, it doesn’t surprise me, at all, that they embark on some new, hare-brained stunt, for whatever the cause célèbre might be at the moment!


42 posted on 12/20/2012 11:02:07 AM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Total Votes = 832
Yes
58.41 %
No
41.58 %


43 posted on 12/20/2012 11:06:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: InsidiousMongo

I used to live in Marin County. I thank God every day I was able to escape. Here is a Constitutional primer this politically correct government doofus should have learned in law school...with guns we are citizens...without them we are subjects.


44 posted on 12/20/2012 11:44:06 AM PST by mort56
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To Everyone -

Thank you for your support. Yes is over 60% now and I’m sure everyone looking at that page here sipping on some organic beverage that tastes like dirt probably spat it all over their iPad or laptop. GOOD!

Keep up the great work. Mess with the best, get brain damage like the rest!


45 posted on 12/20/2012 11:44:35 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: InsidiousMongo

This district Attorney is an idiot. There are ALLOT of hunters in Marin county and the Bay area. Plus the influx of Mexicans has people arming.The gangs all have guns.


46 posted on 12/20/2012 11:55:40 AM PST by jetson
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To: vette6387

not a bad idea.

OK Freepers get to it, more babies and raise them as conservatives

hell you might like your state CA but lets face it whilst you say it;s a lot conservative in areas, the majority I speak with are hapy to get the hell out and the ones still there are fed up of giving their money to a state which keeps passing liberal policies


47 posted on 12/20/2012 12:33:02 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BlueLancer

got that right , though I;ve done my part on having kids,

Most conservatives having babies, and making them yiipppeee, LOL.
seriously I only asked a question and gave an idea off the cuff, hell didn;t think I;d upset someone about asking why any conservatives stay in liberal states today.


48 posted on 12/20/2012 12:35:04 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: tickedoffnow

got my wife out of liberal socialist MA and she said it was the best move she ever did.
Now we know our votes count more than it did, our money goes to not liberal policies and we even chose to live in one of the most republican counties in the state called St Johns after looking at the census forms before we moved.
People speak English, most work, republicans outnumber Dems and non party combined, we have the best schools in the state, hardly any crime etc.

Contrast our county in our swing state to a Dem county and you;ll see how our county works and is safe compared to any of the 4 cess pit counties in the state which is full of illegals, northern liberals and just basically locusts who move on mass looking to destroy another state aftwr they have destroyed their old state


49 posted on 12/20/2012 12:41:22 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: InsidiousMongo; null and void

I wish you all the best.


50 posted on 12/20/2012 12:42:57 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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