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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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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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To: InsidiousMongo

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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To: vette6387; manc
"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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