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(San Diego, CA) Gun Owners Give Up Weapons for Groceries
Fox 5 San Diego ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fox 5 News Staff

Posted on 12/21/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Gun owners give up weapons for groceries

SAN DIEGO — Gun owners had a chance to exchange weapons for Friday morning.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their “Guns for Gift Cards” program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park.

The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked, in exchange for monetary vouchers redeemable at area grocery stores. Shotguns and rifles bring $50 credit each, while pistols and assault-type weapons fetch $100 apiece.

Participants must place the weapons, unloaded, in the trunk of their cars before arriving at the event, where uniformed officers will provide further instructions. All collected guns will be destroyed.

Since the program began four years ago, a total of 851 firearms have been impounded, officials said.

An outlay of $10,000 in asset-forfeiture funds paid for the gift cards that will go to those discarding their guns Friday, according to the sheriff’s department.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 100; banglist; disarm; ebtcard; governmentcheese; gunsandammo; obamanation; sandiego; serfdom; slavery; voucher
Is it just me, or is this another stupid government program?

A good analogy could be the government creating another buyback program in which fishermen would trade in their rods and reels (no questions asked!) for some fish-sticks or a fillet-of-fish sandwich.

The road to serfdom is nearing completion.

1 posted on 12/21/2012 3:03:28 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

They were giving out cash here...then they found out they were using the money to buy better guns.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 3:04:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DogByte6RER
You really think they're destroying all those guns??

Got a bridge.....

3 posted on 12/21/2012 3:05:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DogByte6RER

Don’t ask don’t tell works for these libs...how many of these will be ballistics checked for unsolved shootings???


4 posted on 12/21/2012 3:06:16 PM PST by Paul46360
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To: DogByte6RER
The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked,

Brilliant! Reward criminals.

5 posted on 12/21/2012 3:12:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER

You know Barry’s “transformation” is kicking in when people have to turn in their gun for something to eat. I guess that “Give a man a fish...” thing wouldn’t work here either.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 3:13:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: DogByte6RER

If there are any freepers in the area they should go down there and offer cash to the idiots standing in line. You could probably pick up a working shotgun for $60 or a pistol for $110. They would make good stocking stuffers.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 3:17:54 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: DogByte6RER

Disarming the Nations poor one gun at a time!


8 posted on 12/21/2012 3:20:17 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: DogByte6RER

Fifty dollars for say a mint condition 1894 Winchester 30-30? I think not. Now I’ve this rusted piece of junk I’ll let go for $50.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 3:22:41 PM 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: Sacajaweau

Most are.

A few rare antiques may have to go to museums because too many people know of them, which a story was reported about this on FR not too long ago. A few may end up in private hands.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 3:33:26 PM PST 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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To: DogByte6RER

Granted some of these weapons may be stolen and may be in the hands of people who use them for bad reasons. That said, the people who are turning them in because they need the money should get lots of canned food. Perhaps if their aim is really, really good, they can use the canned items to defend themselves if they need to.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 3:43:05 PM PST by jgpatl (What was right is now wrong. What was wrong is now right.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Only people that will turn in firearms for $50 are those that stole them in the first place. And a “potential” criminal will turn in an unneeded gun for $50 when he can get at least 5 times that on the street for any working gun? yeah, right.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 3:44:40 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: mylife
$50 of Swanson TV dinners for this?

What a deal.

13 posted on 12/21/2012 3:48:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DogByte6RER
The road to serfdom is nearing completion.

As the Instapundit repeats often, "first you make them beggars, 'cause they're easier to please."

14 posted on 12/21/2012 4:30:37 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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***Since the program began four years ago, a total of 851 firearms have been impounded, officials said. ****

Just think, this is from the state where the CITIZENS voted NOT TO BAN HANDGUNS back in 1982.

Kali has been trying to get around that vote since.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 4:53:28 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: DogByte6RER

They did it in Boston a few years back.

$200.00 Target gift cards for a gun.

Guess what? It’s even worse now.

Idiocy rules the day!

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16 posted on 12/21/2012 5:02:13 PM PST by Mears
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To: DogByte6RER
"The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their “Guns for Gift Cards” program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park."

I learn something new all the time. I never knew African Americans were such avid deer hunters until I saw all the rifles that are turned in at these gun buy backs.

17 posted on 12/21/2012 5:24:12 PM 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: Paul46360
"Don’t ask don’t tell works for these libs...how many of these will be ballistics checked for unsolved shootings???"

They're nuts if they don't check them for ballistics -- and fingerprints/DNA. Not to mention checking the SN against reported stolen firearms. Of course, this is California, so it's possible.

18 posted on 12/21/2012 5:29:59 PM 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: Sooth2222

Investigating those weapons might produce evidence that will interefere with their narrative of “reasonable, concerned citizens turning in their firearms for the public good”.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 5:36:49 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sooth2222

OK, so let’s do it this way:

Gun “buyback”: $250 per gun with the upfront declaration that all guns will be checked for ballistics against crime lab database. Don’t even mention fingerprints.

Be interesting to see what happens.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 5:49:48 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: DogByte6RER
Since the program began four years ago, a total of 851 firearms have been impounded, officials said.

I got some data from 2010, which showed that every day in the USA (except Sundays), there are about 20,000 guns manufactured. So, one can readily see that these 851 firearms are not reducing the supply much, now are they?

21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:52:52 PM PST by OldPossum
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Good luck keeping those groceries, or anything else another wants, now that you’ve given up your means to defend them... including your lives, if such your attacker wishes.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 8:10:04 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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