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Marin's Gun Buyback Program Goes Belly Up (Marks Won't Be Paid Promised Money)
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

Posted on 01/17/2013 4:21:18 PM PST by nickcarraway

Promises may not be fulfilled for lots of gun owners who turned over their firearms

Marin County's gun buyback program has become a victim of its own success.

During its first-ever gun buyback event on Tuesday, the county collected 827 guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition, most of it from Marin County residents, according to the district attorney's office, which organized the event.

Those turning in guns were given $200 for semi-automatic handguns or long guns, and $100 for other guns. But the $43,000 in cash that was available to those surrendering firearms was depleted within 90 minutes.

When the cash ran out, participants were given vouchers that they were told they could redeem within 30 days. Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said $70,000 in vouchers was distributed.

However, it now appears those with vouchers might not be paid unless the county receives more donations for its buyback program, Berberian said today.

A second gun buyback event is scheduled for Monday at the Mill Valley Police Department, but Berberian said people surrendering guns there will be told they won't receive any money. The buyback is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Initially, there were scheduled to be two collection sites on Monday but the county has since cancelled one that would have been in San Rafael.

Berberian said the people who received vouchers on Tuesday were told that the vouchers were not guaranteed, and many said they didn't care.

Anyone who wants to make a tax deductible donation to cover the vouchers issued in the buyback program can mail a check to the Marin County District Attorney's Office, Attention Gun Buy Back Program, Room 130, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, Calif., 94903.

A tax identification number will be issued to contributors, Berberian said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/17/2013 4:21:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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A second gun buyback event is scheduled for Monday at the Mill Valley Police Department, but Berberian said people surrendering guns there will be told they won't receive any money. The buyback is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What a great deal, a no money buyback.

2 posted on 01/17/2013 4:23:37 PM PST by xone
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To: nickcarraway

Ok now this is funny.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 4:23:55 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: nickcarraway

A “buyback” where you receive no money... this take stupid to a new level.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 4:23:55 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway
A second gun buyback event is scheduled for Monday at the Mill Valley Police Department, but Berberian said people surrendering guns there will be told they won't receive any money. The buyback is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Liberal doublespeak at its best: The government used other people's money to "buy back" firearms that never belonged to the government. After that, they defaulted on their promise to pay for the guns. Some prefer the security of a government nanny running their lives, but I prefer freedom.

5 posted on 01/17/2013 4:24:59 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like grounds for a lawsuit to me. Maybe even some criminal theft by deception charges for the States Attorney are in order.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 4:25:29 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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Whatta bunch’a maroons. LOL


7 posted on 01/17/2013 4:26:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Pure thievery by liberal hacks


8 posted on 01/17/2013 4:28:58 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: nickcarraway

I would have nothing against these buy-backs if they checked the serial numbers of every gun to see if it was stolen, and the only guns they got were worthless junk. It saddens me to see valuable collector’s items turned in for a pittance (or in this case, a worthless voucher).


9 posted on 01/17/2013 4:29:26 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: xone

What a scam but these feel-good imbeciles deserve it. Might as well promise the idiots who surrendered their firearms a stock option for a solar panel company.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 4:29:43 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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11 posted on 01/17/2013 4:30:21 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Only in CA!


12 posted on 01/17/2013 4:31:09 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
A “buyback” where you receive no money... this take stupid to a new level.

Hey, this is Marin. But I repeat yourself....

13 posted on 01/17/2013 4:32:25 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Pollster1

Will the tax deductible donation be local or federal? Wait, I thought all cities, states and the fed are going belly up for lack of taxes. More robbing Peter to pay Paul.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 4:33:25 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: nickcarraway

You can’t worry forever about your mistakes. You f-ed up. You trusted us.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 4:34:34 PM PST by DManA
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Suckers!


16 posted on 01/17/2013 4:36:37 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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Waiting for contributions. haha. Liberals putting their own money where their mouths are-- a rare and endangered species.
17 posted on 01/17/2013 4:38:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway
The vouchers weren't guaranteed:
18 posted on 01/17/2013 4:38:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: max americana
Maybe next time they could trade in their guns for California carbon credits.
19 posted on 01/17/2013 4:40:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway
I'm thinking we should conduct our own non-monetary "buyback" program and "redistribute" the guns and ammo acquired.

It's a simple structured-finance deal. Bernanke and Obama would approve.

20 posted on 01/17/2013 4:41:00 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

And they want people to believe that some people turnuing in their guns that were told they would recieve no money said, “that’s ok.” What kind of dope would forfeit a gun and not want even the pittance they were offering? Hand in a new .45 caliber that retails for $700-$800 and you get $100, a voucher which may or may not pay out that $100 or NOTHING. Sounds like a lose, lose, lose proposition. I cannot see even 1 person OK with getting nothing in return unless a big lefty liberal inherited some old guns and their anti-gun sentiment would maybe turn them in, but I still can;t see even them not wanting at least the minimum $100 or $200 for a long gun.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 4:42:22 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: nickcarraway

ROTFL!!! Morons!


22 posted on 01/17/2013 4:48:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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Hand in a new .45 caliber that retails for $700-$800 and you get $100, a voucher which may or may not pay out that $100 or NOTHING

Those kind of guns (and anything close to that) are being skimmed by the police and the liberal hacks. No way are they being crushed or demolished.

23 posted on 01/17/2013 4:49:37 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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People should start turning in $10 water pipe zip guns, thats a mark up of $90, pretty good for about an hours work.
24 posted on 01/17/2013 5:03:45 PM PST by nomad
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To: nickcarraway

Ammo buyback?

I’ve got a bunch of old 7.92mm Turkish army surplus Mauser rounds that are corrosive and give me misfires on every other round. It would be nice to get some cash for that. I couldn’t in good conscience sell it to another gun owner.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 5:05:56 PM PST by glorgau
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>> People should start turning in $10 water pipe zip guns ...

Pawn shop owners love these buybacks; they turn in all their crappy guns that they bought across the counter for $5 each.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 5:08:40 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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Silly people foolishly turn in grandpa’s old gun ro that of another family member “before some child gets hurt...”

But they could have sold grandpa’s old gun for $2500 because it is a rare xxxxxxxx.

Ignorance can be cured but stupidity is permanent.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 5:14:09 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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$200 for semi-automatic handguns or long guns, and $100 for other guns

I'll beat that.
28 posted on 01/17/2013 5:15:17 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if they are still promising “no questions asked” and “no checking of serial numbers or ballistics” then I suppose this might still be a good way to dispose of that weapon that might send you to prison under other circumstances.


29 posted on 01/17/2013 5:23:38 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway

Lol..maybe they should auction off some of the guns they collected, to pay for the vouchers.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 5:36:11 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: nomad

If you have a POS gun trade it in for the $100 buyback...take the cash and upgrade. Of this does not apply if you live in rip-off Marin County.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 5:37:31 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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A lot of people believe that Marin County is lily white and rich, but it ain’t so. Just across the county line from San Francisco is a “hell hole” known as Marin City, which, in my youth, was predominately black — it’s always been poor, very poor. Perhaps it should be called a ghetto! Marin City was originally built as housing for Shipyard workers during WWII.

In the 1960s Marin City was “re-developed” into high density public housing but quickly became a ghetto once again! One can only imagine the gun crime emanating from that carbunkle!


32 posted on 01/17/2013 6:44:56 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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