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San Diego gun buyback so successful police turn gun owners away

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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:09 PM
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Well, here's a turn up for the books!



The San Diego Police Department’s no-questions-asked gun buyback was so successful that officers “ran out of money” and had to send people back home with their firearms. “We ran out of money,” said police Capt. Alberto Leos of the department’s Southern Division as cited by The San Diego Tribune. “We gave out $25,000 in gift cards.” San Diego police reportedly bought back a total of 164 guns Saturday, up from the 47 that were handed in at a similar event earlier this year. Officers running the event handed out a $150 Walmart gift card per handgun or rifle handed in. So-called “assault weapons” or semi-automatic rifles were worth $250 in gift cards. By mid-afternoon, officers had to turn people away. “Explosives, ammunition or inert devices” were not accepted at the event


Gotta love "“Explosives, ammunition or inert devices” were not accepted at the event"


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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

150 bucks no questions asked for any hand gun at Xmas time? I can see why they ran out of money.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


No questions asked Im assuming it does not even have to work.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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Ran out of money ?

Even ripping people off with their buy back.

Ain't that special.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Ran out of money ?

Even ripping people off with their buy back.

Ain't that special.



You could go buy a cheap gun for under $100 and then sell it to these morons for $150? No wonder they ran out of money.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I hate gun buy back programs.

They prey on the poor, and people that wouldn't hurt a fly.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Not to mention they use tax payer money to buy these guns that they later destroy.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


Thats what I was gonna say.

Not even close, but its expensive living in CA.

Desperate peeps or crap guns, or both



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: neo96

Not to mention they use tax payer money to buy these guns that they later destroy.



Unless they happen to be rare.

Like this one.

thelibertarianrepublic.com...

Then they profit a cool $29 grand and some change.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: six67seven

I imagine they were all garbage guns. I wouldn’t take a chance on firing a $150 firearm. There’s probably 165 stolen guns that morning.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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show the article what you are talking about
money is no problem
time, yes
but money, bull#tte



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: notsure1

originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


No questions asked Im assuming it does not even have to work.


No questions asked im assuming it does not even have to be owned by the person who is turning it in.
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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


I have a few extra caulk guns and glue guns I never use.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Generally, these folks keep a few fav firearms for themselves....and off-a-few for the $$$. It doesnt represent a 1/10th of all guns still owned.

'Heard once that the sales in one day (either generally speaking or regionally referring to)...far surpass the total of those turned back in a much larger time frame.

I myself got rid of a couple a few years back in Detroit (rather at the Michigan State Police Post, Oak Park)...still had a double barrel and sawed off 12-gauge, a S&W 357 mag, and a Glock 19.



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom

originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


I have a few extra caulk guns and glue guns I never use.


You could get another hundred with an upgraded handle! Assault Caulk gun!



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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I might add this weekend there was another (of course) shooting in Detroit New Center area during a Christmas event. 16 year old kid shoots a few over a basketball game at their schools.

General "gun-control" or buybacks will never keeps dirt bags like this punk 16 year old. He got a gun. Criminals will always have guns. Buybacks or not...




posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: notsure1

originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: CaptainBeno

I don't own a gun I would sell for $150


No questions asked Im assuming it does not even have to work.


Nor belong to you...



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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this has been a scam for years for people with a little know how. 15-25 bucks of material and bam u get a nice check no questions asked. also there has never been any proof that these buybacks do anything to prevent crime or gun related crimes. just free money for people who can weld a little



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

What gun sells for under $100?




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