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Ohio: Hungry? Turn In Your Guns, Get Food

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Ohio: Hungry? Turn In Your Guns, Get Food


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Sponsors of the Goods for Guns program are hoping that the promise of a full belly will lure people to turn in their guns in exchange for $100 gift cards for Acme Fresh Markets.

The dates for the program, Nov. 21 and 22, were strategically selected this year to coincide with Thanksgiving because it’s a time when thoughts traditionally turn to food, authorities said.

Last year, the event sponsored by the Summit County Crimestoppers, the Sheriff’s Office, the Akron Police Department and several private corporations and nonprofit agencies removed 950 guns from the streets. This year, Crimestoppers hopes to purchase enough gift cards to increase that number and buy 1,200 guns.

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Mm-Hmm...

Give up your ability to defend yourselves peons, and we'll give you a little food in your stomach...For a couple of days.

If ever there was a reason to start a garden, this should serve as a shining example.

TPTB are resorting to every little con they can to disarm the populace. But this has to be the epitome of patheticness and predatory persuasion IMO.

Sigh...

cryptogon.com
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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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That's horrible. Although right now I have a CETME with a locked bolt that is probably worth less than a turkey.

Ohio has some great hunting. Go shoot a turkey. Forgot, government has to sell you a license before you can go get food.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:29 AM
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Dimensional Detective,

I agree...this is a political con job at its best. It becomes obvious that the local constabulary are pretty ineffective at protecting the public until after the fact. They then collect data to justify more police and moneys.

The best protection the public has is the public themselves. This, however, is a threat to the body politic of whom the constabulary are an important part. They must be able to justify more politics..ie more moneys. They are not protecting the public but instead protecting the body politic....at public expense. Robberies., assaults, theft..hijackings are at a high around here this time of year and accelerating with all the layoffs going on.

By the way ...Dimensional Detective. I have for some time now admired your Avatar..of the red pill and or the blue pill...very appropriate and telling. Suitable for describing much of what we see around us daily.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:29 AM
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They are going to try and get our guns any way they can people.

It's coming, and it's only going to get worse.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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Heh, I'm just waiting for someone to figure out they can use their gun to take all the $100 gift cards. Hey, when you're hungry you do what you gotta do, including armed theft, I suppose.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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This only shows how government and groups can easily manipulate people when they are in need.

Will people end doing anything for food?



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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I have friends that live in the area in question and the program is obviously a cheap ploy. The majority of the guns turned in are junk. Inoperable, rusted, missing pieces etc. Just Uncle Jethro cleaning out his basement. If they think I'm turning in my Remington 1100 for a sandwich they are mistaken. I highly doubt that Johnny Thug is redeeming his Mac 10 they are way off base.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:48 AM
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this is nothing new. i live in ohio and they've done this for the past 3-4 years. no questions asked type deal.
i still have my guns



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 10:54 AM
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So this is how disarming starts .... kill the economy and make food so expensive that you'll turn in your guns for food.

Your choice - let the kids starve or give up your guns.

And if you decide to let the kids starve then the gov't will come take them away anyways.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 11:19 AM
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this topic was already being discussed here ... it was posted the 16th of November.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 4-12-2008 by baseball101]



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
So this is how disarming starts .... kill the economy and make food so expensive that you'll turn in your guns for food.

Your choice - let the kids starve or give up your guns.

And if you decide to let the kids starve then the gov't will come take them away anyways.



Makes me glad that I live in the foothills of Western Washington. I see elk and deer every morning. It's like that Simpsons episode where Homer loses a peanut under the couch cushions and goes searching for it. All he finds is a $20 bill, which he is disappointed with because he wanted his peanut. His brain kicks in and says "With $20 we can buy many peanuts." Homer says "explain" to his brain, which then goes on to tell Homer "Money can be exchanged for goods and/or services." Only in this case the $20 bill is a firearm and the exchange rate is based on bullets and how good of an aim you are. I can use my rifles, shotguns, and even pistols to obtain far, far more (and better) food for myself in the field than I ever could get from a store with money gotten from whoring my second ammendment right away to some douchebag anti-gun crusader group.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 11:30 AM
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Must be nice to steal and to turn in your neighbor's gun in exchange for a $100 gift card for food.

$100 doesn't buy much food nowadays.



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:16 AM
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Well, well, well...Looks like the disarmement strategies are taking off all over the place:



In Lean Times, SoCal Residents Trade Guns For Food

LOS ANGELES -- A program to exchange guns for gifts brought in a record number of weapons this year as residents hit hard by the economy look under the bed and in closets to find items to trade for groceries.

The annual Gifts for Guns program ended Sunday in Compton, a working class city south of Los Angeles that has long struggled with gun and gang violence. In a program similar to ones in New York and San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allows residents to anonymously relinquish firearms in return for $100 gift cards for Ralphs supermarkets, Target department stores or Best Buy electronics stores.

Turning in assault rifles yields double that amount.


Full Story:

www.washingtonpost.com...



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:27 AM
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Wouldn't this make guns even more valuable to have? "Honest officer, I was just heading downtown to turn it in for food!"

I don't know, it's a offer, not a demand. I say let's see what happens. If person-to-person gun violence is down, thank God. I don't think this is an assault on the rural gun user or property owner, they wouldn't have the great need for food to make the trade. As mentioned before, gun theft may be more of a concern.

[edit on 8-12-2008 by saint4God]



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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Pawn shops have existed for this purpose for generations. Owners will get a better price through a private sale anyway.

Sadly, it's more likely that liquor store and 7/11 stickups will increase at a greater rate than the number of gun hand-ins.



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:38 AM
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Hmmm,
Like giving a guy a fish and taking away his fishing pole.



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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Hunger is a great element of power over the people.

In a total socialist country (which some say is where we are headed now) the more dependant people are the more willing they will be to do as they wish, even surrender their firearms.

In time given the current economic fall there will be far more people looking to the government and the elite for the most basic necessities of life... Starve them then offer them food in exchange for ____________ ?

Think about it, if you lost your home, your job, and are having problems finding work... and are hungry enough you too at some point may be willing to even sell your soul just to get whatever assistance they offer you in exchange.



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
Hmmm,
Like giving a guy a fish and taking away his fishing pole.


Do you believe a guy would turn in his fishing pole for a fish?



posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by saint4God

Originally posted by AccessDenied
Hmmm,
Like giving a guy a fish and taking away his fishing pole.


Do you believe a guy would turn in his fishing pole for a fish?

Did I say that?
It's a figure of speach that I related the article to.
And honestly...perhaps some would do it.

[edit on 8-12-2008 by AccessDenied]



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