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Turn in your neighbor for owning a gun....get $1000

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:51 AM

What does this billboard imply to the average person?
The largest words are Gun, Jail, Period thus suggesting that the pictured gun is illegal.

Ok So I have a few AR 15's the look just like M-16's which under NFA are illegal to own without a $200 tax stamp. But a nosy neighbor won't know that.

So much for the right to: Keep (own) and Bear (carry) Arms shall not be infringed

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:53 AM
I was just able to sneak off and watch the video...

And I have to wonder if anyone else did?

The mayor specifically states several times that this program is for people ILLEGALLY CARRYING A FIREARM. As in concealed carry without a license (New Jersey does have a provision for concealed carry, but good luck getting one). As a CCW holder I'm in favor of this type of program as it can make a noticeable impact on the segment of society it intends to. I do not support the restrictive firearm laws of New Jersey and I would like to see the law abiding citizens of that state have their Constitutional Rights reinstated.

Not owning a firearm, not anything that would reflect the various "get rich opportunities" outlined in the thread... I strongly suggest the OP consider editing the title to reflect the actual context of the video... This:

Turn in your neighbor for owning a gun....get $1000

Is incorrect and not acceptable...

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by Mirthful Me

I have edited the OP but the title is a correct reflection of the issue at hand. As stated in the edit if a person gets raided by police for owning a legal firearm and the police cause damage you will have no recourse to seek damages. However if someone filed a false police report you could have redress.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:08 PM
reply to post by SWCCFAN

Research much?


In early 1999, the Northern District of Alabama established "Project Isolating the Criminal Element" ("Project I.C.E.") to address the high level of gun homicides in the City of Birmingham. Project I.C.E. includes vigorous prosecution of substantially all federal firearms violations, identified through a partnership with the Birmingham Police Department, ATF and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. Project I.C.E. also provides for intensive training of local law enforcement officers on federal and state firearms laws and procedures. A community outreach component of Project I.C.E. has included television, radio and billboard advertisements, as well as bumper stickers and yard signs. See Figure 7 of the National Strategy. Project I.C.E. will expand to cover the entire district, with an appropriate balance between federal and state prosecutions. A coordinated referral mechanism, including a designated prosecutor in the local District Attorney's Office who will participate in the referrals, and may be appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to try cases in federal court, will be critical to this expansion. The cities of Birmingham, Gadsden, Huntsville, Talladega, and Tuscaloosa within the Northern District of Alabama have entered into agreements with the ATF to enforce a comprehensive crime gun tracing program under ATF's Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII). Project I.C.E. is complemented by Operation Safe Home, a cooperative federal, state and local initiative which targets violent crime in public housing complexes.

So unless you are in the habit of committing crimes like drug trafficking, car jacking and racketeering while armed, this program doesn't apply to you.

There's nothing unique about an AR platform rifle, nor is anyone likely to raise an eyebrow as far as law enforcement goes. I bought my first AR back in 1980, back when Colt was the only option for the princely sum of $479.00, once they became generic, I moved on to HK, Sig and FN... I prefer to be unique at the range...

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:17 PM
reply to post by SWCCFAN

Simply untrue... I've watched the video... There is no reward for turning someone in for "owning" a firearm...

Misleading statements and contrived hysteria doesn't help the Second Amendment cause...


posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:19 PM
When has anyone got $ for turning someone in? especially if you remain "Anonymous"

Did the Unabombers brother get the reward for turning in "Ted the Terroist?" NO

Did the soldier who "found" Saddam Hussein get the reward? NO

Has anyone on here known of anyone who turned in somebody and actually got a cash reward (along with a "Snitch" label)

Key word is "info that leads up to the arrest of the wanted fugitive"

"Up To" is the loophole they use, YOU have to PROVE your info lead to the arrest. If it wasn't for YOUR info, the fugitive would still be on the loose. You get NO reward for snitching on somebody with an "illegal firearm"

I would think twice before turning a person in with "illegal firearms" they will get revenge, & you are a "marked snitch" to people who HAVE "illegal guns"

Choose your battles wisely, especially if your "enemy" has a BIGGER gun.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:20 PM

Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by SWCCFAN

This is awesome!!
No conviction needed.
Step 1. buy cheap pistol, many out there for $100 new.
step 2. call police and get gun picked up.
Step 3. get your thousand dollars.
Step 4. Go buy a Sig Sauer and take the wife out for a 400 dollar dinner and movie!!!

No conviction, all he wants to do is get the illegal gun off the street, so I guess any gun is illegal in that city?
Funny how guns could be illegal ANYWHERE in the US...
edit on 9-1-2012 by g146541 because: spellar broken

Bwhahaha!! Ingenuity at its best!! But seriously, Yall know what this is right?? The beginnings of gun confiscation. Warming the public up to confiscating "illegal guns".....besides, how would a "neighbor" know whether your gun is legal or not?? Hell, all the ones I had purchased were registered in my name.......and I sold them all......Thats right, I sold them ALL this past weekend.......let it go on record that they are ALL SOLD! Now, what to do about self defense?? Hmmm???

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:25 PM
ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS???? Sooooo by the end of the month thatll actually be worth about $500 in value??? By the end of the month it will be able to buy me 5 tanks of gas?? Riiiighht.....

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:47 PM

Originally posted by SWCCFAN
How would your neighbor know? It sets a very dangerous precedent. Now when the cops say they are there because they got a call.... it could be true. We have gone from a nation of laws in to a grey area where its a judgment call. History has shown that allowing those with guns to rule over those with out only leads to more suffering.

My neighbors know
But then I live in Nevada. Its hard to hide machine guns when ya head out to that nice new Gun Park the county put in for us north of Las Vegas

Clark County Shooting Range
Start the Year on Target! .22 Caliber Rifle Basics Class for ages 12yrs - 18yrs

The neighbors also see us sword practicing on the front lawn but that's another matter
We even get into some casinos wearing our swords. Excalibur loves us

But I hope they have a LOT of money to pay out because..

Record gun checks, sales for Christmas

Along with millions of Kindles, Angry Birds and gift cards, Santa left a record number of guns under Americans' Christmas trees, especially in Kentucky, according to FBI statistics on background checks. In the six days before Christmas, gun dealers submitted nearly half-a-million names for checks on criminal records and mental health issues, with 20% coming Dec. 23, according to news reports. That was the second-busiest gun-buying day in history, topped only by firearm purchases on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving,

So wake up PTB America is arming up... Careful you don't wake the sleeping giant


edit on 9-1-2012 by zorgon because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:58 PM

Originally posted by Rocky Black
reply to post by SWCCFAN

Ok I'm off to NY to get rich.

Go set up in a gang banger area. I could be rich in a week.

You have to wait a month between calling and recieving..
And it says "up to" 1000, does that mean some may only get 50? 100?

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:46 PM
This is very probably linked to crime rate, who are really high in Newark it seems (5th iin rank for youth deaths by gun violence): Death Rate

There are 5 times more murders and robberies than in the average US city, and twice as many assaults. The rape rates are lower, so that shows that out-of-control guns are a big problem in that city. Crime Rates Newark, NJ

To me it seems like a decent measure given the problems that city faces, and it looks like they´re targetting illegal guns. Of course some people will abuse this measure, but getting guns out of the streets is more beneficial.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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