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Food For Guns Continues

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Brokor, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Full Story:

    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.

    - For Pete's sake! [gun]
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Food is something that people must have, regardless of what they have to give up in return...
    Especially for those that have children at home.
    Unfortunately, there is the DARK side to this scenario too...

    Those that have guns to rob, and assault others will thrive......
    They TAKE what they want, and have no conscience.

    The one's that gave up their guns, did so for a couple of reasons, some fear having a gun in the home, especially around children...some need to feed their families or themselves, and still yet, others find that maybe they can afford a gift for their families, if, they give up that little something called insurance....

    This will NOT, as I see it, quell any violence, especially gang related, nor will it stop robberies and crime.
    It's a "CATCH-22" at best.
    My thoughts....
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I just don't see many hard core gang bangers bringing in any tec-9's or glocks, always grampa with his old broken .38...
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Just another fuzzy feel-good program to make a good sound bite on telly, foster the official agenda and blow smoke in the eyes of the Great Unwashed Masses. Make them feel good, feel safe, while doing nothing to really stop crime.
    The owners could make far more money legally selling any decent guns - instead, they go for the Goobermint Bling..... [dunno]
  5. tommy20/69

    tommy20/69 Monkey++

    yep just honest hungry people are gonna turn in their guns a gang banger ain't hungry hell he's rollin in doe that he done robed from someone who didn't have a gun.
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Might make for some decent shopping oprotunities though. I have known different folks who have gone to the buy back deals and would walk through and find say widows selling their late husbands guns they didnt want, grandpa selling bring backs he didnt want any more or what ever and ofer them more than they would get from the buy back program and save decent guns from the goob destruction. You arent likely to get a bunch of ARs or high dollar newer guns but know several who have gotten some nice old pump shotguns, old bolt rifles some of which were collectable or at least nice hunting guns, and so on well under what they normaly sell for, saved guns and kept folks from being screwed so much by the goob.
  7. Grant9908

    Grant9908 Monkey++

    Well if you take away all the guns that means only the criminals will have them, du!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />
  8. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    well depending on how much they give it may come out profitable to buy 45 frames for 60 bucks or bend up some ak flats and get moeny for them... they are by definition a firearm...[peep]seesaw

    Did you read the section that 2 hand grendades were giving in wow i bet someone crapped their pants or felt stupid that what they got where 15 dollar dummys lol...
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My guns prefer a steady diet of frangable hollow-points but will eat just about anything I feed them.
  10. tommy20/69

    tommy20/69 Monkey++

    even my old unshootable guns or my unsure about shooting guns i still won't trade them in to me they are conversation pieces . not to mention they might be a parts gun later on down the road???
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