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Posted: 12/24/2005 4:13:42 PM EDT
The anti-gun quotes are strong in this one

Residents turn guns into holiday gifts in Compton
SANDY COHEN
Associated Press

COMPTON, Calif. - "Big Daddy" Willis came to Compton to turn an illegal homemade pistol into Christmas dinner.

Charlene Watt planned to turn three shotguns into a plasma TV.
The two were among dozens of gun-toting residents who converged on a shopping center parking lot Saturday to anonymously swap firearms for gift certificates as part of a program aimed at reducing violence in this crime-plagued city.

Each was rewarded with a $100 gift card for Ralphs or Circuit City.

In a line that snaked across a parking lot, participants from across Los Angeles County carried guns in cardboard boxes, plastic grocery bags and fancy leather cases.
"Hopefully and prayerfully this will cut down on the shootings," said Compton resident Ruther Daniels, 44, who turned in a .22-caliber handgun.

Authorities created the program after a sharp spike in Compton's crime rate this year. Sixty-eight murders have been recorded so far in 2005, up from 39 in 2004, according to sheriff's Capt. Eric Hamilton.
"We're trying to slow the tide," he said.

Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.
"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept. "We didn't expect we'd get these high-powered rifles or guns with scratched serial numbers."

A "significant percentage" of the weapons collected are illegal or unregistered, according to
Deputy Steve Suzuki, a sheriff's spokesman. All will undergo ballistics checks to determine if they were used in crimes before being melted down at the sheriff's annual "gun dump."

"Taking guns off the street, especially illegal weapons and sawed-off shotguns, would directly relate to a reduction in violent crime," Suzuki said.

That's why George Harper, 47, drove more than 40 miles from his Burbank home to exchange his shotgun.
"They should hold this all over the country," he said. "The more guns you get off the street, the better."

Stewart Oatman, 59, traded two handguns - his and his son's.
"We don't need them," he said.

Carol Moore was happy to turn in an old rifle, no questions asked.
"If people want to come clean, they can do it without any backlash," said the 62-year-old Gardena retiree. "It gives us hope, because we've had a lot of heartache."

Authorities said the gun exchange might become an annual program. It was funded by the city of Compton, Circuit City, Ralphs and the Sheriff's Department through its sale of assets seized in drug cases.
"Bad guys' money is being put to good use," Rotella said.

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13481816.htm
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:16:56 PM EDT
I want one of those $300 plasma TVs!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:21:19 PM EDT
Isnt it ironic that people like the 44 year old man turned in his own firearm that probably has never been used in the commission of a crime saying it would reduce crime that he did it? I wonder how many victims there will be after this is done, and how many firearms used in crimes were turned in that will no longer be useable as evidence to solve a murder? If police want to clean up Compton, they need to move into Compton and live there. Policing their neighbors would work a lot better than convincing potential victims to disarm themselves, knowing fully well that it takes on average 45 minutes for a LEO to respond to a violent crime in that part of town.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:22:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 4:23:55 PM EDT by Strats]

and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.



What the heck is a semi-automatic machine gun?

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:23:07 PM EDT
Wonder how many were stolen
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:23:53 PM EDT

Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol



Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:25:00 PM EDT
As with most gun-control legislation, gun turn-ins will do NOTHING to reduce crime. They sure make the politicians feel good though
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:25:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
As with most gun-control legislation, gun turn-ins will do NOTHING to reduce crime. They sure make the politicians feel good though




Lets go steal someone stuff, scratch the numbers off so we can turn them in for $100 next year.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:27:11 PM EDT
Wouldn't it be ironic is some of the morons that turned their guns in suffered home invasions in the near future.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:35:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Demordrah:

Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol






I guess they didn't get any fully automatic revolvers this time.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:38:41 PM EDT
baaah, baaah, baaah...wouldn't it be ironic if the sheeple were robbed right after they got their gift cards
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:53:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 5:54:27 PM EDT by Javak]

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Charlene Watt planned to turn three shotguns into a plasma TV.



Cool. Now that we know she has no shotgun but got a new plasma TV...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:58:27 PM EDT
I would guess that the people that actually turn in thier guns, probably shouldn't have them anyway
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:06:46 PM EDT
I saw one buyback program on TV where they were giving soccer moms a bouquet of flowers if they turned in a firearm. One stupid woman was interviewed, saying,"This rifle was just in my closet, I wanted to get it off the streets."

I wanted to say to her,"No lady, you didn't get that gun off the 'street' you got it out of your closet." I wonder if her husband came home to find his daddy's deer rifle gone. Idiots. I'm glad she's unarmed so she won't be robbing a bank to buy any more of the crack she smoked..
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:11:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

"Hopefully and prayerfully this will cut down on the shootings," said Compton resident Ruther Daniels, 44, who turned in a .22-caliber handgun.



What the fuck, how many people has he been shooting?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:13:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Strats:

and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.



What the heck is a semi-automatic machine gun?




A machinegun with a broken sear.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:14:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GilaMonster:
baaah, baaah, baaah...wouldn't it be ironic if the sheeple were robbed right after they got of their gift cards

That would be quite amusing.


Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.
"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept. "We didn't expect we'd get these high-powered rifles or guns with scratched serial numbers."



So they have people in possession of unregistered short-barreled shotguns, a violation of the NFA of 1934, and they are not arrested??? You either enforce the law or you don't. What a pathetic bunch of LEO.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:14:52 PM EDT
Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH go fuck yourself idiot
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:16:48 PM EDT
Turned in a HOMEMADE gun for 100 bucks?
Goddamn, if they hold a buyback like that here, I'm gonna have me about 15 homemade pistols.

And I'll walk away with a smile.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:28:22 PM EDT

Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.


Gee, and not one "low-powered" rifle in the entire bunch!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:12:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept.
http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13481816.htm



Sorry to be such a retard, but why do people have handguns? Is it to accessorize their outfit? Dress up there jewelry? Put more weight in their pocket because they don't trust gravity? What a dumshit.

Most people don't understand that the Second Amendment is not about hunting.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:21:31 PM EDT
I always wondered what would happen if I held my own gun buyback program? I've seen some of the pics of these and they occasionally get some really sweet looking stuff- especially for the little amount they are giving for them. I figure buy the guns, pick out the good stuff and then sell the junk at the next .gov run gun buyback program.

They'd probably charge me with reciept of stolen goods or some such though.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:31:30 PM EDT

Originally posted by: sandboxmedic
I always wondered what would happen if I held my own gun buyback program? I've seen some of the pics of these and they occasionally get some really sweet looking stuff- especially for the little amount they are giving for them. I figure buy the guns, pick out the good stuff and then sell the junk at the next .gov run gun buyback program.

They'd probably charge me with reciept of stolen goods or some such though.


You would probably be arrested for being an unlicensed dealer or some other BS charge!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:46:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Turned in a HOMEMADE gun for 100 bucks?
Goddamn, if they hold a buyback like that here, I'm gonna have me about 15 homemade pistols.

And I'll walk away with a smile.


Waaaaaay ahead of you.
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=419151

And from the quote in the article, it looks like it's ok with the local JBTs!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:08:50 PM EDT
Maybe the cops there can turn in their batons...you know, to reduce crime and stuff....
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:32:15 AM EDT
I saw a pic of a table with some of the guns and one was a rolling block rifle. Real useful for a criminal. Sheeple are so stupid. $400 gun turned in for $100.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 4:51:37 AM EDT
Or go buy single shot NEFs at Walmart for $80. You could legally clear $10-$15 each after tax.


Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
As with most gun-control legislation, gun turn-ins will do NOTHING to reduce crime. They sure make the politicians feel good though




Lets go steal someone stuff, scratch the numbers off so we can turn them in for $100 next year.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:13:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
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Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.
"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept. "We didn't expect we'd get these high-powered rifles or guns with scratched serial numbers."



So they have people in possession of unregistered short-barreled shotguns, a violation of the NFA of 1934, and they are not arrested??? You either enforce the law or you don't. What a pathetic bunch of LEO.




Don't you know by now that all shotguns are sawed off? Every one I read about in the paper is.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:19:23 AM EDT
And this is the fallacy underlying the whole thing:

"Taking guns off the street, especially illegal weapons and sawed-off shotguns, would directly relate to a reduction in violent crime," Suzuki said.


BS, it never has, never will.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:46:20 AM EDT
How come the papers don't ask real questions after being told ridiculious things? i.e.

"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people."

"Like this Glock here?"

"Exactly"

"This Glock that's exactly like the one you're carrying?"

"..."
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:53:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept.
http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13481816.htm



Sorry to be such a retard, but why do people have handguns? Is it to accessorize their outfit? Dress up there jewelry? Put more weight in their pocket because they don't trust gravity? What a dumshit.

Most people don't understand that the Second Amendment is not about hunting.



I got $10 that says Sheriff's Debuty A.J. Rotella takes out his silver runes and models them in front of the mirror every night.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:11:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
As with most gun-control legislation, gun turn-ins will do NOTHING to reduce crime. They sure make the politicians feel good though



That's what its all about though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:52:17 AM EDT

So , if they run the serial number on a weapon and find that it's stolen , do you think that they would return it to the rightful owner ? That would be an interesting question to ask them .
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:38:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 7:43:03 AM EDT by Swindle1984]

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
The anti-gun quotes are strong in this one

Residents turn guns into holiday gifts in Compton
SANDY COHEN
Associated Press

COMPTON, Calif. - "Big Daddy" Willis came to Compton to turn an illegal homemade pistol into Christmas dinner. "Hot dang, I can just start cranking these things out at $3 a pop and turn 'em in for free stuff! Heck, they don't even have to work!"

Charlene Watt planned to turn three shotguns into a plasma TV. Next up, David Copperfield will magically-
The two were among dozens of gun-toting residents who converged on a shopping center parking lot Saturday to anonymously swap firearms for gift certificates as part of a program aimed at reducing violence in this crime-plagued city.

Each was rewarded with a $100 gift card for Ralphs or Circuit City. "Wow! I can turn in my $500 handgun for a $100 gift card to stores that continually screw customers? Sign me up!"

In a line that snaked across a parking lot, participants from across Los Angeles County carried guns in cardboard boxes, plastic grocery bags and fancy leather cases.
"Hopefully and prayerfully this will cut down on the shootings," said Compton resident Ruther Daniels, 44, who turned in a .22-caliber handgun. Were you going around shooting people with that .22 before you turned it in?

Authorities created the program after a sharp spike in Compton's crime rate this year. Sixty-eight murders have been recorded so far in 2005, up from 39 in 2004, according to sheriff's Capt. Eric Hamilton.
"We're trying to slow the tide," he said. "We'd rather sit on our asses and let law-abiding stupid people come to us to disarm them than actually go out and try to stop violent criminals."

Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles So nobody turned in a low-powered rifle?, 15 sawed-off shotguns Translation: They either had pistol grips or looked scary. Nevermind what the barrel length actually was. and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol. Which is dumbass, a semi-automatic or a machine gun? The two terms are mutually exclusive.
"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," The only reason you have guns is to shoot people. And you get paid to do it too. Hmmm... said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept. "We didn't expect we'd get these high-powered rifles "We received some 10/22's and grandpa's old rusted deer rifle or guns with scratched serial numbers." There was some rust or smudges on the receiver somewhere in the vicinity of what might be the serial number or the maker's mark. We don't know and really couldn't care less; we're trying to make a publicity stunt here."

A "significant percentage" 2 of the weapons collected are illegal "We think. They might not be. But they definitely should be." or unregistered, according to
Deputy Steve Suzuki, a sheriff's spokesman. All will undergo ballistics checks to determine if they were used in crimes before being melted down at the sheriff's annual "gun dump." Which won't accomplish jack shit since every one was turned in anonymously, but it looks good to the press and soccer moms!

"Taking guns off the street, Removing firearms from private ownership especially illegal weapons and sawed-off shotguns, The scary looking ones would directly relate to a reduction in violent crime," Except that criminals aren't the ones turning in guns, dumbass. Suzuki said.

That's why George Harper, 47, drove more than 40 miles from his Burbank home to exchange his shotgun. George Harper is a dumbass.
"They should hold this all over the country," he said. "The more guns you get off the street, the better." "For some reason I bought a shotgun and turned it over voluntarily, then stated that all firearms should be removed from private ownership. Arbeit macht frei!"

Stewart Oatman, 59, traded two handguns - his and his son's.
"We don't need them," he said. "We've got thirty more at home and neither of these work."
Carol Moore was happy to turn in an old rifle, no questions asked. "My dad died and wanted this antique left in the family, but I'm a hippy asshole. Go flower power!"
"If people want to come clean, they can do it without any backlash,"What the fuck are they coming clean about? It's a firearm, not kiddy porn or a murder confession. said the 62-year-old Gardena retiree. "It gives us hope, because we've had a lot of heartache." I have sand in my vagina. It hurts.

Authorities said the gun exchange might become an annual program. It was funded by the city of Compton, Circuit City, Ralphs and the Sheriff's Department through its sale of assets seized in drug cases.
"Bad guys' money is being put to good use," Rotella said. "We're confiscating other people's money to disarm you! Squeel like a pig!"

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13481816.htm

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:55:32 AM EDT
I'm waiting for the BJ's for guns event so I can git rid of a lorcin!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:08:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:15:15 AM EDT
I saw a few propaganda pics this morning on CNN. They had a few SKS's, two semi-auto Thompson's, and what looked like a bunch of junk.
They stopped having these in my area because it was just law abiding people turning in junk for gift cards. Heck I have two junk pistols I got in a trade that I have sat on until one of these things come back around. I could use a new plasma sceen.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:37:07 AM EDT
You'd think at least ONE gun would have turned itself in......but no,.....it needed a human to help it along.


machine gun pistol....too much hollywood for their own good.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:53:59 AM EDT
How many more years before we see a headline like this?



"Subjects turn in Bill of Rights for $10.00 Starbuck's Gift Cards"



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:55:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By klutz347:

Originally Posted By C-4:
[

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.
"The only reason you'd have these guns is to shoot at people," said sheriff's Deputy A.J. Rotella, who came up with the Gifts for Guns concept. "We didn't expect we'd get these high-powered rifles or guns with scratched serial numbers."



So they have people in possession of unregistered short-barreled shotguns, a violation of the NFA of 1934, and they are not arrested??? You either enforce the law or you don't. What a pathetic bunch of LEO.




Don't you know by now that all shotguns are sawed off? Every one I read about in the paper is.



Happens in my hometown. I went to harass a gun "buyback" program here and was incensed to see a show up with a single shot shotgun sawn off level with the forend and the stock cut to a pistol grip...and the cops didn't say a word. Now, if a caucasian-american got caught with a home-converted AR our asses would be in jail quicker than you can say La Raza.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:02:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Over three consecutive Saturdays, sheriff's deputies amassed more than 250 firearms, including 185 handguns, 48 high-powered rifles, 15 sawed-off shotguns and a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine gun pistol.


Gee, and not one "low-powered" rifle in the entire bunch!



I always notice that to. No average-powered rifles either.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:40:21 AM EDT
Nothing like taking advantage of a state-run fence.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:41:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:45:55 AM EDT
"Prayerfully" these people will not be victims to home invasions now that everyone in Compton knows the names of people who turned in their guns, "prayerfully."
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:49:45 AM EDT
if they really wanted to reduce the crime then they need to be handing the guns out in compton so the thugs can blast each other, no thugs, no crime! problem solved
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:52:47 AM EDT
AMNESTY for drug dealing gangbangers who kill other rival drug dealing gangsters! bonus points for accurate shooters.
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