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Posted: 3/1/2006 6:33:51 PM EDT
Used to live in philly and I saw this, what the hell is going on their


The Philadelphia 76ers and police officials on Tuesday held a press conference announcing a guns-for-tickets program. The one-week program opened Wednesday. Anyone can bring a working gun into a city police station and exchange it for a voucher good for a pair of tickets to an upcoming 76ers game, no questions asked! So, if you are a criminal and you want to see a free game while getting rid of your old gun just stop by the police station this week, drop it off, and enjoy the game! "If we get one (gun), it's a successful program," said Billy King, the team's president. "If we get one, if we get a thousand, whatever we get that's going to be good enough." Sitting at a table with 15 guns ranging from semi-automatic rifles to small handguns, Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said the program wasn't only for illegal guns. He would be happy if law-abiding citizens turned in their firearms, too. Johnson also stated, "Any gun that can kill needs to be taken off the streets." Too bad Johnson can't focus on taking criminals off the streets.


Link Posted: 3/3/2006 3:34:37 AM EDT
philadelphia never ceases to amaze me........


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Link Posted: 3/3/2006 4:27:09 AM EDT
Maybe we can sell Philly to the UAE. If it wasnt for Philly this state would be a better place to live.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 4:30:25 PM EDT
Too bad they don't have a dedicated day and place for the trade in program. I think it'd be a hoot to offer people $50 more than whatever the PRP (Peoples Republic of Philadelphia) offers them. Do the transfer at a local gunshop and whammo killer deal on rifles, handguns, and "assault" weapons.

I thought I heard that they run the serial numbers before they'll hand out payment. I'm sure it's false, but I wonder what would stop people from buying fixer-up junk and getting cash for it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 4:33:33 PM EDT
Time to find a hunker pistol for $50 and get some tickets. Sell the tickets for $150 ro fund next gun purchase.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:31:40 PM EDT
I just saw a surplus on the EE for $75. But when you figure in the shipping/gas and transfer I don't think it's worth it.

Might be worth a try to buy a $10 airsoft and paint it black and try to trade it in. :lol:
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