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by AWR HAWKINS12 May 2016174
The May 7 Los Angeles gun buyback brought in 791 guns, including one that belonged to Sammy Davis, Jr.The guns will be melted or otherwise destroyed.
The buyback is an annual event in which persons turning in guns receive a $100 gift certificate for guns in decent shape and a $200 certificate for guns in the best shape. According to Southern California Public Radio's KPCC, the city took in "364 handguns, 237 rifles, 144 shotguns and 42 assault weapons were bought back at two locations." Four other non-categorized firearms were also taken in.
One of the non-categorized firearms was "was a gun designed to look like a pen - registered to legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr." The pen gun was "government-issued."
Checks on the 791 guns revealed 12 were "lost or stolen," and those 12 will be offered back to their owners. The owners will also be given the option to leave the guns with law enforcement so they can be destroyed.
Los Angeles is one of several cities in California to stage gun buybacks as part of voluntary efforts at gun control. The results have been less than spectacular. In 2012, reporting on a buyback in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Reuters noted:
While officials in Los Angeles and elsewhere have said the gun buybacks help keep streets safe, a 2004 report by the National Research Council of the National Academies questioned that conclusion.
Among the report's findings were that guns surrendered in buybacks tend to be old or inherited from previous owners, and not likely to be used in crime. Also, gun owners find it easy to replace their firearms, according to the report, which was titled "Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review."
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected].

City of LA could make some $$$$$$$....

 

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Buyback? I didn't know that LA owned all those guns once to buy them back. Maybe SDJ's since it was gov issued.
 

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Seeing as they are doing a "buyback" they must be trying to cover their involvement in all the violent crimes "their" guns were used in.

As for making any money, the socialistic sycophants that run that city and the rest of the state have an unlimited supply through "taxation" and only seek to subjugate the citizens.

I like what happened in Seattle a few years back where they did a "buyback" and some citizens set up their own table and offered better prices for decent guns.
 

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Buybacks are great programs! Don't knock them! They really do get guns out of the hands of people that are too stupid to responsibly own a firearm!:a12:
A program run by dumb people for dumb people!:a04:

Criminals will never turn their precious firearms in for a voucher
 

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Lol at mac 10, same thoughts I had.

Several years ago I bought a few pen guns(not AOW)from a local gun shop and flipped them on GB, made lots of $$$.
 

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Lol at mac 10, same thoughts I had.

Several years ago I bought a few pen guns(not AOW)from a local gun shop and flipped them on GB, made lots of $$$.
What did they look like. (Dont say a pen please) A friend has one thet says Italy on it but I always called it a zip gun. Highly illegal to own because of metal melt temp i think. Not sure since you said you said you could sell on GB. I'm confused:a40:
 

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It was the Stinger design. They can't be fired from the "pen" position, had to be bent where one end was the handle and other was the barrel. Cool firearms..
 
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