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Lodi Police Department buys back $11,000 in guns from residents

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  • Deb Perrelli posted at 8:27 am on Thu, Apr 25, 2013.

    Deltadeb Posts: 2

    Joanne, do you really think that gangbangers buy their guns from legit brokers? They buy from black market or steal them.... All these new gun laws and regulations, even the background checks are just making the black market fatter!

  • Quan Pham posted at 11:46 am on Wed, Apr 24, 2013.

    qpham63 Posts: 31

    It is only the law abiding and safety concious people that turns in old defective and posibly dangerous fire arms that are not wanted. None of that fits the population segment that are currently comitting the crimes.

    Gun control and Gun buy back only act to reduce the number of guns in law abiding citizens it does nothing to reduce the number of firearms that are in the hands of criminals.

  • Quan Pham posted at 11:43 am on Wed, Apr 24, 2013.

    qpham63 Posts: 31

    How useful was this expenditure of Tax Payer's funds?

    This is what Law Enforcement officers has to say.


  • roy bitz posted at 10:39 pm on Tue, Apr 23, 2013.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    I love that virtually every comment here is a common sense comment.
    So smart to set in front of the police to buy high value guns and I suppose assault guns at a small premium to the police offer .
    Cash for clunker guns. What a great concept.

  • Mike Adams posted at 6:25 pm on Tue, Apr 23, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1560

    Actually Joanne, you can't actually buy a gun and take it home that day, even at a gun show in CA. You'd still have to wait for 10 days and pass the background check. Unless you have a Federal Firearms License (FFL) or a Certificate of Eligiblity (COE), you wait 10 days. CA is far more strict than neighboring Nevada where you actually can buy a gun from someone in the parking lot.

    And again, technically, they wouldn't be buying an "assult weapon", to do so would mean it would have a combination of features. A gun with those "features" would have to be registered as an assault weapon. I know of only one person who actually has a registered "assault weapon". Everyone else modified theirs to avoid the registration requirement.

    Also, even though they make the news, "assault weapons" are rarely used in normal crimes. Mostly it's handguns because they're easier to conceal.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:22 am on Tue, Apr 23, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Did any gang members trade in their guns ?

    Probably...then they raced up to Cal Expo and bought assault weapons with the cash they got from the buy-back.

    No background check needed thanks to the 46 cowards in the Senate who are hiding behind the mountains of cash they get from the NRA and arms manufacturing industry to do just what they did last week - kill ANY gun legislation!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:17 am on Tue, Apr 23, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Could be this guy is a felon who shouldn't be in possession of a gun anyway.

    After all, he didn't want to give his full (or real) name.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 9:29 am on Tue, Apr 23, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    I wonder though if the license plate of each vehicle wasn't recorded. I cannot imagine that handguns went directly to the destruction bin without first checking to see if it might have been used in the commission of a crime.

  • robert maurer posted at 12:44 pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 485


  • Mike Adams posted at 9:59 am on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1560

    While the LPD was buying junk guns in Lodi, ammunition, firearms, and firearms related accessroies were flying out the door at Cal Expo this weekend. High cap mag rebuilds (even the Surefire 60 round mags) were available for sale as were 100 rd. drums for AR's. Rebuild kits of course.

    Did any gang members trade in their guns under the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant.? Waiting.....waiting..... No! Legal, law abiding citizen's......Yes.

    I've got an old clunker or two that I would never trade in for even $200 each.

  • Arthur Vandelay posted at 9:06 am on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Arthur Vandelay Posts: 34

    Because we should all *want* to get into a gunfight and kill and/or be killed, right?

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 8:10 am on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    This is all feel good BS... It won't make a dent in the gun violence.... Where do we find the people who think up this crap?

  • Mike Adams posted at 7:56 am on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1560

    If someone insisted on turning in a historical firearm, let's say a 1873 Colt, does anyone really believe it went under the torch? Maybe a nice double rifle in 416 Rigby?
    Gen. Patton's pearl handeled Colt 45's?

    I wonder, if I had a FFL (Federal Firearms License), could I run my own buy back program offering slightly more money than the LPD is? Just asking. Maybe planning.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 7:35 am on Mon, Apr 22, 2013.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    LPD should would have asked the people turning in their guns to fill out a brief survey so they can analyze the true effectiveness of the gun buy back program.

    No names, but a simple half page survey with general info: race, age, income range, neighborhood (slice city into 6 sections), and do you own any other guns at home.

    I highly doubt that many people living in the SE or NE sections of town turned in many guns.

    And John is going to resent turning in his gun one day.

  • Marc Yates posted at 7:02 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    MWYates Posts: 22

    Here is the quote I love: "I live in a bad neighborhood, and I’m afraid I’d have to use it at some point, then I’d be in trouble,” he said.

    He may be in trouble if he doesn't use it.

    Logic is a terrible thing to waste.



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