GUN Guns for Roses on valentines day

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  1. cent

    cent New Member

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    http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation/story/1035161.html

    COLUMBIA, S.C. | Police in South Carolina gave away roses on Valentine’s Day. All you had to do to get one for your sweetie was turn in a gun.
    Hoping to get the weapons off the streets with the “Guns for Roses” program, authorities in two central South Carolina cities set up a program where anyone who turned in a gun received a free rose and a Best Buy gift card.
    At a Columbia church, five cars lined up to give away guns before the exchange had even started. About an hour and a half later, police had collected 75 weapons.
    “We’ve got a great turnout so far,” Richland County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Chris Cowan said.
    A handgun was worth a $100 gift card, while a rifle or shotgun netted a $50 gift certificate. Cowan said one man turned in six handguns, worth $600 in gift cards.
    But there was no amnesty for those turning in the guns. The weapons were checked to see whether they were stolen, names and addresses were jotted down, and ballistics tests would be done to see if the firearm was used in a crime.
    Cowan said the idea was spawned in part by Columbia Police Chief T.P. Carter and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who has made headlines recently for investigating Michael Phelps after a photo surfaced showing the Olympic swimming champion with a bong. The program was modeled after one in California. Similar exchanges have been done in New York and San Francisco.
     
  2. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

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    they're doing that shit, now?

    i thought it was like "turn in your guns, don't ask don't tell"

    shit is like Fahrenheit 451 or something


    more like Fahrenheit .45
     
  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yea saying your going to write down all your info and ballstics test. But the idea is to get the guns off the street :hsugh:
     
  4. PC Principle

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    Need to send them my Iver Johnson
     
  5. Asses Maximus

    Asses Maximus Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Guns d

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    I REALLY want to have my own gun buy back.
     
  6. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Catching actual criminals is dangerous you know. Much safer to pad your numbers with people who haven't and have no intention of breaking the law.
     
  7. GarandBobcat

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    fuck that, we're paid to take the risks inherent in going after actual criminals. Roll up some cranksters while they're trying to break into someone's house, that's real cop work. Investigating murder or burglary, maybe arson, that's cop work.
    Not this "buyback" (which can't be a buyback because they didn't own the guns in the first place, so it's really a gun buyup) crap.
     
  8. nakedbrian3433

    nakedbrian3433 I don't have time to bleed. OT Supporter

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    I would be the guy in front of the station telling people I will give them double whatever they would get in giftcards.

    Great way to get some cheap guns. :bigthumb:
     

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