GUN Oakland PD get pwned in gun buy back program

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Homicide Rate Overwhelming Oakland Police
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/15280322/detail.html
    POSTED: 7:54 am PST February 12, 2008
    UPDATED: 8:12 am PST February 12, 2008


    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A man was gunned down on the streets of Oakland late Monday, the 21st person killed in the East Bay city over the first 43 days of 2008 -- nearly double the 12 homicides at this time last year.

    The deadly surge has forced Oakland police chief Wayne Tucker to take several drastic steps. He reportedly was ready to ask city officials for $7.7 million to fund 60 additional officers to patrol the streets. Over the weekend, the police also staged a gun buy-back program.

    Officials believed they may get some 300 weapons turned in for cash. Instead more than 1,000 weapons were turned in as lines stretched for several blocks. The size of the crowd drained the police coffers and IOUs had to be handed out.

    Now the cash-strapped department is reportedly on the hook for $170,000.

    Oakland police spokesman Roland Holmgren said many in the crowd were not even from Oakland.

    There were some people who took advantage of the system," Holmgren told the Oakland Tribune. "We didn't expect to have people come from Reno. Some were gun dealers who couldn't get rid of them any other way. They came in with 30 or 50 guns, and some still had price tags on them, like $35. Who else has that many guns?"


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  2. johnson

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    I wouldve only bought back guns if you lived in the city.
     
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    Because that's verifiable/enforcable. :hsugh:
     
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    That requires showing identification, I doubt many people would want to do that, at least none of the people they want to turn in guns.
     
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    I can't wait until DC's buy back, I have a crap P22 I need to get rid of and would like something for it :o
     
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    wonder how much they were giving for each gun. I bet the gun dealers made a good deal if they were giving, say $100.
     
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    :bowrofl: at people coming with 30-50 guns
     
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    whats wrong with it? :o
     
  10. WiLL

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    $250 for each pistol and assault weapon.

    I can see how people can laugh at this, but being a resident of the city, and working with people who this gun buy back was really targeting for...its kinda sad.
     
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    :eek3: Most of the ones I've heard about out this way are only $100, $250 I would of ditched my lorcin and bought 20 $70 nagant revolvers to turn in
     
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    Didn't we have this conversation a while back? :rofl:
     
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    WOWWWWW $250 for a pistol!?!? Ours was only $100.
     
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    My organization works with Peralta sometimes....(doesnt reflect my views :o ) I was chatting with the person running the thing and asked about CR stuff. She quickly said "We'll accept any kind of firearm. However, we can only pay for handguns and assault weapons, including shotgun, modern rifle (no WWII or Vietnam era bolt action rifles or breech loaders); and semi- or fully automatic
    rifles."

    They were eventually turning away small calibers :)ugh: because most crimes are committed with large caliber firearms? ) and wheelguns. (Not turning away, but not paying the $250.)
     
  15. t1h

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    were those mosin nagants for $35? :x:
     
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    slide safety is goofy and def not safe :o
     
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    i wonder if it would have been illegal to sit on the corner, and to buy guns before they got to the front of the line.
     
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    in cali ftf transactions have to go through an ffl iirc so yes :o
     
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    but it would have reduced the load some, and the dept wouldn't be strapped for cash... i'd be doing them a favor... i get the evil guns(that i like) off the street, and they don't have to go to a payday loan to pay all those iou's.
     
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    But not for C&R long arms. :bowdown: Cash and carry, baby.
     
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    I can legally buy an AK-47 or AR-15 face to face with cash and be on my way. You lose.
     
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    We're talking about Commiefornia here. :x:
     
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    Seems like a good way to get negative attention if you're a shady gun dealer.
     
  24. Vermincelli

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    Why? If you have guns that are rusted or nonfunctioning and some idiots in CA will buy them from you, why not sell them? That's money in hand to buy new guns to sell and a good way to dispose of old guns. :)

    Hell if I knew about it, I would have bought a freaking crate of 45 dollar Nagants and took them down to make a nice little profit.
     
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    I wouldn't want to draw attention to my FFL in this way.
    Don't mess with the G.
     

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