S.C. city buying back guns

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina city is buying guns back with no questions asked in an effort to get the weapons off its streets.

The North Charleston Police Department holds its second annual gun buy back today.

North Charleston residents can turn in weapons to authorities and get gift cards in return. Those turning in a handgun or an assault weapon get a $100 card. A $50 gift card is being offered for shotguns and rifles.

Weapons must be in working order, and those turning them in must be at least 18. They must also obey the state's concealed weapons laws when bringing the weapons to two churches where they are being collected.

Last year 245 weapons were turned in during the effort.

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andywarhol
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andywarhol 12/12/09 - 11:54 am
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Yeah, I'm gonna bring a $1000

Yeah, I'm gonna bring a $1000 rifle in for a $100 gift card.

charliemanson
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charliemanson 12/12/09 - 02:00 pm
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So, the government creates a

So, the government creates a market, so the theives can get rewarded for the guns that they have stolen???

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gargoyle 12/12/09 - 02:31 pm
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When (notice I did not say

When (notice I did not say if) the buy back program receives a stolen weapon, they should have a clause to allow the stolen property returned to the correct owner. After all if you or I buy stolen proplerty from a pawn shop, we have to return it. We all know they have no such clause, and have not even considered the situation.

Also who has the FFL license at these two churches? Perhaps we need to let Michael Bloomberg know that Charleston has a group moving massive amounts of weaponry without proper documentation.

JohnTaurus
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JohnTaurus 12/12/09 - 02:58 pm
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The government is not going

The government is not going to give back stolen guns retrieved in this manner. The government wants guns taken out of the hands of citizens. Laws are expected to be obeyed by the citizen sheeple, not the government. The government is above the law, sheeple are not. The government is the dog, the sheeple are the tail. The citizens will need their weapons. All law abiding citizens should hold on to their weapons.

curly123053
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curly123053 12/12/09 - 03:54 pm
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You are Andy?? wow !

You are Andy?? wow !

centerbalic
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centerbalic 12/12/09 - 04:46 pm
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Another Augusta Inc

Another Augusta Inc

apex24
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apex24 12/12/09 - 08:30 pm
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Pretty good idea for the #1

Pretty good idea for the #1 crime city in the country.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 12/12/09 - 08:32 pm
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If anybody hangs out a sign

If anybody hangs out a sign offering to buy guns no questions asked and possessed a stolen gun they would be charged with a Class B felony ... No documentation with that many sales is also a felony even possessing any of the classes of FFL... Guess it's OK to break the law if it the good cause ? Augusta Inc. made cases against all that sold stolen property it took in, I hope that's what they are doing ... I don't condone any Federal, State, Municipal or Local Agency that are immune from the laws they have enacted ....

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CorporalGripweed 12/13/09 - 12:10 am
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Gun buy-back programs are

Gun buy-back programs are asinine. The money would be better spent hiring more police. It's moronic to think that "buying-back" guns will reduce gun violence. It's like saying buying junk cars will reduce the number of traffic fatalities.

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