Lucas D. Smith on gun buy-back programs.

This morning I read that a annual gun back-back program in Los Angeles, California was moved up from May 2013 to to December 26, 2012 which was yesterday (Wednesday) in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, CT.) shootings.

It appears that registered owners of legal handguns, rifles, shotguns and assault weapons were able to exchange their ‘toolery’ (slang for guns) for up to $200.00 in grocery store gift cards.

Gun buy back programs are not a new thing.  I remember when I was boy in Florida, and I think I was 12 when it first heard about it, there was program with Foot Locker (the shoe store) and the police.  It would have been in the year 1992.  If you turned in a gun you’d get a free pair of shoes.  Moreover, if I remember correctly, and I might not be, this program was extended to even those who were not registered owners of firearms.

I just now did a quick, not extensive, Google search for the old 90′s Foot Locker gun program and all I came up with is an article that was originally written in January 27, 1994 by James L. Tyson, Staff writer of the Christian Science Monitor:

Gun Exchanges Gain Popularity In Major Cities, But May Not Reduce Violence (SHOES FOR SHOTGUNS)

It is my position that gun buy-back programs, or gun exchange programs, are NOT beneficial to law abiding citizens.

Bruce Steadman shared a valuable youtube video with us here on WOBIK a couple of weeks ago:

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About Lucas Daniel Smith

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers."
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6 Responses to Lucas D. Smith on gun buy-back programs.

  1. israel says:

    So it begins… If people are stupid enough to turn in their weapons and give in to the tyranny of ovomit… Then its true we are no longer a nation. They are no longer free people. You always learn how history repeats itself and our future is following German history. I suggest people research the illuminati and learn before its too late. Ovomit might just try to eradicate all the fags and Christian and Jews.

  2. ARNOLD CARL TAPP says:

    @ israel:
    ” AN ARMED PERSON IS A CITIZEN ~ AN UNARMED PERSON IS A SUBJECT”
    IF THEY COME FOR YOUR GUNS ~ GIVE THEM YOUR BULLETS .

  3. Bruce says:

    City Offers Miami Heat Tickets In Exchange For Guns

    CNS News
    Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    1/19/2013

    Excerpt:

    The Miami Police Department is asking residents to turn in their weapons in return for Miami Heat tickets and gift cards.

    The gun buyback program is similar to those seen across the country. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado hopes that his buyback will prevent gun violence in the area.

    “What we’re doing here, we’re beating the odds,” Regalado said. “If one incident is avoided, it’s worth it.”

    A buyback was held today at Jordan Grove Baptist Church where 50 weapons (mostly hunting rifles and small caliber handguns) were handed over in the first hour.

    Residents were given a choice of $25 or $50 gift certificates to Walmart or Winn-Dixie — or 300-level Miami Heat tickets! Any person who returned an assault rifle was given two 100-level tickets to a game this March.

    The Miami Herald reports that residents will have two more chances to turn in their weapons for supermarket gift cards and Miami Heat basketball tickets:

    Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church and Feb. 2 at San Juan Bosco Church.

    Mayor Regalado says that hosting the buybacks at churches, with pastors overseeing the event, reassures residents that they won’t get in trouble for possessing the weapons they’re returning.

    Residents are assured that they are allowed to return any type of unloaded gun, no questions asked.
    …………………………………

    View the complete article at:

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/city-offers-miami-heat-tickets-exchange-guns

  4. ARNOLD CARL TAPP says:

    >>> DAMN FOOLS <<<

  5. Bruce says:

    Wait Until You Hear the Clever Way Private Gun Buyers Invaded a Gun Buyback Program in Seattle

    The Blaze
    Jason Howerton
    1/28/2013

    Excerpt:

    The Seattle Police Department held its first gun buyback event since the 1990s this weekend, offering people gift cards for their firearms. However, dozens of private buyers showed up in an effort to acquire the guns using the so-called gun show loophole, which allows guns to be sold without a background check.

    Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning to give their rifles and shotguns as well as semi-automatic rifles to police in exchange for gift cards worth $100 and $200 respectively, KING 5 reports. The police planned to destroy the guns and use them as rebar in local construction projects.

    Meanwhile, a number of private buyers set up a makeshift gun show-style event and offered cold hard cash for guns and even lured customers with donuts.

    “I pay cash, I don’t give Amazon gift cards,” one dealer told a gun seller.

    “It’s a historical firearm, I would hate to see it get destroyed. I’ll give you $100 cash for it,” another buyer offered a gun owner.

    Many held up signs that let gun owners know they would pay cash for unwanted firearms.
    …………………………………..

    View the complete article, including video, at:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/private-buyers-invade-seattle-gun-buyback-offer-cash-for-firearms-that-would-otherwise-be-destroyed-by-police/

  6. Bruce says:

    Pastor Plans Toy Gun Buyback Program

    CBS – St. Louis
    2/25/2013

    Excerpt:

    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – While St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is raising funds for a gun buyback program, Pastor Rodney Francis of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church wants to catch kids before they even think about wielding a weapon.

    His church is planning a toy gun buyback later this summer.

    Francis says there are no violent video games, gory movies or toy weapons in his family’s house.

    “My wife and I feel that we need to do everything we can to not allow our kids to get exposed to this too early. They’re going to get exposed to it but we can protect them early on so they don’t get a distorted view of what those can do to the human body,” he explained.

    “We want to engage the culture of violence and one of the strategies that we thought we might be able to use is to educate parents about the danger of allowing kids to continue this access to toy guns and playing with toy guns.”

    Francis says parents would be able to trade their toy guns, swords, or other weapons in for a more “wholesome” toy.
    …………………………………

    View the complete article at:

    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/02/25/pastor-plans-toy-gun-buyback-program/

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