Guess the criminals didn't get the message

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This past Monday, San Francisco and Oakland residents turned in their guns to police in a buy back program. Every volunteer who returned a gun was $200 richer walking away. Only problem? Not all criminals volunteered so quickly to turn in their guns. All reports from the scene quote people who were highly unlikely to use their firearms for criminal activity in the first place. So how did that buy back program work for stopping gun-related criminal activities?
News this week from the area:

  • On Tuesday, masked gunmen held up a busy Walmart in San Leandro with guns.
  • On Wednesday, police investigated a case in which a Marine recruiter was shot at while driving in Cupertino.
  • A 62-year-old man who allegedly fired a BB gun at two pedestrians in Albany was arrested Wednesday morning after a seven-hour standoff.
  • A man visiting from Arkansas was shot and killed Thursday in Hayward.
  • Family mourn Oakland grandmother shot on her way home from a store on Thursday, apparently caught in a gun battle from the other side of the street.

And lastly, “Alameda County D.A. calls Oakland crime “out of control”.
I’m all for a gun buy back program if individuals want to turn in their guns. It is not the solution for out of control crime and dealing with criminals. Tougher sentences on thugs is a start because they will never comply with gun control laws.
And if I lived in an area with “out of control” crime, I certainly wouldn’t be participating in a gun buy back program. I’d be more concerned about protecting my self and my home than receiving a measly $200.

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0 responses to “Guess the criminals didn't get the message

  1. Those Bay Area people who turned in their guns have tofu for brains. Don’t they know that it’s CRIMINALS who use guns to kill and CRIMINALS don’t turn in their guns?

  2. They figured keeping their guns would reliably make ’em more than $200…

  3. Ditto.. Criminals will not be turning in any guns. People kill people, it is the overall intent to harm others, and the hatred that needs to be dealt with. How do we deal these trends is the million dollar question.

    • “How do we deal these trends is the million dollar question.”
      By spreading the Gospel of Peace – that’s how.
      Romans 10:14-15
      King James Version (KJV)
      14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
      15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of Peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

  4. Trying the basically the same thing over and over with the same results. And they can’t figure out why there isn’t a different outcome………DUHHHHH!

  5. I’ll just bet most of the turned-in guns are probably broken, and would cost more to repair than the cash being offered for them.

  6. Once they turned in their guns, they might just as well have put a sign on their chest that said, come on and shoot me, I’ve no way to protect myself against you now.
    Are they nuts?

  7. The next step for those that gave up their firearms is to check with the local school districts and find out where they too can purchase some signs to hang outside of their home that read, “THIS IS A GUN FREE ZONE”! But they better be ready to duck and cover real quick…………………………….


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