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East Palo Alto gun buy-back nets dozens

Saturday event to get hundreds of firearms off the streets by offering gifts

Sparked by the tragic death of a toddler accidentally shot by his 12-year-old cousin on Jan. 7, East Palo Alto Police and city leaders funded a gun buy-back program on Saturday that netted a shotgun, some small-caliber rifles and about three dozen handguns.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm

GOOD JOB EAST PALO ALTO POLICE.


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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 4, 2009 at 1:05 am

Sad,

Most of those people could have probably gotten a lot more money than "free tickets and gift certs" by taking their unwanted firearm to a local gun store and selling it on consignment. There is a huge demand for firearms right now. If you don't believe it, go down to the Bay Area Gun Vault in Mountain View and watch the number of transactions taking place. The store is always full of local folks, not to mention LEO's, making purchases.

However, I guess it you are unsure of your legal status and just want the problem to "go away", a "no questions asked" drop off is probably better.

qq


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