East Palo Alto to host gun buyback Saturday

The East Palo Alto Police Department, along with Mayor David Woods, will host its second annual gun buyback on Saturday.

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Posted by G TOWN
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

These buy backs only happen in the hoods.when is the next buy back in menlo atherton?there will never be one.I dont trust police at all.could be a sting,could be a good be a good thing.I wont find out.

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Posted by tired of the BS
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm


You are the perfect example of what holds East Palo Alto back, you make it sound like everyone in East Palo Alto is a gun totting thug who hates the police department and I know that is not true. I'm not a big fan of gun buy backs, because I don't think they are effective, but they hold gun buy backs in East Palo Alto instead of Atherton, because Atherton doesn't have a problem with gun violence. Don't try to make this a class or race issue, it is an attempt to address a community problem.

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Posted by John Galt
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

How can anyone "Buy Back" something they never owned?
Yet another meaningless political slogan.

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Posted by Old Palo Alto
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

This should be called a Gun Trade Up. Thugs will buy a $25 black market pistol, sell it to the city, and use the extra $75 to buy a bigger gun.

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Posted by Yoshi
a resident of another community
on Jul 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Yup, I second that John..(another political slogan). Do they really think real thugs will sell their guns. I bet most of the guns came from law abiding citizens. Now, who we think still have guns in their possessions!!!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

The guns come from a mix of people, including a number of out-of-towners, law abiding & not-so-law abiding.

How do you non-participating non-residents know if it's effective or not? How do you know the prices of illegal weapons?

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