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.

Residents can bring firearms to the East Palo Alto Government Center at 2415 University Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police will provide a $100 cash card for each firearm for the first 100 firearms.

No questions will be asked, and no identification is required.

The purpose of the program is to remove unwanted and unsafe firearms from the community.

— Bay City News Service


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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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