Posted by Andrews mother, a resident of East Palo Alto, on May 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm
Thanks everyone for turning in the guns!!! FYI Joe this was set up just to take guns out of households! My son wasn't shot by a criminal but an innocent child who found a gun. So parents, neighbors and community of East Palo Alto thank you again for turning in your guns!
Posted by ErickFromTheVill, a resident of East Palo Alto, on May 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm
It would be interesting to know how many actual East Palo Alto "residents" turned in guns. Many people that turned weapons in were from surrounding communities. I understand that the program is intended to remove unwanted guns from households but The EPA PD could have done a better job of promoting the program within the community. Having a media van and over a dozen cops might have been a deterrent for some people that would have otherwise attempted to turn a gun in.
Posted by Hal, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm
I wonder how many of these firearms were stolen, reported to police, and now will not be returned? How many of these guns could solve past shootings with ballistic checks? Why more for a long gun and not concealable handguns like those used @ sandyhook? With no questions asked, it makes it easier to steal guns and trade them in for cash. If I cut the stock and barrel on a firearm, paint it flat black will it be now worth $300 and considered an "assault" weapon?