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East Palo Alto to hold gun buyback event Saturday

Original post made on May 3, 2012

The East Palo Alto Police Department will hold its fourth gun buyback event on Saturday, May 5, the Police Department has announced.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Does this buyback include black powder muzzle-loaders?

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Posted by in the know
a resident of Mountain View
on May 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

as defined by BATFE, a black powder rifle is not a "firearm"

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Like that will stop crime. Give me a break. Stupid liberal idiots trying to make people feel better. Criminals wouldn't turn their guns in.

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Posted by Todd
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 5, 2012 at 7:55 am


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Posted by jeff
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on May 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

why not just take your unwanted guns to a gunshop? you would get a lot more for them, and then they would be sold to those legally allowed to own them.

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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!

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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.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Erick - I received numerous emails about the event, read pre-event coverage in the media and on the police dept's Facebook page. It was well publicized if you have a computer.

You're right - people come from outside EPA to turn in their guns. I have friends who've done so & none of them live in EPA.

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Posted by Hal
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
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?

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