Over-reaction is a symptom of leftism. Yesterday a community of parents with more panic ability than brains, confiscated toys from children (see Triggered Parents Organize Event to Take Toy Guns from Kids…). Today, a police department is hosting a grown-up version of the exchange. Offering Walmart gift cards in exchange for guns. Quick, what former regime made similar moves? Hint: bad minimalist facial hair.
The government offered, and people took the bait. Exchanging their Second Amendment rights for a few boxes of Wheaties. Condoms. Bargain bin DVDs…
The San Diego Police Department’s no-questions-asked gun buyback was so successful that officers “ran out of money” and had to send people back home with their firearms.
“We ran out of money,” said police Capt. Alberto Leos of the department’s Southern Division as cited by The San Diego Tribune. “We gave out $25,000 in gift cards.”
San Diego police reportedly bought back a total of 164 guns Saturday, up from the 47 that were handed in at a similar event earlier this year. Officers running the event handed out a $150 Walmart gift card per handgun or rifle handed in.
So-called “assault weapons” or semi-automatic rifles were worth $250 in gift cards. By mid-afternoon, officers had to turn people away.
Call 911, there’s a robbery in progress. Anyone who is dumb enough to sell their pieces for that price probably shouldn’t own a gun. Which begs an uncomfortable question: if the program is a “no questions asked” deal, how do we know the guns submitted actually belonged to the people submitting them? What if, I dunno, people stole these guns to get Walmart gift cards? I’m just spitballing here, obviously.
Second thing, this was a “voluntary” buy back program. Where, again, no questions were asked. Questions like “is this your gun or no?” Oh well. But how soon before the People’s Socialist State of California mandates a gun “buy back”? That’s not paranoia, it’s a natural progression:
- FED UP! NRA Sues Liberal California Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Gun Laws
- US Olympic Shooter Blasts California’s Anti-Gun Laws
- GUN CONTROL: Venezuela Confiscates Civilian Guns. ARMS Socialist Regime
Of course San Diego got trolled a little bit:
Thanks to all those who participated in today’s Gun Buyback Event. 164 guns were turned, with no questions asked! We gave $25,000 in gift cards in return. Direct message us if you’re interested in info on our next event! @SDDistAtty @CasaFamiliar pic.twitter.com/hHi70blo0E
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) December 2, 2017
“If anyone is actually planning to go to this to trade in a gun that’s worth more th[a]n these gift cards, I will gladly give you more then they are willing to for a reasonable price if you sell it to me. All legally, of course, through an FFL dealer feel free to contact me,” wrote one user trolling the police department.
The streets are much safer now that the criminals turned in all their old bolt action rifles *whew*
— Steven Casillas (@Lightningfriar) December 4, 2017
Good thing all those criminals turned in their guns. I'm sure that's who turned them in, right? The bad guys?
— Jacob Ritter (@Mornscreek) December 5, 2017
How many gangsters sold their guns back? 😂😂😂 C’mon San Diego PD, real street cops know this isn’t going to accomplish anything 😂😂😂 Your admin is a joke and out of touch just like 99% of police brass.
— Kenny Powers (@OrangeBlackTeal) December 3, 2017
Have to agree with some of the points above. Common sense dictates people keep their guns…