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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Now Mulitply This In Every Community

Over 130 guns, including 31 aemi-automatic pistols,  turned in at NYPD "buyback" programs in Brooklyn today, with some folks saying they were motivated by the Newtown school massacre.  They got $200 for a working gun and $20 for a crapped-out model.   One fellow turned in a grandson's gun.   A woman turned in three belonging to husband.   A pastor said, “Because of what happened yesterday. She did not want that on her conscience.”

Buy-back program in Evanston, Ill. also today--as murders surge there.  Big turnout in Baltimore, with 461 guns turned in and many people citing the massacre--and another big one in nearby Laurel.    Over 100 weapons turned in also in Camden N.J. on Friday before full impact of shooting known.  Long lines in Oakland today and in San Francisco, even in the rain.  Note: these buy-back programs are nothing new but turnouts today heartening.

On the other hand: record sales at gun store in Portland, Ore.  None of the buyers presumably have kids who might taken any interest in their weaponry.

Greg Mitchell is the author of more than a dozen books on politics, history, nuclear issues, capital punishment and media. His latest, on the Obama-Romney battle, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape.

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