Could San Francisco gun buyback program encourage gun theft?

Could San Francisco gun buyback program encourage gun theft?
Which of these are the "assault weapons," again? San Francisco buys back guns in 2013. (Image: Screen grab of CNN video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Man’s got a point.  Ironically, California voters last year made it a felony again to possess a stolen firearm, after the stupidity of possession being dropped to a misdemeanor in 2014.  San Francisco’s buyback program doesn’t just ensure that you can walk away from a felony rap; it gives you an incentive to commit the felony by paying you to do it.]

[M]ost buyback programs want to make sure you can’t use what they’re giving you to buy more guns, so they tend to give you gift cards. … Apparently, they think everyone who attends a buyback needs the money to eat or something.

The San Francisco program goes in a very different direction. They’re offering cold, hard cash.


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United Playaz is holding the gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 1038 Howard St. Handguns will go for $100 and assault weapons for $200 — all cash and no questions asked.


[T]his seems like a hell of a way to pawn stolen firearms. You steal some guns, take them to this buyback, get some cash, then walk away.

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