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Guns for food?

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Read the last two lines especially well.this is comming to your town!

LOS ANGELES — A program to exchange guns for gifts has brought in a record number of weapons this year as residents hit hard by the economy look under the bed and in closets to find items to trade for groceries.

The annual Gifts for Guns program wound down Sunday in Compton, a working class city south of Los Angeles that has long struggled with gun and gang violence. In a program similar to ones in New York and San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department allows residents to anonymously relinquish firearms in return for $100 gift cards for Ralphs supermarkets, Target department stores or Best Buy electronics stores.

Turning in assault rifles yields double that amount.

In years past, Target and Best Buy were the cards of choice, with residents wanting presents for the holidays.

This year, most asked for the supermarket cards, said sheriff's Sgt. Byron Woods.

"People just don't have the money to buy the food these days," he said.

Just think,when they cut off the food,we can all just turn in our guns!
Who wants to be first to trade your security for a weeks worth of grub?
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This program started in Watts around 30 years ago trying to get guns off the street. San Francisco and New York copy Los Angeles not the other way around.
If they checked up on the guns to see what they may have been used for few would turn them in.
When the media shows up a few high powered or assualt guns are displayed. Most of the guns are non-working and rusted. Most owners don'twant to spend the money on gun repair.
If this program worked so well it would be done on a regular basis not just once in a while.
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