Monday, December 8, 2008

Guns for Gifts - A GREAT Idea!

NVDL: I reckon this would be awesome if we could implement it in South Africa.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Gordon, right, and colleagues examine and

LOS ANGELES – A program to exchange guns for gifts 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 ended 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.

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

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