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Iverson donates $100K to gun buyback program

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chuck~Taylor, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member


    I thought this was really cool. Especially with all the history Iverson has had with guns.
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I think you misunderstood.
    Iverson wants to buy the guns. Period.
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Good for him.
  4. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    I wonder how many guns he had bought back?
  5. Good on ya, AI.
  6. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    IIRC, another city was basically paying $250 per handgun and $300 or so for everything else.

    Assuming that's the case, Iverson just got as roughly 400 guns off the streets.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Good for him.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    How about giving money to those of us who follow the law and don't own an illegal weapon?
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Uh....why else is it no questions asked?
    Look, I know a few people who do this at each one of these bogus events do it because they now have kids and want to have their house safer, etc., but you are fooling yourself if you think the huge majoirty isn't illegal.
  10. Gun buyback programs are dumb. Just a misguided and expensive initiative.

  11. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    I'd sell my .38 special for $250 and put it toward this sweet Remington 12-gauge side-by-side I saw in the hunting store. The cops are offering more than a gun shop, so why not?
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Great suggestion, I'm guessing, by Allen's agent or handlers.
    Can't believe he'd come up with this himself, but I've never met the man and he could have come up with this idea all by himself.
    And it's a great idea. It's too easy to obtain a handgun in America.
    We need as many people on the streets without handguns as we can get.

    (And I'm for the death penalty, too, when applicable, for violent, convicted criminals.)

    All in all, good for Allen's camp on this one.
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