"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Newark - New Jersey’s Baghdad

From today’s Newsday on Newark, the seventh most liberal city in the United States:

Hoping to reduce violence and replicate the success of earlier gun buyback programs, the state's largest city on Monday embarked on two months of purchasing weapons from residents.

"This is an opportunity for Newark residents to turn in their guns and receive cash, no questions asked," Mayor Sharpe James said.

The city will pay $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for semiautomatic pistols and revolvers, and $150 for automatic handguns and assault rifles. People may turn in up to three weapons at a time.

The program is aimed at reducing accidental injury, suicide, domestic violence and celebratory gunfire, police said.



2 Comments:

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corzine said today that he would start a company to buy back all these guns and take it public on NASDAQ. He knows of an accounting trick to make theses weapons look like they are worth alot more which will raise the stock price. He will then cash out and watch the stock plummet while the middle-class get financially devestated. He said today "This is exactly what I did with Enron and look at how well it worked for me".

 
At 3:40 AM, Anonymous Jim - PRS said...

Baghdad may be safer and probably less corrupt.

 

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