Harlem Buyback Gets 350 Guns Off the Street

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A gun buyback held in Harlem by the New York Police Department and the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network brought in more than 350 weapons. Saturday's event at Saint Mark the Evangelist and Memorial Baptist Churches took place as Sharpton and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly held an anti-violence summit blocks away.

Officials say 185 revolvers, 122 semi-automatics, eight shotguns, eight rifles and 31 other firearms were exchanged for $200 bank cards, no questions asked.

It was the tenth buyback the Police Department has held in partnership with local churches. Since 2008, citizens have turned in more than 6,500 guns at the events.


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Comments [6]

Wendy Weinbaum from Salt Lake City, UT

As a Jewess in the US, I can only say that criminals are stopped by FIREARMS, not by cheap talk. That is why all REAL Americans put our 2nd Amendment FIRST!! America wasn't won with a registered gun!

Dec. 21 2010 09:06 PM
BLX from West Chester, PA

"Buyback?" Did the New York Police Department and/or the National Action Network guns at some point? Did the churches once own the guns? If so, why did they sell them to murders and other scum? If not, why do you call it a "buyback?"

Or is this just another smoke screen to make the uninformed FEEL more safe, and become more dependent on these two institutions who have no legal obligation nor capacity to provide protection to any individual.

Brother Sharpton is only protecting his own career along with the politicians and high rollers he hangs with. Who are these gun control hypocrites? Do as they say, not as they do...


Dec. 21 2010 06:50 PM

Congratulations Reverend Sharpton, that's 350 less scary dark people with guns. Or is it 350 more helpless victims you've set up to cry to you for help and protection that you can't provide? Since the police will undoubtedly trace those guns you have jacked up the numbers you and the Brady Bunch can whine about. A plus for you all the way around.

Dec. 20 2010 07:04 PM
Al Vanhorn from Harlem

The less gunshots I hear outside my windows at night the better. God bless the NYPD and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Dec. 20 2010 04:00 PM
James A. Farmer from Ashland, Oregon

These deceitful immoral anti-gun/civilian disarmament political campaigns are designed to
condition an already dumbed down "welfare"
populace to not only surrender their firearms, but
likewise their birthright, soul, freedom, and autonomy to the almighty socialist nanny state!
Stores who prostitute and promote these vile
scams "gift certificates for guns" rightly deserve
to be boycotted, picketed, and run out of business! This distorted dishonest anti-gun
propaganda is designed to condition the public
to surrendering everything else to socialist state!
Like a 1918 Bolshevik propaganda poster in
Russia advocating the same! The entire anti-gun
movement in American is financed not by honest
working class people but instead a ruling elite who desires to enslave them! Period! If people
don't think this is class warfare they are deceived. To expose anti-gun deceit and propaganda simply access and
www.jbs. org, respectively to expose these anti-
gun scams and those who promote and prostitute such!

Dec. 20 2010 01:52 PM

Mr Sharpton wants everyone to turn in their guns?

Is this the same Al Sharpton who wrote a letter of reference to the Ohio Board of Pardons asking them to restore convicted felon Don King's right to possess firearms?

The Don King who was convicted of second degree murder?

The same Don King who was stopped at the airport in Cleveland last week trying to carry ammunition onto a plane in his carry-on bag?

Hypocrisy from the self proclaimed reverend, what a surprise.

Dec. 20 2010 12:43 PM

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