Guns for Groceries – Dallas, TX

This Saturday, the City of Dallas is hosting a gun “buy back” program at Reunion arena. The event is sponsored by several local businesses and is not using any city funds. Between 9AM and Noon, you can bring an unloaded (working) firearm and trade it for a $50 Kroger grocery card. Seriously? Is anyone stupid enough to trade their gun for just $50? Come on people – there are events every month for selling your guns. Ever heard of a gun show? Anyone who shows up for this is just plain stupid.

On second thought, if you are stupid, maybe you shouldn’t have a gun anyway. Hmmm – okay, this is actually a really great deal and everyone should go (covering my mouth so you can’t see me snickering).


  1. Berzins said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 5:38 am

    We used to have initiatives like these from time to time. Of course the gun control around here is almost non-existent, and the weapons are focused on the organized crime groups.

    I think is pretty naive to offer a symbolic amount of money for a gun. It will target only widowers, sons, and other people who probably did not buy the gun, doesn’t know how much it is worth, and feel nervous around it.

    Around here they paid like USD 100 for each. Mind that a pistol at the black market ranged from 250-400.

  2. jdbarney said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    Follow up – they collected a total of 147 guns. Not as many stupid people as I thought.

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