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Gun Buy-Back Rip Off!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by simon99, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    DOJ: Philly Gun Buyback Program Misused over $450,000

    by AWR Hawkins 22 Jan 2014

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Philadelphia gun buyback program misused more than $450,000 provided for the program. The buyback program was administered by the Police Safety Net (PSN).

    According to NBC Philadelphia, the DOJ's inspector general found that "62 percent" of the total grant money allotted to the PSN was used for "unallowable, unsupported, and/or unreasonable" expenses.

    For example, PSN's executive director Raymond Jones used some of the money to give "himself an $85,065 pay increase" over a period of two years. This brought his annual pay to $287,565.

    Moreover, PSN spent "$29,750 in rent on a building that was used once a month" and did not properly account for utility bills totaling $13,947.

    PSN was supposed to use the money to buy gift cards to be given to citizens who brought guns into the buyback program. However, the DOJ also discovered there were 280 gift cards which had not been traded for a firearm yet could not be accounted for.

    Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    This is, at the very least; misappropriation! Heads should roll over it!!
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Not to mention the fact that if a fool did dare "sell back" his firearm they give him pennies on the dollar for the sold firearm.

    If folks were to set up an "information booth" and give the true "Blue Book Value" of every firearm that came through before the progressives could get their slimy hands on them, Im quite sure the sellers would think twice.

    Firearms appreciate in value just like precious metals..

    Yet they're giving uninformed folks $25 gift cards to Fudruckers.
  4. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Add it to the list of turds floating in this toilet.
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they've got a good grasp of fraud and malfeasance.
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The cops end up with a lot of good firearms for next to nothing also.