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The Santa Ana Police Department has announced the City of Santa Ana’s First Ever Anonymous Gun Buy Back Program, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Santa Ana Bowl, located at 602 N. Flower St., in Santa Ana.

Residents of Santa Ana will receive a $100 gift card for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and a $200 gift card for assault weapons.  Undetermined is whether or not criminals and gang members will be motivated to turn in their guns.

Stater Brothers, Wal Mart and Northgate Markets are involved in the program and are supplying the gift cards.

The Santa Ana Police Department will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 11 am, at the  Santa Ana Police Department’s Community Room to announce the City’s Gun Buy Back Program.

For futher Information Contact PIO Anthony Bertagna, Office 714-245-8029, Cell 714-709-2043.



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5 thoughts on “The SAPD will buy guns back anonymously on 2/23 at the Santa Ana Bowl”
  1. How could Martinez vote on this? It’s a conflict!
    With all her gang connections her extended family stands to make millions of dollars off of this program.

  2. I don’t think you have much to worry about there. While this program may be successful in retrieving guns that have been sitting under mon’s bed for years gathering cobwebs, the city’s gangsters aren’t likely to give up their protection and source of continuing income for a gift certificate.

    Gun buybacks are a great source of publicity for a violence-wracked city. They do little, however, to actually assuage crime and violence.

  3. In 1999 when my girls were young Stephanie Richter dropped off Kati with my daughter and asked a strange question:

    “Do you have any guns in the house?”

    I got the message loud and clear, guns have no place around curious children. I have since disposed of most of the weapons in my household.

    In related news, the OC Register article comments section includes an interesting submission about Lomeli speaking on behalf of Councilmember Benavides regarding his marriage and his childrens residency.

    The whole thing is weird. I can’t believe he would choose Art Lomeli to speak for him…..but, then again he thought he could be mayor!

    Couple hundred guns off the street is a good thing!

  4. LOL… gun buys like this NEVER take guns “off the street”- they take them out of closets or from under beds. The vast majority of the guns taken in are relics and hand-me-downs that have been collecting dust since dad or uncle Walt passed, and the heir doesn’t know what to do with it.

    In the rarest of cases, a gangbanger MAY use a city’s gun buy program to anonymously dispose of a dirty weapon. Since the police don’t run the ballistics for a match (and even if they did, it’d take months to get a return on a hit), the guns are simply melted into slag by the clueless lawmen. Thanks, cops, for getting rid of criminals’ dirty guns!

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