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Phoenixville Hosting Gun Buyback Program

The borough will be trading gift cards for guns on November 10.

Mayor Leo Scoda and the Phoenixville Police Department are holding a gun buyback day next weekend, The Mercury is reporting.

By getting extraneous weapons out of homes, Scoda told the paper he hopes the event will make the borough safer.

“People say, ‘I’ve got [my guns] hidden,’” Scoda said. “Yeah, right. The kids find the Christmas presents you have hidden, too.”

The event will run at the borough hall on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Those that turn in a gun will get a $50 gift card in return.

See the full story here.

Chris Dyer November 01, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Unnecessary guns? What exactly are those? The majority of responsible gun owners also keep their firearms responsibly locked up. $50 is pretty cheap for any functioning firearm....I'll give anyone $75 for a working firearm and store it in my gun safe
Hipster Kitty November 01, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Shut up, Lynette. You're not even real. http://www.tineye.com/search/0f5e1322778c7797abf9233efdcfab4b996e8385/
Ed Roper November 01, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I KNEW IT!!!!!
Michael Hill November 02, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Tom, Can Ike be banned from making comments? His language has become increasingly vulgar.
Ike November 02, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I get attacked by some , and i should get BANNED? Lynette gets attacked and i someone telling her to shutup , and iam the one who should get banned? Dick attacks everyone one , and i should get banned ? I get called names , by , well i not even going to say ,but yall know whos , and i should get banned? This is the USA , WHERE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE, SAY what you want to , even if some dont like it. Some are straight shooters who say what they feel. I think its funny when those who like to call others names , DONT LIKE IT WHEN IT GO THE OTHER WAY . Dick should had never attacked me , NOW WHO SHOULD BE BAN? Yea , dont like something , just ban it .Well i guess i do the same sometimes , when i think something aint right , i just dont read it , or just dont deal with it , or him/her , like i just let them live , and dont let them bother me. I wouldnt kick them off the world , ban them to Mars.. BANNED IN THE USA ... This is amusing .. Oh and leave Lynn alone....
MPorchik November 02, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Ike, the first amendment protects you from persecution from the government. It does not protect you from being banned on an internet message board. I'm not saying you should be banned, just explaining what your right's are.
Ike November 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Yes , i know ,thank you . I was just saying, its funny when they attack you , but when you attack them , they get all Ban him.. I wish it was the 50s, 60s again , even the 70s.
marcthepig November 03, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Why doesn't Phoenixville work with licensed dealers and get people some real money for firearms they no longer want? Most weapons in decent condition would fetch $100-$500 and maybe more if it's one of high quality or something rare.
Jon Crabtree November 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
http://youtu.be/SvxNXUGO5mI Mayor Scoda gives more information.
Dannytheman November 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I was there at the police station, they only had 4 people bring anything and they won't admit the buy back to be a failure.

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