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Gun Buy-Back Has Gun Rights Competition

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By Paul Johnson

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - It looks like a gun buyback effort in Arizona may turn into a bidding war.
The buyback plan is designed to let owners turn in unwanted guns for a small reward.
The collected guns are then destroyed.
But some gun enthusiasts in Tucson, including a state senator, plan to offer owners more than the city's gift cards for firearms.
"I'm going to stand out in front with a little sign that says, hey, I'll pay cash for your gun and I'll give you a fair -- fair price for it, and, you know, buy -- why turn it in for 50 bucks when maybe you can get 75; 100; 150 dollars for it?"
"The majority of people who show up will be serious about the event, and will be serious about wanting to simply make their homes a safer place by getting rid of guns that they no longer feel comfortable with having in their homes. Those on the periphery will continue to marginalize themselves as serious contributors in this community."
City officials say if people try to outbid the buyback program, they will not interfere.


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