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Wasting Taxpayer Money

I’m outraged that this gun buyback program is getting state funding:

The program was partly funded through the state’s Weed and Seed anti-crime initiative with matching funds paid by the city and assistance from the Hopewell Giant Eagle, Pallante said.

Here’s the state FAQ on the program. I think we need to get legislators to alter the Weed & Seed program to prevent money being used to buy back and destroy guns.

4 Responses to “Wasting Taxpayer Money”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    Seems like they wuld make more money for the State if they held an auction for FFL’s and shop owners a couple times a year!

    Destruction doesn’t seem right!

  2. Alpheus says:

    I always thought “Weed and Seed” was a funny name for a program. Are they encouraging marijuana use and “seeding your oats”?

  3. MikeJ says:

    Even the “junk” guns could be sold by the state to a gunsmithing school for starter projects.

  4. Link P says:

    Aliquippa, PA Mayor Anthony Battalini is an Illegal Mayors Against Guns member, so this news, while disturbing, is not surprising.

    I am in complete agreement that a legislative remedy is in order to prevent further waste, fraud, and abuse of this kind.

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