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Saturday: Gun buyback event in Menlo Park

 

People can turn in firearms at an event in Menlo Park Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Olive AOH Church of God.

The event is sponsored by the Crime Prevention Narcotics & Drugs Education Center, with cooperation from the Menlo Park police department. The church is located at 605 Hamilton Avenue in the Belle Haven neighborhood.

People will receive a $50 gift card to a local business in exchange for each gun, up to three guns, according to a press release.

All firearms should be unloaded and stored in a bag, in the trunk or rear area of the vehicle. People walking to the event should keep firearms in a gym bag.

For more information, contact the crime prevention center at 462-5921, or Sgt. Matthew Ortega at 330-6300.

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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Again, it seems they will be spending taxpayer money to purchase broken, inoperative, and/or stolen guns.



The firearms transportation laws in CA from the CA AG:

Traveling with Firearms in California
HANDGUNS

California Penal Code section 12025 does not prevent a citizen of the United States over 18 years of age who is not lawfully prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, from transporting by motor vehicle any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person provided the firearm is unloaded and stored in a locked container.

The term "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment. For more information, refer to California Penal Code Section 12026.1.
SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES

Nonconcealable firearms (rifles and shotguns) are not generally covered within the provisions of California Penal Code section 12025 and therefore are not required to be transported in a locked container. However, as with any firearm, nonconcealable firearms must be unloaded while they are being transported. A rifle or shotgun that is defined as an assault weapon pursuant to Penal Code 12276 or 12276.1 must be transported in accordance with Penal Code section 12026.1.
REGISTERED ASSAULT WEAPONS

California Penal Code section 12285(c)(7) requires that registered assault weapons may be transported only between specified locations and must be unloaded and in a locked container when transported.

The term "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment. For more information, refer to California Penal Code Section 12026.1.


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Posted by forex robot
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 2, 2010 at 2:24 am

Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!


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