City releases names of gun turn-in participants

Posted on February 21, 2013

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Despite promises of anonymity for those who participate in the city of Santa Fe's gun buying program, the city released a list of dozens of people who got IOUs when they surrendered their guns at police headquarters after the city's gun buyers ran out of pre paid Visa gift cards, used to pay for firearms at events held Jan. 12 and Feb. 9.
The list, which includes the gun sellers' addresses, phone numbers and the weapons they sold, was included in materials distributed at Monday's meeting of the city Finance Committee, which recommended the City Council appropriate an additional $33,000 to pay off those IOUs and buy more firearms at the city's third gun buying event, planned for March 9. The city initially had budgeted $25,000 for the program, under which it pays $100 for long guns such as rifles and shotguns, $150 for handguns and $200 for any firearm considered an assault weapon.

Read the article: The New Mexican (Santa Fe, N.M.)

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