Pot Clubs Fund San Francisco Gun 'œBuyback"

Pot Clubs Fund San Francisco Gun 'œBuyback"

Marijuana and Dollar notesIn another sign of the gulf that's opening between the coastal enclaves and the rest of America, San Francisco police conducted a gun buyback funded by local marijuana dispensaries.

Brendan Hallinan, a lawyer for the marijuana dispensaries and son of former District Attorney Terence Hallinan, solicited $50,000 last year from three of the city's two dozen dispensaries — the Green Door, Barbary Coast and Grass Roots — to underwrite police buybacks, the SF Gate reported.



"There is this idea that pot clubs have a negative impact on the community and are a drain on law enforcement," Hallinan said. "They were really excited and see this as a way of improving community safety. Youth violence is a big problem. It was just a really nice fit."


Photos of the event, which was inevitably noted as a 'joint" effort between the police and a local youth group called the United Playaz, yielded 91 guns. Photos of the occasion showed the usual cheap revolvers and shotguns, but also an AR-15, an AK-47 and an FAL. These earned those who brought them in $200 apiece.


There were the usual claims about "getting guns off the street," though the "assault rifles" seemed to be in pretty pristine condition. That's probably because they were in someone's closet, not on the street.

Billionaire meddler George Soros is as avidly pro-drugs as he is anti-gun, and would no doubt be well-pleased to see profits from legalized pot going toward the destruction of guns. A disarmed and drug-addled populace seems to be what he's after, and it's being achieved in San Francisco.


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