It seems like a police officer would be able to use a more formal procedure to turn in guns to the police department he works for. Weird.On the evening of August 3, Ruff walked into the 35th District in North Philadelphia carrying a bag containing three guns. He tells NBC10.com that a community member, in a different part of the city, needed help getting them to authorities.
I don't know the specfics of Philly's program, but here in NYC we have an annonymous gun turn in program. Any day, any time, any precinct, $100 for handguns or "assault rifles" no questions asked. Idiot cops get caught every so often trying to collect money on either old guns of their own or guns they found on the street. I'd bet a paycheck that is the case here.What money are you talking about? The guy he got them from paid kids on the street for them.
I originally assumed this was some sort of "buyback" program as well, but couldn't find anything in the article stating it was. If it was actually part of some buyback program, now any criminals who want to turn in an illegal gun will see that even a cop can't turn one in without getting hassled. That's part of what made my head spin a bit. The whole thing seems pretty sketchy as reported.Any day, any time, any precinct, $100 for handguns or "assault rifles" no questions asked.