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Church And Gun Enthusiasts Compete For Weapons

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas church that organized an event to buy guns back from residents has faced some unexpected competition.

The First Presbyterian Church of Dallas had organized a gun buyback event downtown on Saturday, offering $50 for handguns and rifles and up to $200 for semiautomatic assault weapons.

The Dallas Morning News reports that concealed handgun license instructor Collin Baker organized a pro-gun event and marketplace across the street from the church's event.

Baker said people who sold their guns at his event got more money for them, as people bid upward of $400 for some weapons, and Baker said each of them would go "back into a home that's going to keep it safe."

The church's buyback program took in more than 100 guns, while more than 20 were auctioned off at the competing event.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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