Amazon.com donates $30,000 in gift cards to gun buyback programSubmitted by silentboom on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:04
I just wrote a letter to Amazon from my customer account, I was enraged to see that they donated $30,000 to a gun buyback program in Seattle. I am shocked and disappointed in them!
MERCER ISLAND, WA -- The first Seattle gun buyback in 20 years netted more than 160 guns in just the first two hours, including one unexpected item, originally said by Mayor Mike McGinn to be a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Police later clarified that it was a used launch tube for a Stinger surface-to-air missile.
Hundreds lined up for the event, which began at 9 a.m. Saturday, to trade their handguns, shotguns and rifles for $100 Amazon gift cards and state-classified assault weapons for $200. Amazon donated $30,000 in gift cards to the program, McGinn said.