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Emanuel Says Gun Buyback Program Prepared For Scammers

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials are ready for activists who want to thwart the city's gun buyback program, reports WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Mayor Emanuel says officials and community leaders will make sure that gun rights advocates don't scam the weapons buyback program by turning in worthless guns for gift cards. The Champaign-based group Guns Save Life has threatened to turn in worthless, inoperable guns.


"One of the things we did to redesign it is to work through our church leaders to make sure it's exactly taking guns that we think need to get off the street off the streets," Emanuel said. "I know where I stand. I stand with the residents, yesterday as well as last night, who want to see police on the street and getting both guns and kids off the street."

The mayor spoke to reporters at a Southwest Side school where he announced greater broadband internet and Wi-Fi access for all CPS students.

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