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Iverson donates $100K to gun buyback program

There are 36 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 16, 2008, titled Iverson donates $100K to gun buyback program. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Basketball star Allen Iverson is donating $100,000 to support the Newport News Police Department's "Gun Buy Back" program, U.S. Rep.

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People Change

Portsmouth, VA

#21 Jan 16, 2008
$100,000 can get a lot of guns off the street.

You have earned my respect.
Flat Broke

United States

#22 Jan 17, 2008
I hope someone told him the police will destroy the guns. I'll bet he's waiting on a shipment of 100K worth of guns.
People please

Arlington, VA

#23 Jan 17, 2008
Dontrel-t wrote:
<quoted text>Yea almost as pathetic as a top notch quarterback in the NFL making millions of dollars a year,Endorsments out the ying yang,lots of business start ups, football camps for youth going around KILLING DOGS FOR SPORT !! Both from the same hood!!It goes to show "You can take the thug out of 757 but he's still a EAST END THUG.
I'm sorry, but are you perfect? Plus, all the people leaving negative comments act as if their life is being effected by what AI is doing. People, please get a life and stop leaving negative comments.
People please

Arlington, VA

#24 Jan 17, 2008
Talib Kweli wrote:
So if I can get this right... yall complain about NN murders and crime, but when somebody take a large sum of money to support a buyback program to get illegal thus less-traceable than legal registered guns off the streets and yall have a problem with that? Baffled... How is that a waste of money?? Can someone help me out?
There is not problem. All of these people that leave negative comments are angry at the world and probably have miserable home lives, so they take their frustration out on the daily press topic forums...lol
People please

Arlington, VA

#25 Jan 17, 2008
There is no* problem is what I meant to say.
Oh please

Carrollton, VA

#26 Jan 17, 2008
voice of reason wrote:
Has anyone ever thought he actually turned his life around?
Yep, That is why he still gets in trouble with the law.
Newport News-Thug City

Norfolk, VA

#29 Jan 17, 2008
Thanks Allen, at least he cares enough to help. I am sure the thugs of the city will not turn the guns in, but the good folk will. This will keep the thugs from breaking into the good folks homes and stealing them. My only concern is that Joe(I will get your money) Frank might try to get his hands on it for another waste of money project.

Where is your $100,000 donation VICK?
Detective Frank Dreben

Waynesville, NC

#30 Jan 17, 2008
Bowler wrote:
Maybe he could donate $100K to "buy back" bowling alley chairs.
OMG! That is so funny! Bowling Alley Chairs don't kill! People do!
Fairness

Virginia Beach, VA

#31 Jan 17, 2008
Talib Kweli wrote:
So if I can get this right... yall complain about NN murders and crime, but when somebody take a large sum of money to support a buyback program to get illegal thus less-traceable than legal registered guns off the streets and yall have a problem with that? Baffled... How is that a waste of money?? Can someone help me out?
There are no legal registered guns on the street, in VA you do not have to register guns. All that is required is a background check at time of purchase. The only registration that is required is when the owner of a gun wishes to have a concealed carry permit. Problem is, usually these programs do not get the guns out of the thugs hands, they are too valuable to them. However, I am glad AI is least making an attempt, no matter how misguided I think the program is.
Judge BCVA

Auburn Hills, MI

#32 Jan 17, 2008
Way to go AI.ANOTHER 2PTS 4 THE 757 AND 0 FOR THE HATERS!
WEALTHY

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Jan 17, 2008
gaw wrote:
I'm glad he did it but after reading about his history it baffles me that one person could get in so much trouble with the law and still be so successful. It's almost laughable. No. It IS laughable.
WHAT ABOUT ENRON?

BUSH?

YOU HILLBILLY
WEALTHY

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#37 Jan 17, 2008
Flat Broke wrote:
I hope someone told him the police will destroy the guns. I'll bet he's waiting on a shipment of 100K worth of guns.
AT LEAST YOUR NAME WAS ACCURATE

DO YOU REALIZE 100K TO HIM IS LIKE US FINDING A DOLLAR IN THE COUCH RIGHT?
Kayla

Newport News, VA

#38 Jan 17, 2008
I think it's ironic about his comments when he was giving the money for the gun buy-back. But what he's done is trying to help the cities in which he grew up in. And someone tell me.. what the hell is the big deal about the gun buy-back? At least the police are trying in every way they know how to keep the streets safe.
Pray

Newport News, VA

#39 Jan 17, 2008
This is a positive and not a negative. So stop Hating.

“"You're Ok to me"”

Since: Jan 08

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#40 Jan 17, 2008
Pray wrote:
This is a positive and not a negative. So stop Hating.
He could have just as easily taken the money and purchased guns for distribution into the hood....but he didnt. He's at least trying to do the right thing. Stop H8N!!
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#41 Jan 17, 2008
I don't see why everybody is being so negative. Guy donated 100k which is about 200 to 300 guns of the street. 300 guns in the hands of crazy kids can do a lot of damage. I'm far from an Iverson fan (i can't stand him, he is a selfish player), but this is a really good thing he did. Now if other star players from NBA, NFL, NHL, and whatever league we have would match him, we would have thousands and thousands of guns of the streets.

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