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Sixers trade Tickets for Guns



My shooting % is up

I knew the Sixers were having trouble selling out the Wachovia Center this year but filling up the arena with gun owners doesn’t seem like the smartest idea.


Anyone bringing an operable gun to a specified Philadelphia police station will receive a voucher for two upper-level tickets to a selected 76ers game in March. Limited tickets to the following games are as follows: March 9 vs. Denver; March 14 vs. Toronto; March 22 vs. Atlanta; and March 24 vs. Orlando. There will be no questions asked about the firearm; it will simply be collected at the station, melted down and refurbished into playground equipment. Collections will take place from Feb. 22-March 1, at all Philadelphia Police district locations, 24 hours per day.

Two upper level tickets are about $80. Hmm, it’s been a while since I bought a gun in Philly (ok fine, a Super Soaker) but I think you can get more than $80 on the street for a handgun. Still, I guess gun owners aren’t very smart because last time the Sixers did this, they collected about 900 guns. Oh right, it’s to get rid of guns on the street, not to get a good deal. Gotcha.

Note to self, avoid Sixers game on March 9, 14, 22 and 24th.

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By Vin

Vin is a Philly boy who shouldn't be invited into your house because he'll judge you on your book and music collection. He owns Dawkins, Utley, Iverson, and Lindros jerseys, which is all you really need to know about him. He can be reached at [email protected].

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