Hey, thanks Chicago Gun Buyback: NRA Youth Camp II


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Templar223
August 6, 2007, 12:09 PM
Hey, thanks Chicago Gun Best Buy! PART II

Greetings and salutations, folks.

You'll recall my trip up to Chicago on July 21st to turn in a bunch of scrap metal for what amounted to $100 bills.

The thread, "A BEST BUY in Chicagoland: Selling (s)crap metal at a gun turn in" can be found here from THR (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=291523) or here for the Arfcom version. (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=601404).

Long story short: Some unnamed corporate sponsor coughs up about $600,000 in pre-paid credit cards to be given away for guns in any condition on July 21. A number of Guns Save Life members donated various clunkers and non-firing pieces of (s)crap metal and on that fateful day, I ventured to the heart of the not-so-nice part of Chicago and traded a total of 23 guns for 23 $100 pre-paid credit cards, netting $1700 for Guns Save Life.

We thought it fitting to use that money to sponsor ammunition for the NRA Youth Shooting Camp this weekend at Darnall's in Bloomington.

This is the longest-running NRA camp of its type in the nation!

Not only that, but we used most of five of the cards to buy two CZ rifles to be given away tomorrow to two of the lucky young people at the camp!

Here is the link to the post containing photos of the kids at four of the shooting stations on Saturday... Part I, if you will. (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=293712)

Here are the pictures from Sunday...


http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth22s.jpg

This is Sassy. She's the friendliest pit I know. She's getting old and she's about as deaf as a post. That's kind of what one would expect of a dog living on a shooting range. Her daughter Precious (my favorite of the two) died this spring, one of the victims of some Chinese folks adding poison to dog food ingredients. Hey, thanks, you godless commies.

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth23s.jpg

I got back from breakfast a little early before the kids, so I gave her some attention. Sassy was wearing a big grin after I gave her a small steak and rubbed her belly. Here she is in her most vicious state.

Okay, back to business.

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth24s.jpg

Here are about 90% of the kids at the camp. A few had to leave before we got around to the group picture. Good kids.

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth25s.jpg

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth26s.jpg

As one might imagine, the kids were abuzz at the thirteen guns that were to be given away later in the afternoon. Ninety kids, 13 guns... Imagine, you're kid goes to a bargain camp, learns gun safety, responsibility and responsible firearm use and as an added bonus, has about a one in six chance of bringing home their very own gun...

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth27s.jpg

The winners. At this time, we aren't going to publish their names, but if you want to know, pick up a copy of GunNews, which is Guns Save Life's monthly journal. Circulation: 9000.

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth28s.jpg

Hey, thanks Mayor Daley for your gun event. Your money bought these fine bolt-action rifles which will last a lifetime or two for these young adults. Yes, your money was responsible for us giving guns to children.

http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/NRAYouth21s.jpg

"THANK YOU FOR SAVING A LIFE"... That's right. We're GUNS SAVE LIFE!

Oh, yeah. That prepaid card has been spent!

John

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Mr White
August 6, 2007, 12:14 PM
If you haven't already, would you mind if I sent a link to this thread to Mayor Daley's office? Just so he can see how effective his buyback programs really are.

SuperNaut
August 6, 2007, 12:16 PM
Awesome, simply awesome.

Way to go Templar223!

Can you give us more play-by-play from the transaction? Did you get any flak? Did you tell them what you were going to do?

tinygnat219
August 6, 2007, 12:18 PM
SImply incredible!

Fastastic. I am spitting up Diet Coke, laughing, and enjoying a warm feeling all at the same time!

Send it to Daley.

joab
August 6, 2007, 12:20 PM
Kids leaning about gun safety, some getting their very own and a godless evil pit bull thrown in for good measure all on the anti's dime
You gotta love that

Your program will do more for gun safety that all the ill conceived buy backs combined

AndyC
August 6, 2007, 12:22 PM
Oh, you've totally made my day! Bravo! :D

SuperNaut
August 6, 2007, 12:22 PM
Ah, just found your other thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=291523), I'll read up on the event.

armoredman
August 6, 2007, 12:24 PM
I love it! That's very very cool! Nothing like making an anti spin at warp speed. :)

Glockman17366
August 6, 2007, 12:46 PM
An outstanding post!!!
Thank you very much!

Give Ol' Sassy a belly rub for me, will ya?

waterhouse
August 6, 2007, 01:25 PM
Great job, thanks for your efforts.

Stickjockey
August 6, 2007, 01:47 PM
Rock on, GSL!!:evil:

igpoobah
August 6, 2007, 02:09 PM
Bravo!

LotI
August 6, 2007, 02:48 PM
Cheers:p

davhina
August 6, 2007, 02:53 PM
Way to go!
Absolutely outstanding.
The only thing that could improve this post is a picture of the look on mayor daly's face when someone fills him in on how some of the buy back money was spent.
That would be priceless.:D

MikePGS
August 6, 2007, 03:00 PM
Haha i love reading your posts about the buyback. Thanks for keeping us updated. Beautiful dog to, almost as pretty as my pit :)

ArmedBear
August 6, 2007, 03:05 PM
Good job!

Templar223
August 6, 2007, 04:24 PM
http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/gunbuyback.jpg


http://www.gsldefensetraining.com/photos/mc.jpg

Hat tip to Arfcom's Maxwell71.

John

bdjansen
August 6, 2007, 04:48 PM
This is one of the coolest examples of "sticking it to the man" I have ever seen! Very nice.

Bullseye57
August 6, 2007, 05:26 PM
Well Done!

This is a great story and the cause was noble.

R,
Bullseye

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Sistema1927
August 6, 2007, 06:04 PM
Templar,

I hope that some of those who gave you grief on the other thread will read this one and then give you the public apology that you deserve. Your efforts are an example of 2nd Amendment activism at its best.

hankdatank1362
August 6, 2007, 06:26 PM
Thanx!!!! This post made my week!

Bazooka Joe71
August 6, 2007, 06:31 PM
You sir, are my hero! :D

The world is a better place with you around....



Good lord, how old is that giant in the top left position?:what:

Or are the other kids just really small?

Das1
August 6, 2007, 06:57 PM
Good show! :D:D

springmom
August 6, 2007, 07:12 PM
WELL DONE!!!!!!

Y'all did a great thing. Awesome.

Springmom

Abndoc
August 6, 2007, 07:24 PM
Too cool for words! I'm now hoping for a gun buyback program at a city near me! :)

Guido2006
August 6, 2007, 09:25 PM
So right on so many levels. Nicely done.

mata777
August 6, 2007, 09:59 PM
Very nice of you to do this for the kids. Great job!!

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