Gun Turn-Ins - Illegal in at least one state


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average_shooter
September 4, 2007, 05:38 PM
Maybe this is common knowledge, if it is then I have no problem with this thread being obliterated.

Anyway, I was looking at some New Hampshire firearms laws and came across this interesting tid-bit:

159:25 Voluntarily Surrendered Firearms. No state agency shall operate a firearms ""voluntary surrender and destroy'' program. Firearms which are voluntarily surrendered to a state agency shall be sold at public auction or kept by the state agency for its own use. Proceeds from firearms sold at public auction by the state shall be deposited in the general fund.

Source. 1998, 380:1, eff. Aug. 25, 1998.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XII/159/159-mrg.htm

So if I'm reading this correctly, it would be unlawful to operate any of the gun "buy back" programs, so loved by the anti crowd, in NH. Cool.

Any other states where it is illegal to operate a "surrender and destroy" gun turn-in program?

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.cheese.
September 4, 2007, 05:45 PM
I disagree.

Buybacks are voluntary, and they do destroy the guns (at least as far as I know), but they're not asking you to "surrender" your weapon. They're asking you to "sell" you're weapon.

It's treated differently under the law I'll bet.

JoeG52
September 4, 2007, 07:53 PM
It also says "no state agency", nothing about local government conducting "voluntary surrender and destroy" programs.

average_shooter
September 4, 2007, 09:46 PM
Who is it that usually operates the turn-ins then? I thought they were usually state agencies... Guess I misunderstood... Nevermind then.

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