Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns (pictures)


Dean Weingarten
January 27, 2013, 02:29 PM
Private buyers competed with Amazon Gift cards for firearms in Seattle yesterday the picture is from the Seattle Times

Picture at site

From the Times:

"John Laigaie III of Bellingham, a retired Army master sergeant, lays out the revolvers and rifles he and two other friends purchased on the periphery of the Seattle Police Department's gun buy back event in Downtown Seattle, Saturday January 26, 2013. Laigaie and his friends are advocates of gun rights, and affiliated with the website They spent approximately $500 on the lot, which they estimate to have a value of near $2,000. Many independent gun buyers and sellers on the periphery of the official buy back were helped by long wait times and Seattle Police closing the line to the buy back hours early after running out of Amazon gift cards to exchange for firearms."

I am sure that the firearms sellers were happy to get cash instead of a gift card. The term "buy back" is pure Marxist propaganda, as the firearms were never owned by the government in the first place.

These turn ins are purely political theater, designed to delegitimize armed citizens. Their real effects are to defraud ignorant citizens of valuable property, waste police resources, destroy valuable assets, and increase the demand for new guns by decreasing the supply of old ones.

Dean Weingarten

Link to Seattle Times Photo Album

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Jim Mac
January 27, 2013, 02:52 PM
we had one a couple weeks ago. the council member that instigated the whole thing, I heard on the local talk radio tried to get the local cops that was out there to hassle the private buyers offering to buy some of the weapons. But I heard they refused. jim

January 27, 2013, 03:06 PM
Would Mr. Laigaie be interested in selling any of those firearms?

January 27, 2013, 03:31 PM
My neighbor and a smith friend were there. Pictures ended up in the local media. All the chat of SGN and Waguns. Some of it is pretty funny.

January 27, 2013, 06:18 PM
10 great guns for $500? We need to make a corporation that does this and then sell stock!....with dividends in the form of gun redistributions.

January 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

January 27, 2013, 08:24 PM
I would LOVE to have those buckets of ammo. even though there is a bunch of empty brass in them!

January 27, 2013, 08:32 PM
Looking at the photos, good bang/buck, but there is nothing there that I'd actually want. If it don't make an anti crap their pants I'll pass these days :)

January 27, 2013, 08:36 PM
Man, now i wish they had gun buybacks around me, but my city never seems to have them.

4v50 Gary
January 27, 2013, 08:40 PM
Before FTF sales were banned in California, San Francisco PD had a gun buyback at 850 Bryant Street, the Hall of Justice (Whore of Justice as some of us called it). Anyway, some cops went outside and intercepted the would-be sellers and bought it themselves. Eventually the brass learned of it and told them to knock it off.

Sock Puppet
January 27, 2013, 08:59 PM
Thsi makes me smile. Not only buying the guns, but stating it how it really is. Kudos!!!

January 27, 2013, 09:12 PM
What a good reason to keep some cash in the safe. That looks like a better day than a day at the gunshow...wish we had one of those around here.

January 27, 2013, 10:40 PM
good job buyers

January 27, 2013, 11:03 PM
i tried this very same thing when the city of North las Vegas held a buy back a few years ago.
I was told to leave by nlvpd or they would trespass me from the property.

January 27, 2013, 11:15 PM
Upcoming gun buy back in Atlanta (college park down by the airport).

I can't find the link, but somewhere I read they prohibited people from buying guns from people turning them in. No saving guns allowed.

Then this guy has my favorite quote. Because everyone knows the criminals will be turning in their guns, :eek:
"We're an urban city. We've got gun issues; we've got some crime issues. With this buyback, hopefully we will have a few less crime issues," said Carn.

January 27, 2013, 11:32 PM
Who are these people that have guns laying around their home waiting for someone to offer them a $50 gift card to get rid of them?

January 28, 2013, 12:18 AM
We never seem to have them here, I'd be first in line offering cash.

January 28, 2013, 03:11 AM
Local news was showing them claiming to have gotten two Street Sweepers. Two. :boggle:

January 28, 2013, 03:13 AM
A few friends and I will be doing the same thing if we ever have a buyback.

January 28, 2013, 03:15 AM
I remember when the gunshow in Santa Rosa at the El Rancho Tropicana was for the Sheriff's dept.'s guns, everything turned in by old widows, anything unclaimed, as long as it didn't come up ''stolen'', they sold them off to buy new equipment. Good times.

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