CNN Gun Buy Back Photo


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627PCFan
January 29, 2013, 10:56 AM
I saw this CNN Gun Buyback article and the photo made me cringe-

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/us/handguns-and-federal-legislation/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

I see one Colt Python/Anaconda and 2 N Frame Smiths. What a waste.

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Analogkid
January 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
There is a type 14 Nambu in there as well it looks like.

Somebodies Grandpa prolly brought that back from ww2

Russ Jackson
January 29, 2013, 11:14 AM
I am betting they are going to end up in a Police Officers personal collection.

303tom
January 29, 2013, 11:21 AM
I kind of like this, it was on my FB page the other day.............

berettaprofessor
January 29, 2013, 11:37 AM
And a 92 Beretta slide.....but never fear, that could be a stock photo from a single buyback 10 years ago.

medalguy
January 29, 2013, 11:38 AM
AAhhhh............evil black rifles today, Grandpa's handgun tomorrow, your shotgun the day after that. Does anyone think it wioll turn out any differently?

SoCalNoMore
January 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
I really dont like how they state "the gun problem". It is not a gun problem, it is a people problem. Can I hate the media any more than I already do? :/

Gtscotty
January 29, 2013, 12:37 PM
I read that article this morning, and have to admit, I'm kind of confused as to why CNN published it.

Since the Sandy Hook shooting I've been keeping a daily tab on the CNN and Huff-Po websites, just to keep a current idea of what the Anti's are throwing around. In all that time, what I've seen is a very directed PR campaign against so called "Assault Weapons" and "hi-cap clips" .... until this. This article takes a veering turn away from the AWB rant, while at the same time somewhat discrediting the whole AWB and mag-limit drive as ineffective. Instead the article focusses on handguns, which, even they point out are out of the gun-grabbers reach at this time....

I'm not sure how to interpret this change... what are they posturing themselves for now... I may sound tin-foil hatty to some, but up until this point, articles on the gun control debate from these two sources have followed a very uniform campaign to push for an AWB and mag limits until today... Color me confused.

Skribs
January 29, 2013, 12:40 PM
While I disagree with the author's premise that gun violence is the problem (violence is the problem, the gun is just a tool), I respect his willingness to look at the facts and realize that "assault weapons" are not the problem.

RustHunter87
January 29, 2013, 01:19 PM
that photo looks kinda odd to me, no rust, every one of those guns look like they just came off the rack at a gunstore. :scrutiny:

Carl N. Brown
January 29, 2013, 01:29 PM
National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council,
"Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review" (2004)
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10881&page=95
[b]On Gun Buy-Backs:[/b}
...Typically, the guns turned in tend to be of two types: (1) old, malfunctioning guns whose resale value is less than the reward offered in buy-back programs or (2) guns owned by individuals who derive little value from the possession of the guns (e.g., those who have inherited guns)....
In light of the weakness in the theory underlying gun buy-backs, it is not surprising that research evaluations of U.S. efforts have consistently failed to document any link between such programs and reductions in gun violence (Callahan et al., 1994; Police Executive Research Forum, 1996; Rosenfeld, 1996).

Oh, and the gun collectors showing up and outbidding the police in Seattle has been accurately reported, although I expect the anti-gun MSM will try to spin otherwise. If a widow does not wany her husbands' old duck gun, why shouldn't she get a good price from a duck hunter, rather than a $50 or $100 gift card?

Airbrush Artist
January 29, 2013, 01:32 PM
Colt Detective 38 lower Left ,I just started Crying...

rcmodel
January 29, 2013, 01:36 PM
Thank goodness they got that old air-pistol off the streets though!

rc

lobo9er
January 29, 2013, 02:03 PM
I know it did happen, but that may be just a stock photo of guns.

Manco
January 29, 2013, 02:07 PM
And a 92 Beretta slide.....but never fear, that could be a stock photo from a single buyback 10 years ago.

I wonder if the same guy came back the next day to turn in the frame. :D If they don't split the amount, then one could make quite a nifty profit doing that with a Jennings or Bryco, eh? ;)

I really dont like how they state "the gun problem". It is not a gun problem, it is a people problem. Can I hate the media any more than I already do? :/

It's a form of logical fallacy called "begging the question," a common tool of deception. Calling rifles with certain cosmetic features "assault rifles" is another form of this, putting us at a disadvantage as long as most people automatically accept that these rifles are evil simply because assault is an evil act. "Buy back" is yet another use of logical fallacy--a more subtle one that implies that the government is in some fundamental way the original source of our guns, which of course is only literally true for the guns that the ATF illegally gave to the Mexican drug cartels, for example.

Thank goodness they got that old air-pistol off the streets though!

Oh yes, I feel safer already! A wise use of our tax dollars for sure. :rolleyes:

Sarcasm aside, I say we should reclaim as many of those tax dollars (our money) as we can by buying and turning in as many cheap BB guns and Saturday night specials (slide and frame separately) as we can. :D Actually, just stick with BB/pellet guns because somebody of limited means might actually need the cheap firearms.

cyclopsshooter
January 29, 2013, 02:25 PM
Is that a 66 No Dash on top :*(

tmang69
January 29, 2013, 02:29 PM
I think this could be a pic from many years ago; hard to say. Why do they show a picture like this; they want to show the "masses" what "reasonable" and "responsible" gun owners are willing to do; turn in their guns to "help protect the innocent from harms way."

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