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19,000 guns to be burned in Cleveland

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drizzt, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Well-Known Member

    19,000 guns to be burned in Cleveland

    Created: 6/15/2006 11:03:53 AM
    Updated:6/15/2006 7:45:04 PM

    CLEVELAND -- The city of Cleveland has started burning thousands of guns that have been resting on shelves for years.
    Three hundred guns were thrown into a melting pot at the Mittal Steel plant Thursday morning.

    The guns have been collected either from voluntary turn-ins or as the result of police investigations or arrests.

    Mayor Frank Jackson said each gun taken off the streets makes the city safer.

    "And safety is key not just in terms of controlling crime," Jackson said. "But it also helps prevent young people from getting their hands on a gun and hurting themselves or someone else."

    Cleveland plans to melt 19,000 guns in the coming months. The city last held a gun burn five years ago.

    Cleveland is also providing free gun locks to people who show their gun registration. They are available through the police department.

  2. Vex

    Vex Well-Known Member

    Don't they have to give these away even if someone doesn't want to show registration? Sounds like a registration scheme to me....
  3. Phantom Warrior

    Phantom Warrior Well-Known Member

    Thanks for starting my morning off w/ something truely depressing. Fricking Cleveland.
  4. sterling180

    sterling180 Well-Known Member

    Well,this incident was similar to the UK approach,after our two main,gun massacres-but with the exeption of melting down guns,that had been on the shelf-for many years.(Only if they wern't classed as illegal weapons,after the bans.)

    In saying that the weapons that were made illegal by the UK government were; either melted down,crushed,sold to museams(If they were considered too good,rare or historically important to destroy.)or even deactivated-if the owner still wanted to keep them.

    The GCN and Mothers Against Guns,antis basically cheered and said nasty,untrue and inaccurate facts about shooting-sports,publically and on their website-as well.

    If Cleveland Ohio,isn't careful,by electing the wrong local-government officials,in the near future-then it will share the same fate as the former-county in the UK-that it was named after.
  5. Dacoda

    Dacoda Well-Known Member

    wow phantom... 911 posts. to this day I can't stop seeing that number everywhere... I'll wake up in the morning, look at the alarm clock... 9:11. at night... for some odd reason, look at my watch (after not looking at it for HOURS) 9:11. I see the number everywhere.
  6. LAK

    LAK Well-Known Member

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  7. Maser

    Maser member

    Why do the guns have to be destroyed? Why can't they just be used as evidence to convict the criminal who used the gun in a crime and then have the gun sold to FFL holders? Just seems like such a waste. There's lots of very expensive custom guns that were handmade and were stolen by criminals and used in crimes and yet them types of guns are being destroyed? I know if I was the manufacturer of that firearm I would have been mad as heck having a piece of my art burned for no good reason. :cuss:

    Hey!! As an off-topic statement. I just hit 100 posts. :D
  8. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Hizzoner the Mayor Frank Jackson is well....another Democrat/Socialist.

    Hates all things of personal responsibility, blames inanimate objects.

    "Yes, officer, that tree jumped out of the forest and bit my car"***

    ***Stolen from an old Bill Cosby stand-up comedy routine.
  9. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Projection of repressed violence

    Recently there was a psychologist speaking of the fanatics who want guns banned, saying that they are bad, evil, etc. According to him, and according to some female psychologist, it is projection of repressed violent tendencies. These people fear that THEY would due such acts, and so to make peace with their own evil propensities, they seek to ban others from having that which, they themselves, would use violently.

    Seems to me, the city could have made a lot of money, say for the sake of argument, charge $100.00 per firearm, and $25.00 transfer fee. That comes to a nice $2,375,000.00!

    Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid! :barf:

    In addition, they would have needed to contract someone to clean the firearms, test fire them and log the sale. I see it as also having employed at minimum 3 people for a VERY protracted period of time.

    Guns to do NOT REPEAT CRIME--people do.

  10. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    Texas tried the "free gunlocks" ...

    attempt at registration too. You had to go to a police station and tell them what kind of gun you had to get your free lock. No one went to pick them up. Now, the locks are handed out free when you leave gunshows in this area..........I have several dozen, now.......chris3
  11. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

  12. quazi

    quazi Active Member

    These threads always ruin my day.
  13. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Well-Known Member

    Like the rest of you, I'd rather the guns get sold to me a discount price.

    But the cops are painted into a corner -- they can't re-sell the guns without looking like they're <gasp> putting the eeevil guns back on the street.

    What perplexes me is the bit about having to show a gun registration to get a free gun lock -- If the purpose is to save children, why put an administrative barrier in front of that? Does Ohio/Cleveland register long guns? If not, what if Joe Citizen wants a lock for his Mossy?
  14. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    The silver lining is that this strengthens the "gun industry" portion of our "gun culture" in America. New guns will be produced instead of these used guns being put back into the market.

    I'm sure that they do the same with "crime cars" or "crime clothes.":rolleyes:
  15. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

    Just_a_dude_with_a_gun Well-Known Member

    I love the fact that a gun can change hands dozens of times before it's been used to threaten, rob, carjack or shoot someone, but it needs to be destroyed.

    Why not just burn the people who commit the crime?
  16. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known Member

    So, by Mayor Jackson's reasoning the murder rate in Cleveland would have been 3,800 per year without the gun burnings.

    I'm sure the early churches felt the same way about witch and heretic burnings.

  17. lance22

    lance22 Well-Known Member

    19,000 Civilian Guns Burned, 19,000 Goverment Guns Made

    The goverment will always make sure it is well armed. The slave minded liberals, who see themselves as wards of the state, will happily surrender whatever recourse they have to opression. :fire:
  18. Thefabulousfink

    Thefabulousfink Well-Known Member

    Around my neck O' the woods, we learned a long time ago that wood or coal burns a lot better and keeps you warmer than burning steel. I though that you city-folk back East were supposed to be educated:neener:
  19. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    I wonder where that steel will end up, hopefully the steel will go into a DDX or something similar, but most likely it will end up as some trinket :rolleyes:
  20. xMetal

    xMetal Well-Known Member

    More likely that they'll end up as steel beams in the construction of more section 8 housing...

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