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Albuquerque gun turn-in yields MP-40

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by nwilliams, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

  2. Coal Dragger

    Coal Dragger Well-Known Member

    Well at least it will be preserved. Also what do you want to bet APD SWAT is thrilled with their new AI AWM?
  3. dab102999

    dab102999 Well-Known Member

    I hate everything about gun buy backs but isnt there a stipulation that all guns must be destroyed?? So how do you get by with preserving this one??.. and there for how do you keep not so honest police from preserving other ones?????
  4. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    "preserved" has nothing to do with destroyed. That pig in the jar in the science class room was preserved but quite nonfunctional.
  5. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Gun buybacks are idiotic. The only people who benefit in any way from them are the insiders.

    Do you think the guy pictured in the OP is the person who turned in the MP 40, or the guy who'll be taking it home?
  6. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    I hope someone thinks to check the s/n in the NFRTR before doing anything with that gun. If it was registered and just not transferred properly out of someone's estate the ATF may just let it go to someone else on a F4.
  7. NELSONs02

    NELSONs02 Well-Known Member

    I guess this is a good thing since these individuals must have been a bit slow in the head.
  8. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    Buy backs are a great place for criminals to dump murder/robbery weapons and get a sandwich and Coke as they go home, no questions asked.....

    When the KGBATFBI comes for your guns, just tell 'em you gave at the buyback and the anonemus clause part keeps you from telling them.....
  9. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    Another sad aspect of this whole thing is that this wasn't even a gun buy back. The Albuquerque police wasn't offering people any money for these guns, it was simply a gun turn-in.
  10. preachnhunt

    preachnhunt Well-Known Member

    There's an idea! I think I'll host a gun turn in at my house.
  11. f451

    f451 Well-Known Member


    I actually saw the picture of the MP-40 on television and was astounded that the media didn't pick up on this! I figured we would be hearing all about the "machine gun toting nutbar citizens" at any minute from the gun control lobby. But, the anouncer did mention all the "Semi automatic machine guns " they were recieving in the turn in.

  12. jogar80

    jogar80 Well-Known Member

    That actually sounds really scary..... :rolleyes:
  13. kell490

    kell490 Active Member

    When ever I used to see gun buy backs we took the few junk guns down that were broken or not worth fixing when my family owned a pawnshop for years. Last time I took an old RG junk .22 that used to shave the bullet because the cylinder didn't line up with the barrel I got a $100 gift card. One thing I did notice is it would be real easy to get rid of a murder weapon this way. Also lot of stolen guns even if they run them and find they are stolen they don't return them to the owner.
  14. MenaceMan47

    MenaceMan47 Well-Known Member

    IMHO, when gun buybacks are issued after a shooting incident, I can't help but think that it's the government trying to make you feel bad for even OWNING a firearm, and that giving it up is the 'proper' thing to do. That, and they don't even give you close to what the real value of the firearm is. Most people would make more money if they just sold them online, or found someone to do it for them.
  15. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    I know there are got to be more of them out there since they were brought home as war trophies along with Lugers and Walter 38.
  16. palmrose2

    palmrose2 Well-Known Member

    "Gun buybacks are idiotic. The only people who benefit in any way from them are the insiders.

    Do you think the guy pictured in the OP is the person who turned in the MP 40, or the guy who'll be taking it home?"

    About 30 yrs ago I had a semi auto shotgun and scoped Ruger 10/22 confiscated by USA border patrol for no paper work. Coming from Canada. It falls under the stupid things I did in my youth. I filled out the proper forms to get my weapons back, and was informed that the firearms had already been destroyed. I thought that was complete BS. There was just no way that perfectly functioning sporting type firearms were going to be destroyed. I still believe it.
  17. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I sometimes think that more guns have gone on the streets illegally as a result of gun turn-in programs and corrupt police than are bought at those evil gun shows. How do I know? Well, I know of people who bought guns from the trunks of state police officers' cars. The buyers didn't use them in crime, but the cops didn't care as long as they got money for them.

    And if the police confiscate "assault weapons", I can be pretty sure we will see a lot more crime with those guns than ever, courtesy of your local friendly police.

  18. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    I'm crying
  19. Radagast

    Radagast Well-Known Member

    During the 1996 Australian seizure a gentleman turned in two general electric mini guns at Windsor police station, just down the road from RAAF Base Richmond where the helicopter gun ships sat. I've always wondered how high the compensation money was for turning in stolen govt. property under an amnesty.
    In the Northern Territory some 16 grease packed 20mm Hispano Suiza cannon were turned in. The police chief was furious, insisting he would investigate and prosecute. Only problem was the legislation required him to compensate and forget.
    No one asked the obvious question - where were the crated WWII aircraft kits they had been salvaged from. *sigh*
  20. Radagast

    Radagast Well-Known Member

    Jim K:
    There have been several reports in Australia that the AR15 used in the Port Arthur massacre had been turned in to police in the state of Victoria after their police commissioner unilaterally banned registered military semi autos.
    I've no documentary proof of this, although newspapers of the time stated that the serial numbers were 'similar'.

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