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AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Dean Weingarten, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Well-Known Member

    On January 8th, the City of Tucson is creating some political theater to delegitimize armed citizens. These events are described by the irrational term “buy back” when the government never owned the firearms in the first place.

    In Arizona, a courageous former state senator, Frank Antenorei, is turning the tables on the politically correct anti-freedom organizers. Instead of victimizing widows who often turn in valuable property for a pittance, he will be offering cash to those who want to get rid of their guns, but do not know how valuable they are.

    This is perfectly legal in Arizona, just as it is in most of the country. There are only a few states that have draconian laws that forbid private citizens from selling their property to another private citizen. This practice has been protected by federal law in order to prevent the creation of a national database that could be used to confiscate firearms from the people. In effect, gun registration is gun confiscation over the long term.

    Former Senator Antenori tells those who wish to sell their guns, that if they are worth less than the $50 gift card offered by Tucson, he will tell them to take the gift card, but if they are worth more, he will give them cash.

    It sad to see these events that waste police resources and victimize ignorant gun owners in Arizona, a state that leads the way toward restoring the Constitution. It is heartening to see courageous reformers such as former State Senator Antenori step up to the plate and show how rediculous these types of events are.

    Dean Weingarten

  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    How do we expand this to every state?
  3. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Well-Known Member

    Every State may be Difficult, but Most States are Easy

    This has already been done in several states. I have written about five or six. It can often get good local media coverage.

    It does not take much, just make up a sign and stand on public property letting people know that you will buy their guns for cash. It works best if you have some backup. Prepare to be hassled by police. Perfectly legitimate protest/buyups were run off in Connecticut well before the Sandy Hook shooting. Have at least one recorder so that there is no question about what was said. There may be opportunity for a lawsuit later, if the police violate your rights. You also need to be ready for a media interview. You can designate your best media spokesperson if you have one.

    Make sure you know the law, have a copy with you. I think it could even be done in California if you had a cooperative FFL.

    The hard states to do it in are California and Maryland; Hawaii,New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and a couple of others are somewhat in between. Here is a link to the opencarry.org map on private sales:

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  4. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Sounds great. You're right, "buy back" implies they once owned our instruments of freedom. Reminds me of a city police 'buy back' that offered $50 for EVERY firearm turned in. A group turned in hundreds of barely functional crap and raised $6,000+ for a youth shooting camp they sponsored. :)

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