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Gun Buyback in Buffalo, NY May 14

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by bobbo, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Danb1215

    Danb1215 Member

    May 2, 2010
    What the heck was the charge? Obviously there is no such thing as a buying permit in Florida. This is torubling because I just learned of a buyback happening in my area (Tampa Bay area) and I planned on attending with a price guide and explaining to people why virtually any gun is worth more than a $50 applebees gift card.
  2. kimbershot

    kimbershot Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    i have the unique distinction of being front and center in a gun buy back in 1994. my facade and interview actually showed up on the cbs evening news with connie chung.

    the awb was to go into effect and the state of ct and some retailers sponsored a buy back prior to it's implementation. they would pay up to 500. for an assault weapon. well, i had been looking the week before at one of the local gun shops. they were advertising an sks for 100. on the way to work, the announcement came over the radio about the buy back. needless to say, i made a turn to the gun store, bought the gun, brought it directly to the hartford, ct police station and turned the gun in. i walked out with a certificate good for 500.00 worth of groceries at a sponsoring retailer.

    as i exited the station, i was interviewed by the local station. i showed the reporter my retail receipt and the "certificate". please understand, i am a white collar guy. i had a three piece suit and tie with a camel coat vs a red flannel shirt. i was "news"???? 1.5 hours after i turned my assault weapon in, the program was shut down.

    the result of my exploits was noted with high fives from a majority of my friends and acquaintances. i was vilified by the then atty general (richard the fraud u.s. marine blumenthal) now state senator, as a profiteer. i received some hate mail and some editorial negativity.:eek:

    my interview aired that evening on the local stations and the cbs evening news.

    17 years after the fact, i am still getting chuckles from those who remember and i am introduced to others as that guy who shut the program down.:neener:

    bottom line--look up the definition of profiteer. :D
  3. armoredman

    armoredman Elder

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    Sounds like "right place, right time". Good work.
  4. robhof

    robhof Active Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Bowling Green Ky.
    The mayor and some of the pro basketball players were at the event, but the arrests were actually a form of harassment to insure max turnout at the photo op event. The radio station was a local talk radio with a red neck slant and they weren't paying money, but high end sneakers from local sporting goods stores and the visiting pro athletes were signing some of them. None of the individuals arrested filed counter suits so I guess they were detained or threatened and no actual charges filed.

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