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A BEST BUY in Chicagoland: Selling (s)crap metal at a gun turn in

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Templar223, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Bullseye57

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    Someone should forward these links to someone like Neal Boortz, I'll bet he'd get a lot of mileage out of a story like this. The free publicity would definitely help the 2A movement and point out the folly of gun buy-back programs. The irony here alone is worth the time I spent reading the whole story.

    Thanks for the good read. Very well done!

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  2. Templar223

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    Good idea Bullseye.

    Done.

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  3. Bullseye57

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    Templar,

    You may also want to email them with your contact information, they may want to verify the particulars of this story before they run with it. If you don't want them to say your name, they won't, but at least they'll have a verifiable source to prove the story is real and not a hoax. I'll bet he will say something, he loves to point out the folly of liberal gun grabbers and their grandiose beliefs.

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  4. scout26

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    Not just Neil, but Rush and especially G. Gordon would definitely get a big kick out your story.
     
  5. mordechaianiliewicz

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    Just found this thread, and all I can say is, I applaud you. If you're ever in the KC Metro area or know you will be, give a pm, and I'll get you a beer someplace.

    PS

    Please tell me you spread this story far and wide.
     
  6. 230RN
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    Hey, wait a minute! Don't let those jerks know what was done here!

    H3ll, I've been dancing from foot to foot for a couple of years waiting for one of those scrap metal deals to come to Denver again!
     
  7. Zoogster

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    Wait a minute. Isn't possession of a handgun in Chicago illegal? Wouldn't going to Chicago with handguns to turn them in be illegal?

    What is the statute of limitations on prosecuting you for violating that?

    Perhaps talking about it is not such a good idea.

    Otherwise I applaud the action taken.
     
  8. Don Gwinn

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    Possessing them is illegal, but the buyback is "no questions asked." I imagine that if you could show a judge that you also possessed maps to buyback locations along with buyback posters, you could introduce the question of whether anyone else who turned in handguns got arrested.

    I have no idea whether that would work, I suppose, but it worked in the Vana Haggerty case when she was charged with violating an obscure law that hadn't been enforced in years, if ever.
     
  9. Crimper-D

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    :evil:I LOVE Irony!:cool:
     
  10. Hatchett

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    The sad part is is that Chicago antis probably think paying $100 of the taxpayer's money for a POS gun that doesn't work is money well spent. Spending isn't an issue for them,as long as they further their agenda.
     
  11. Templar223

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    Anyone hear if Chicago will hold another "Best Buy" soon?

    John
     
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    As a fellow resident of the Peoples Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinoiz, I think this is the greatest thing I've ever heard. How fellow gun owners can possibly think this was a bad idea is completely lost on me. Simply brilliant.

    You'll never stop the do-gooders. Even if tomorrow, God waved a magic wand over our nanny-state, and gave us the same firearms rights that our brothers in, say, Tennessee, enjoy, the Pflegers and the Jacksons and the Daleys would still push these stupid programs.

    Templer, I enjoyed reading your signs along the Interstate heading south earlier this year. Keep fighting the good fight.

    "Illegitmous non carborundum." "Don't let the bastards grind you down." I think it was General Joseph Stillwell who said that. But I could be wrong.
     
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  13. RedLion

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    Good Job Templar! And another A+ for giving the money to a program for the kids and our future!

    and to anyone who thinks he gave up his guns and rights to Daly, you can take my junk guns for me for a nominal fee.....
     
  14. paintballdude902

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    where did the firearms come from? where they old klunkers friends, family, and members had ?
     
  15. tdowell

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    Someone needs to create a sticky that lists where all the "Gun buy back"'s are. Plenty of people who'd like to do the same, unload a bunch of junk. Moderator, can you set one up so anyone can post where these events are taking place??

    I found 1 already, too far for me, but someone may benefit.

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  16. Cactus Jack Arizona

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    I have to admit, I was initially horrified that someone would post on a pro-gun forum, bragging about turning in guns at a gun buy back. :eek: However, upon furthering the read, I realized where the OP was going.

    I congratulate the OP for his punking of Daley and the rest of the mis-guided but foolish anti-gun people. The proceeds were used properly for a terrific cause. I applaud you. :) They probably didn't even give any thought about the quality of the firearms you were turning in, at least during your first stop.

    However, the second stop is where mistakes were made. You gave them worthless junk and they gave you several $100 gift cards. Even though this was supposedly a no-questions-asked program, you aroused their suspicion by the number of old worn out junk. This would be your first mistake. If they are tracking the card's numbers to see where they are being used, they will see that some of their cards went to purchasing more guns and ammo. Second mistake. Lastly, you let them take your picture. This will most certainly be used at the next gun buy back to see if you return next time with more junk.

    Solutions, going backwards;
    1) Don't pose for anymore pictures.
    2) Don't use the cards for buying guns and/or ammo. You said this was your gun club? Next time try auctioning the cards off when you have your next gun club meeting........say, $50 a raffle ticket for a $100 gift card. If you have more than a handful of members, you would end up with far more to donate.
    3) What is junk? One man's junk is another man's treasure. I know, I just used a cliche......too bad. :scrutiny: Seriously and better yet, instead of empowering those jerks to hold more GBB's, try listing what you have here. I'm sure if you let people know what the proceeds are for, they would generously open their wallets, even if times are a bit difficult.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are always alternatives to Gun Buy Back programs. ;)
     
  17. JoeShmoe

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    Personally I like the idea of using dirty tricks to sandbag the gun grabbers operations. The fact that the money was used for a good cause, is icing on the cake.
     
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