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AZ Update: Third location for Phoenix Gun Turn In "buyback" Announced

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dean Weingarten, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    The third location for the gun turn ins to be conducted during the first three Saturdays in May, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona has been announced.

    $100,000 in gift cards will be available, and will be given out as follows:

    $100 for rifles, shotguns, and pistols. $200 for "assault weapons". Magazines will be paid for *only* if they accompany a firearm, so there may be opportunities to pick up some scarce magazines for decent prices. They are offering $10 for magazines that have more than a 10 round and less than a 50 round capability, and only $15 and $25 for magazines that are lager than this, those are expensive. I doubt if they will see any.


    Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1923 E. Broadway Road.

    Betania Presbyterian Church (Predominantly Spanish speaking), 2811 N. 39th Avenue.

    The third location will be Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 North 7th Street.

    Arizona protects private sales with a strong preemption law. Constitutional carry is state law. It is unlikely that there will be any harassment by police officials, but I would recommend bringing a recorder just in case.

    No differentiation among rifles, pistols, and shotguns is mentioned, so black powder guns seem acceptable. I do not know if they will accept homemade hand cannons. Bring cash, dress for the weather, and remember to be on your best behaviour. These events attract media, that is what they are designed to do. Private buyers disrupt the careful image of "gun ownership is bad", and "Guns are bad".

    More details will be coming. A significant media campaign is planned, so details should become very clear as we approach the first Saturday in May.

    Link to official Phoenix PD web page for the "buyback" turn in

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  2. col_temp

    col_temp Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Seattle Metro Area, WA
    Cool, wish i was in AZ.
    May go down to the next one Seattle liberals try to hold. There were some great deals the last time, especially when you can get those older guns that have been passed down a generation or two and no some knowledgeable kid is giving it away to the government!
  3. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Active Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Tulsa , Oklahoma
    That is fantastic that you guys are getting organized to help the police get guns off of the streets.:evil:

    Honest to goodness I couldn't see why LEO would discourage law abiding citizens from purchasing guns at buy back events. They would be going to safety conscious respectable people.
  4. arizona98tj

    arizona98tj Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Nice to see such a clear distinction being kept in regards to that of church and state. All three PD sponsored events are being held on church grounds. I hope they don't mind a smiling gun owning Methodist showing up. ;)
  5. MErl

    MErl Participating Member

    May 18, 2006
    Sorry if it was already covered elsewhere, who is funding this?
  6. TheSaint

    TheSaint Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    The People's Republik Of Kommiefornia
    If I was in that neck of the woods, I'd come with cash in hand and rescue a few.

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