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Boston gun buybacks announced.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nashmack, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. Nashmack

    Nashmack Member

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    Just found this in today's Boston Globe, you have to resgister to view the article on their website. They're giving out $200 gift cards to Target as the article states, I'm disappointed that it's Target and not Wal Mart, but whatever. I can still use a couple things Target sells.

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ed...s/2006/06/01/gun_buybacks_a_shot_in_the_dark/

    That's the link to the article, you need to register to view it.
     
  2. Goet

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    So, what does a Lorcin or a Jennings run around there?

    You could make a killing off this deal!
     
  3. Nashmack

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    I have a High Standard .22 autoloader, it's got no firing pin but the hammer still falls and therefore is considered functional and worth some money:D
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    Maybe researchers are on to something.

    I can see it now: Anybody want to make a trade? I will give you four $200 Target gift cards for a Glock 17 with two hi-cap mags.
     
  5. Nashmack

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    Hey I bet I could get an unregistered full auto somethingorother down there for 8-10 gift cards:rolleyes:
     
  6. AJAX22

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    I wish they'd let us do a civillian gun buy back program.

    heck I'd pay 50$ a gun all day long,

    I saw some video of a toys for guns program here in LA,

    Thrown on the pile of guns was a beautifull thompson, but they were focusing on the folding stock sks 'assult weapons' that were turned in.

    once a year all guns police have seized are loaded up and taken to Fontana where they're melted down into rebar. :( broke my heart to see that thompson.
     
  7. Nashmack

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    Anyone know if you can sit down the street from the station and offer an appraisal service?
     
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    hmmm, let's see, Mosin Nagant 91/30 = $89.00, trade in for $200.00. I wonder if there is a volume deal.
     
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwww.

    Do you think they'd take BB guns or Airsoft?
     
  10. Nashmack

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    If Target sold the Drozd, that'd be awesome!:eek:
     
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    Do the folks in Boston honestly believe that criminals are going to turn in their guns for $200? :confused: If so - that certainly explains a lot...

    I imagine that the folks turning in guns are old ladies getting rid of firearms the dear departed left behind or folks dumping their trash. I suppose that there's the occasional anti here or there that's seen the light and turns in his $1200 Les Baer :eek: but not many - no not many.
     
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    While the offer to get taxpayer money in such a scheme is interesting, Boston residents would be limited. If we are legal, state law requires us to register with the CHSRB (Criminal Histories Systems Records Board/Bureau (I forget which it's named)) and we're only allowed something like 4 transfers a year.

    So there's no getting rich off this - unless we choose to make illegal transfers, or we purchase something of high value from someone who was going to turn it in for $200 (like buying a SAA at $250, were it available)
     
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    :eek:

    Do you need to be a MA resident to participate? Otherwise yeah, I'm also thinking potmetal = $200 giftcard.

    And I would recommend going to one of the churches, NOT the police stations. Police stations have cameras, likely keep record of them, and MA being MA...well...it wouldn't surprise me if you'd later get in trouble for having illegally carried a weapon or somesuch. I'd not put that kind of backstab past them.

    And don't you need to sign your name on a Target giftcard to use it...?

    Oh, yeah, and:
    They melt down the jennings and other junk. That Thompson is likely safely on some chief or city official's wall.
     
  14. Nashmack

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    Manedwolf, you bring up an excellent point. I'm guessing the precincts also have cameras on the outsides of the buildings too, which means they can run your tag numbers.
     
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    How many times have you read a story of someone who didn't get shot by some punk because his cheap POS gun that some friend of a friend had stolen jammed. All that turn up at these buy backs seem to be unserviceable junk guns with the occasional family heirloom that some senile bliss-ninny widow turned in. So morons pat themselves on the back for paying criminals $200 for fifty year old no-name top break revolvers with out of time cylinders and light hammer strikes (if they aren't rusted shut) :barf: now you can take that money and get a real gun.

    they should rename these occasions crime weapon upgrade programs:neener:
     
  16. EddieCoyle

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    I have five guns I'm thinking of turning in. I paid about $300 for the lot of them.
     
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    Weapon Upgrade Programs! I love it! Now we just need the NRA to campaign it under that name ;D

    So what you're saying is, if we get the community, the police, and the private sector to all get together and burn $50,000 in a big bonfire, it doesn't matter that it's not doing anything about the gun problem, because it's showing "shared responsibility". Actual results need not apply.

    I'd like to meet morons like that guy, so I can laugh at them in person.
     
  18. AJAX22

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    no they actually melt em down here in california.

    They used to take a chop saw to em. I didn't believe it untill I went to a metal salvage yard and pawed my way through two 50 gallon oil drums full of luger bits, python bits, high end over unders etc. spydaco's with the blades chopped off, greasguns, m2's and of course all manner of junk guns.

    still, it was really sad to see the little bits of thousand dollar guns all chopped up.
     
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    Hahahahahahaha.. them do-gooder city folks, having all that extra cash just laying around, nothing to do with it. Not saying anything is just like agreeing.
     
  20. Joe7cri

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    Wow, I hope Bloomberg institutes the same program here in NY. I have a .22 and 12 gauge that I don't shoot anymore, and I've been eyeing a new gun. Figure if I turn in 2 guns, collect $400.00, buy the wife a nice piece of jewelry in Target, then I'm in the clear to buy my gun:D
     
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    Manedwolf said:
    Nope. I've used a bunch.
     
  22. gezzer

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    Collector gun worth more than $200 in that condition more than likley.;)
     
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    Lol seems like your in the same boat im in, got to get her something every time I buy a new gun. Luckily for me this past time it was just a scope for her rifle to make my XD45 purchase ok in her eyes. :neener:
     
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    If that's thinking, I'm a 21-foot-tall multi-millionaire.
     
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    This "buyback" misnomer always grinds me. The city of Boston, the state of Mass, nor the Fed Gov. ever owned the firearms in the first place. From the manufacturer, the gun went to a dealer and finally to the comsumer. None of these Gov entities ever held title. They can not "buyback" something they never owned. And while you guys giggle about how your going to put it over on them with your junk tradeins. Have you considered that you're only screwing yourself? It's your tax dollars they're wasting. Sorry, end of rant. This issue just always grinds me. Ohlar
     
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