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Has anyone tried to derail a buy-back?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Clipper, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. The Deer Hunter

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    Just set up a booth with a big sign:"$100 for your guns" or any denomination like $25 more that the cops have it. Then just tell them their gun is worth more that $50. Or you could just buy one.
     
  2. JP1954

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    We had buy backs here some years ago when the Clinton administartion gave our local cops OUR tax money (grants) for the buyback....I worked it to my advantage....I unloaded two non-op non-salvageable guns for I believe $ 75 each and used the money to buy an operable gun:p:D
     
  3. coat4gun

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    One of the problems with Government funded "buybacks" is that it is really your money they are using to "buyback" the guns. They are using your money and then destroying what they just bought. In my opinion that is wrong.
     
  4. 3fgburner

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    I don't always name guns...

    Or swords, for that matter. However, my Savage .22 semi is named "Buyback". I had a 40-year-old .22 pistol that my father had tried to field-strip while drunk. It was missing a striker spring, and no way to get a replacement (It was Italian). I tried several potential springs, and couldn't get more than 2 rounds out of it.

    The cop that took it in, in exchange for a $100 savings bond, field-stripped it to make sure it was empty. Took one look inside the slide, saw the wreckage, and cracked up laughing. I told the local TV news crew, straight up, that I'd turned in junk and was going to buy a shooter. They didn't show that segment, of course.

    We also had a couple of guys with FFLs working the lines. They scored a few. There were also some vaguely gun-shaped lumps of rust turned in...
     
  5. The Deer Hunter

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    Walk up and down the line with a blue book of gun values book and tell people how much their guns are worth.
     
  6. sojournerhome

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    I like the Blue Book idea.

    But then, if people are stupid enough to sell them back without trying to sell them first...do you want them owning a firearm?
     
  7. Ranger 40

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    With the way things are going they will have a Pit Bull Buy Back program. And who will clean up after that one.:uhoh:
     
  8. armoredman

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    Sean, when was there a buy-from in Tucson? Lived here 40 years, never saw one advertised, had a buddy with a junk US Revolver .32 he's been holding all these years for a buy-from.
    Stop using their terminology, ladies and gentlemen. If we let them frame the debate, we lose. It is never a buy-back, as that presupposes the government owned it from the get go. It's a buy-from, or more appropriately, a criminal empowerment zone, as they get to dispose of crime guns no questions asked, and unaware citizens throw away thier only defense for a pair of Nikes.
     
  9. IA_farmboy

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    I think gun buyouts derail themselves over time. The police find out they are spending good money on bad guns (pieces of junk that are marginal or non-functional), and that the people that bring in these guns are likely to use that money towards a new gun.

    People will realize after the next armed robbery that the buyout did nothing to protect them from such acts. An armed robber is very likely to get more money in one "hit" than they could have gotten by selling the gun... and they still have the gun. Should someone turn in a firearm that was once used in a crime and then that person is charged with a crime (as someone pointed in another thread did happened at least once) is seriously going to put a damper on any future buyouts. Are you absolutely sure your secondhand firearm was not used in a crime and the serial number traced?

    I don't like gun buyouts. It's a waste of MY money since my tax dollars are funding a project that has no hope of achieving its stated goals. It is also done in such a way that infringes on my rights, and I'm not just talking about those rights enumerated in the Second Amendment.
     
  10. kellyj00

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    check out the thread about "A BEST BUY IN CHICAGOLAND" that tells you all you ever wanted to know about buybacks or derailing them.

    I'll stay home, thanks.
     
  11. LotI

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    This one?
     
  12. Kentak

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    If you're going to advertise a "buy-back," you're going to have to buy any gun that is offered, just like the real ones. Otherwise, what's the point? You could be setting yourself up to be shafted if people use it just to get rid of junk. On the other hand, Widow Jones just might bring in that trunk-full of German Lugers and Broomhandle Mausers that her hubby had stashed away in the attic.

    K
     
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