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there's a gun buyback that is paying $300 for a long gun. i assume a basic ruger 10/22 carbine would qualify. my lgs would certainly give me much less if i were to trade it in. no particular memories with the gun. they wouldn't care if it came without magazines. i can then spend that money for a nicer 10/22. hmmmm....
too bad i don't have anything cheaper to trade in. would anybody do a buyback?
 
I have an old Colt Series 80
Mark IV 9mm butchered by a previous
Owner that I paid a smith to make a safe shooter again. No store wants it because they don't trust the modifications. I have been tempted to dispose of it this way but can't bring myself to do it. Just a tiny bit too much gun for that in my opinion but would probably be a prime candidate to be on the table for the evening news photo op over cheap SA revolvers and worn out bolt action hunting rifles.

I just force myself to occasionally shoot it and do little things here and there to make it a more rewarding range gun.
 
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I have an old Colt Series 80
Mark IV 9mm butchered by a previous
Owner that I paid to make a safe shooter again. No store wants it because they don't trust the modifications. I have been tempted to dispose of it this way but can't bring myself to do it. Just a tiny bit too much gun for that in my opinion but would probably be a prime candidate to be on the table for the evening news photo op. I just force myself to occasionally shoot it and do little things here and there to make it a more rewarding range gun.

I’m with you, I wouldn’t be selling the government a functional shooter, either.
 
Any gun owner posting on this site who participates in this garbage is quite simply part of the problem.
i still haven't decided. the new money will go towards a new gun. the lgs sells a new gun , the gun manufacturer gets to sell more of their products. if my lgs will give me $300 for that 10/22 i would trade it in. even non functional firearms are taken in. (accdg to the news) . i am half tempted to look for the cheapest used rifle in my lgs and trade it in for $300( arbitrage) but that might become a straw buy. it's today already so i may not avail of it but if it happens again i want to be ready for it. pistols are $200. i don't have anything that is worth less than that.
 
How can it be a 'buyback' unless the agency had bought it in the first place.
Just asking!
IMO, It is a 'get firearms out of the hands of the public'.
That's all about framing a right as a privilege, granted by the state to be bought back.

Any gun owner posting on this site who participates in this garbage is quite simply part of the problem.
Sometimes.

Somebody selling a junk gun for $300 instead of scrap is taking money away from the program and putting another functioning gun into responsible ownership.

I've heard legends of people who have gamed the system building zip guns for events. I don't know if it's true, but I hope so. That's out-scheming the schemers.
 
Any gun owner posting on this site who participates in this garbage is quite simply part of the problem.
Not if they turn in a couple of junkers and turn that money into a brand new Glock or something else. ;)

Then there was that boy a year or two back who was "printing" functional, single shot plastic guns for basically noting, and turning them in by the dozen and making a killing till they cut him off.
 
Not if they turn in a couple of junkers and turn that money into a brand new Glock or something else. ;)

Then there was that boy a year or two back who was "printing" functional, single shot plastic guns for basically noting, and turning them in by the dozen and making a killing till they cut him off.
In that scenario I object to my tax dollars being used for your profit. In either case it is bad for gun owners.
 
there's a gun buyback that is paying $300 for a long gun. i assume a basic ruger 10/22 carbine would qualify. my lgs would certainly give me much less if i were to trade it in. no particular memories with the gun. they wouldn't care if it came without magazines. i can then spend that money for a nicer 10/22. hmmmm....
too bad i don't have anything cheaper to trade in. would anybody do a buyback?
If you had a gun that was very old and impossible to get parts for and was unsafe, then maybe that would be an option. But other than that, no way Jose.
 
If you had a gun that was very old and impossible to get parts for and was unsafe, then maybe that would be an option. But other than that, no way Jose.
A couple of years back, I had a box of old, rough, nonfunctional, and junker top breaks that Id been given over the years that I would have run right down and gladly took $300 for each. I would have had a nice chunk of change to go out and buy a bunch of new, current guns, ammo, and accessories if I had.

I ended up stripping them all down to a pile of parts, and sold the parts sans frames on eBay for a somewhat decent turn around. Didnt get even close to $300 for each of them though.
 
I mean there's alot of guns out there that cost less than 300. Someone could make some money
 
In that scenario I object to my tax dollars being used for your profit. In either case it is bad for gun owners.
Most of these I have seen are run by police officers on volunteer time, with gift cards donated by a corporation like Walmart. Do you object to your Walmart dollars being used for someone else's profit?
 
No matter how much I stood to profit, I absolutely could not, and would not -- out of principle --, participate in one of these events.

1. It (the "gun buy-back") is a big lie. Too few fully functional weapons are turned in, and the functional types turned in are often old, obsolete, revolvers or single shot guns. No Daniel Defense ARs or SIG P-226 Legions. So the lie is that "killing weapons" are being "taken off the streets."
2. It takes advantage of old people (and poor people) on fixed incomes, i.e., a widow on Social Security who turns in her late husband's firearms for 200 bucks a pop, when she has no clue of actual value or how to properly sell them, and could possibly stand to make hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for often what turn out to be collector's items or classics.
3. It provides a media circus for the anti-gun crowd, to "prove" how willing many impoverished people are to turn in their firearms, and to feed the big lie, that a gun buy-back is saving lives in the community.
4. Benefits of gun buyback programs are absolutely not measurable in any standardized scientific method.
5. It's an inefficient use of taxpayer resources. These programs cost more money to execute than is made up for in results.
6. “Handguns recovered in buyback programs are not the types most commonly linked to firearm homicides and suicides,” (this from a peer-reviewed study of gun buyback programs since the 1970s).

The programs are propaganda for the people who do NOT want firearms in the hands of citizens and do not believe in the RKBA.

You want to participate in one of these programs for personal gain, just don't try to spin it to make us understand.
 
I'd welcome $200 given for my worn out 30 year old Beretta Bobcat.

You can get over $300 for that Bobcat online in almost any condition. I have several and have been offered over $400 to part with one. And exactly how does one "wear out" a Bobcat, anyway? They're pretty durable little 22lr's.
 
Not trying to spin anything, money for junk guns so I can buy new guns, etc, whats to understand? Or am I missing something?

The programs may be propaganda and BS, but at the same time, Im screwing and basically defunding those who want to spread it, and they are funding my gun related stuff. Seems like a win-win to me. :thumbup:
 
You can get over $300 for that Bobcat online in almost any condition. I have several and have been offered over $400 to part with one. And exactly how does one "wear out" a Bobcat, anyway? They're pretty durable little 22lr's.

Shoot it. A lot.

Even with many parts replaced in a repair attempt years ago, the slide doesn’t hold in battery strongly enough to fire off ammo consistently. My Bobcat is effectively a single shot pistol with a high percentage of light strike failures to fire.
 
Any gun owner posting on this site who participates in this garbage is quite simply part of the problem.
Actually, these "buybacks" (a) waste the antigun resources, and (b) channel that money into better guns.

"Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake."

If the antigunners want to bankrupt themselves doing these stupid schemes (paying above market for junk guns), let them. Get rid of your junk guns and with the money, buy better ones.
 
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