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Help make gun turn-ins (buybacks) effective
Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:57:25 AM PST by marktwain

You can help take valuable guns like these off the street.

Across the country, communities, police departments and churches are sponsoring gun turn-ins to get "guns off the street". At many of these events, private buyers are showing up, offering cash for the more valuable guns. These private additions to the public turn-in are effective, no doubt, in getting more guns off the street, because they add to the resources that are available to those who want to get rid of guns for something of value, be it a grocery card or a number of twenty dollar bills. These private efforts are often hampered by lack of parking space, intimidation by police officers, and ignorance of the people turning in the guns, as many fear the transaction might be illegal.

You can help make the turn-in in your area more effective! When one is announced, simply let those running the event know that you are willing to help. Instead of standing on the curve with your "Cash for Guns" sign, offer to stand with the police inside the event, and be willing to offer more than the gift card for firearms that are more valuable. It would be best if numerous private parties were available, as more good guns could then be transferred into responsible hands.

This action serves many useful purposes. It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be taken off the street. It helps keep fearful widows from being defrauded of most of the market value of the gun they are turning in. It prevents valuable assets from being destroyed by bureaucratic inflexibility. It is a win-win-win situation.

Be sure to make the offer in a public way. It would be good if a letter with the offer were published on the web and in the local paper. It is hard for me to see how this offer could be turned down in good faith.

Please let us know the results of this approach.

Dean Weingarten

©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; buyback; guncontrol; privatesales; secondamendment; turnin
These sorts of firearms are routinely turned in at police and church sponsored events. I see a Glock on the left side. Can anyone identify any of the other firearms?
1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:57:29 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Bottom one looks like an H&R 12 gauge single shot. I’d like to have that one to cut down and trash out.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:51 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain

FN FAL rifle.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:25 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: MHGinTN

My eyes aren’t so good anymore, so it could be a SxS in 410 or 20 gauge.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:55 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain

Given the scale of private ownership of firearms in America, these gub’mnt sponsored events are essentially meaningless.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:59 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: marktwain

Browning semi-auto .22 on top

A pump Remington .22 next to bottom.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:01 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Perdogg

Looks more like the CTME copy in .308


7 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:14 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain

If we have one I plan to take some green and do a little shopping.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 7:04:52 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: marktwain

That little .22 Browning is a highly collectable item.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 7:06:12 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MHGinTN

The bottom one looks like Charles Daly 20ga 26inch barrels double triggers made in japan.

The rest look like junk not decent double rifle among them.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 7:07:16 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

I just magnified it. Does look like a SxS 20 gauge. Make a nice cut-down home defense shotty if it has ejectors.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 7:12:59 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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12 posted on 02/11/2013 7:13:08 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: marktwain

Would such activity be found to be an ad hoc gunshow and make background checks required?


13 posted on 02/11/2013 7:16:01 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: marktwain

Leftists are always talking about using buy-backs to remove unwanted guns from the homes of people no longer interested in keeping them.

Isn’t tht the entire purpose of gun shows? Every gun show should start billing itself as a gun buy back program.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 7:19:26 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: marktwain

I can’t find the article but I saw something recently where gun rights supporters stationed themselves across the street from a buy back event and offered cash to buy guns from the people waiting in line.

Chicago gun buyback unknowingly raises money for NRA kids’ gun camp
By Isolde Raftery, msnbc.com

Chicago’s firearm buyback program, titled “Don’t kill a dream, save a life,” aims to get dangerous weapons off the street. But a pro-gun rights group gleefully says it used the program to turn in “non-firing junk” to raise money for a National Rifle Association youth shooting camp.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 7:38:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Seattle Gun BuyBack Gets JACKED! Turns Into a Damn Gun Show! LOL

Posted by Ed Brown on Jan 27, 2013 in Featured, LOL

cash-for-gunsPolice officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5, and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks. Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.

Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.

People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

John Diaz, Seattles Police Chief, wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background checks, and some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in circulation.”

http://dcxposed.com/2013/01/27/seattle-gun-buyback-gets-jacked-turns-into-a-damn-gun-show-lol/


16 posted on 02/11/2013 7:42:50 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: MHGinTN
Looks more like the CTME copy in .308

Nah, the charging handle position is too far to the rear. That's an FN-FAL, most likely an Austrian Stg-58 clone.

17 posted on 02/11/2013 7:45:42 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SampleMan
Considering the shooting skills of LAPD cops they should have turned in their assault weapons for groceries before they riddled innocent civilians and neighborhoods with bullets last week.

LA Gun Buyback 2012: Wednesday Offers Angelenos Grocery Gift Cards For Guns (VIDEO)

Posted: 12/26/2012 12:54 pm EST | Updated: 12/26/2012 8:16 pm EST

The city's fourth annual buyback is taking place Wednesday at both the Los Angeles Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gun owners will be able to turn in their firearms and ammunition with no questions asked. In exchange, they will receive a grocery gift card for amounts based on the value of the gun. Handguns, rifles and shotguns will get up to $100, and assault weapons will get up to $200.

18 posted on 02/11/2013 7:56:49 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Would such activity be found to be an ad hoc gunshow and make background checks required?

Only if you are mis-informed about the law. There is no "magic" thing about gun shows and the so-called "gun show loophole" does not exist except in the minds of the uninformed.

Sales by gun dealers always require background checks while sales between private parties do not. The "loophole" is that most gun shows allow private sellers to set up a table to sell their private collection. Since those sales are between private parties, there are no background checks required. This is no different that if you were to sell your shotgun to your next door neighbor.

Actually, you would be perfectly in your rights to set up a gun show where all sellers were private parties. All sales would therefore be between private sellers and buyers and thus, no background checks would be needed. The only exception would be that the private sellers must live in the same state.

19 posted on 02/11/2013 8:03:26 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: marktwain

The top one is a St. Browning design Remington semi-auto .22 often used in arcades, I’ve got one from 1927. The pump gun w/ scope is a Rem 760, my grandfather (late) has one chambered in 30-06. The double barrel shotgun looks like either a Fox or Baker (American makers)


20 posted on 02/11/2013 9:00:22 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

If I’m not mistaken, California gun laws require that private sales must be done through a licensed dealer. Many states obviously don’t have that requirement.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 9:19:46 AM PST by Bob
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To: Axenolith

Naw thats not 760 its a Remington model 572 22RF with a tubluar mag. Even looks like the muzzle may be treaded.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 9:26:10 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Charles Martel
Nope I think it is a R1A1 sporter by CAI the alum chargeing handle is a dead given away.

One those made to meet the 94 gun band. No flash hider no bayonet lug.

23 posted on 02/11/2013 9:32:12 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

One should never turn in a working firearm. The police love nothing better than to show them off like they were captured trophies from an enemy.

Captured guns were always proof of victory, that is why armies of the past went to great pains to destroy equipment left behind.

Several years ago there was an “Indian uprising” in Canada. After peace was negotiated, the Indians piled their AK-47s up and burned them so the Canadian authorities could not parade them before the public as a victory over the Indians.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 9:34:01 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Bob
California gun laws require that private sales must be done through a licensed dealer. Many states obviously don’t have that requirement.

Not sure about the law but people should be very careful buying guns under these conditions.

These “buy-back” programs are a no questions asked kind of thing. The only reason someone would turn in a $1,800 FN-FAL for 125 bucks is because it is STOLEN and they know it.

I wounder how many of these guns are checked out to see if they were stolen. I wounder if the authorities are attempting to get any of the guns back to the rightful owners.

In essence what we have going on here is the government is paying criminals to steal our property, “no questions asked”. Truly a master stroke turning burglars into agents of the government. Hey if the government can’t take away your guns legally they can sure pay some criminals to do it for them.

25 posted on 02/11/2013 9:42:22 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper; All

Most of these turn-ins that I have read of claim to check the guns serial numbers to see if they are stolen. Typically, on 1-2 percent of the guns turn up stolen.

As for people turning in guns that are valuable for peanuts, at the last Tucson turn in, a gun owner insisted on turning in a mint Colt Python for $100, even though he was offered several hundred dollars for it.

He wanted to be sure the gun was destroyed.

Sort of a “Potlatch” ritual, I guess.

Many of the people turning in the guns are widows who inherited them and have no idea of their value. At the Lansing turn-in last Saturday, someone turned in a matched pair of pearl handled 1911 type pistols for $100 each.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 10:16:39 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

That SHOULD BE a crime (turning in 1911’s at a buyback).

Any of mine that I haven’t given to my nephews or other relatives at such time as I feel the impending shuffling off of the coil coming will go into “deep future patriot storage”...


27 posted on 02/11/2013 5:45:05 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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