Skip to comments.Manatee County Sheriff's Office holds first gun buyback since 2009
Posted on 03/09/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by marktwain
The Manatee County Sheriffs Office joined the ranks of other law enforcement agencies across the Bay area and hosted their first gun buyback since 2009.
The sheriffs offices goal is to keep unwanted guns off the streets and from being used in a crime.
The last time we did this, back in 09, we actually got 400 guns, said Manatee County PIO Dave Bristow. We hope to get that around that same figure today.
They actually got more than that. The Sheriffs Office paid out approximately $37,950 for a total of 459 firearms, including five assault type weapons.
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The article says: "they used a special law enforcement fund to pay the public." I wonder if they used forfeiture money, and if it was legal?
Participating in a gun buy back is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.
Uh, whatca been doin’ with the neighbors wife? LOL!
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A couple thoughts on gun buybacks...
1) Where’s the money coming from? Are they buying these guns with taxpayer money? If so, that’s wrong. Let them buy them with money from charitable donations or use their own money if they wish. Gun buybacks are hardly what I’d call a legitimate government function.
2) With the millions upon millions of guns sold and owned in the USA, what possible impact could these buybacks have? Seriously. Even if a decade of buybacks took 1 million guns off the street, that’s insignificant compared to the number of guns owned.
I think part of the goal of these "buy back" events are to condition people into accepting the leftist propaganda that these guns really aren't yours and now should be returned to their rightful owners.
It's not the quantity of guns "turned in" that counts to them but the long term conditioning and ultimate acceptance from people that gun rights are merely a privilege.
So, assuming that there are maybe 100,000 guns in the county, 459 is 4/1000th of the total gun inventory. And since no criminals are dull enough to show up at a gun buy back, the actual effect on crime is,...not so much.
At least the Sheriff said that he wanted to get “unwanted” guns off the street so that they couldn’t be used in crimes.
One in three isn’t back for a California law enforcement agency.
Unwanted - great. let them be turned in (or bought)
Off the streets - They weren’t, for the most part, “on the streets”. In houses, safe until criminals did #3
-Committed a crime to get them to “use in a crime”.
At least the Sheriff was trying, very.
On Friday, SNN6, the local propaganda outlet, er, "news station", was jerking itself off on the airwaves, showing pictures of modern, new military-pattern rifles and brand new semiauto pistols, all made of that evil black plastic.
24 hours later, all these feel-good happy-crappers accomplished is what they always 'accomplish': spent a bunch of taxpayer money on a pile of half-nonfunctional junk. If you look at the pic, you'll see what I mean.
Oh, and out of over 450+ firearms "bought back", they got a whole FIVE "assault-type" weapons. Well, BS. If they had, those would be prominently featured in their photographs, and I'm not seeing anything. Because there's nothing there to see, and these charlatans know it.
it would be great to set up a private gun buyback booth right next to the Sheriff’s office!