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Manatee County Sheriff's Office holds first gun buyback since 2009
baynews9.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Ashley Jeffery

Posted on 03/09/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by marktwain

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office joined the ranks of other law enforcement agencies across the Bay area and hosted their first gun buyback since 2009.

The sheriff’s office’s 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 Sheriff’s Office paid out approximately $37,950 for a total of 459 firearms, including five assault type weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at baynews9.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; guncontrol; manatee; secondamendment; turnin
No word yet if there were any private buyers at the site. There is a picture with the article. Looks like some decent firearms were turned in.

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?

1 posted on 03/09/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Participating in a gun buy back is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 7:22:57 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Uh, whatca been doin’ with the neighbors wife? LOL!


3 posted on 03/09/2013 7:48:50 PM PST by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Joe Brower

Check this out...


4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:50:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: marktwain

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.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 8:03:00 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
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.

6 posted on 03/09/2013 8:26:24 PM PST by broken_clock (Nuke'm til they glow, then shoot'em in the dark.)
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To: marktwain

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.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 9:17:07 PM PST by lurk
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To: marktwain

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.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 11:06:08 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: marktwain; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
Another worthless gun "buy back".

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.

Florida Freeper


9 posted on 03/10/2013 12:59:09 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: marktwain

it would be great to set up a private gun buyback booth right next to the Sheriff’s office!


10 posted on 03/10/2013 9:12:50 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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