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Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms 'turn-in' event at Memorial Coliseum(OR) ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Allan Brettman

Posted on 08/19/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by marktwain

David West behaved as a cattle buyer might when a prized bull entered the auction ring.

"One-hundred fifty for the revolver sir!" West shouted. "It's not too late!"

Alas, it was too late because the man with the pearl-handled revolver proceeded to turn over the firearm Saturday afternoon in exchange for a $75 Fred Meyer gift card. He chose that route rather than sell the gun for more money to West or any of a half-dozen men standing on a sidewalk between North Broadway Street and a parking lot north of Memorial Coliseum.

They were among a group of gun buyers who'd staked out periphery positions as a firearms "turn-in" took place inside the parking lot. The Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation conducted the turn-in for four hours. Gun owners could turn in a weapon to foundation volunteers, who were assisted by Portland police with handling the weapons for eventual destruction. In return for each operable gun, owners received the gift card.

"I believe the majority of people would not show up here today," said foundation volunteer Liz Julee, "if they did not want their gun removed from circulation."

But a minority clearly knew that the price point began at about $80 cash to sell their weapons to West or to a handful of other buyers on the sidewalk. The group did not venture into the parking lot to solicit potential sellers, having been instructed by Portland police at last year's event to keep their distance.

West, 22, traveled from Medford. One of his first purchases of the day, a Remington Nylon 66 22-caliber rifle, was for $20. He immediately resold it for $100 to another gun buyer, Darren Campbell of Salem, who recognized the firearm as worth potentially triple what he paid.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; or; turnin
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To: GnL
The moron libs on that Oregon Live site are still arguing the meaning of the 2nd Amendment. Most of them don’t even know that SCOTUS ruled on that a couple years ago.

Well, while the morons are wrong on the merits in this case, just because SCOTUS says something doesn't make it true. Roe is 39 and it's still wrong. Wickard, Casey, Raich, Kelo, and the recent O-Care decision are all wrong. SCOTUS is probably wrong as often as they're right, if not more.

21 posted on 08/19/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: panaxanax
I was dumping some crappy .22’s at a “buy-back” in NY state and an old gal walked in with a perfect condition M-1 in it’s original “U.S.” tan canvas case. The officer told her to take it to a gun shop and not to take less than $500 for it.

Kudos to the officer for not being a hoplophobic drone or accepting the turn-in and keeping it himself. An actual public servant. Hats off.

22 posted on 08/19/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

It did restore my faith in cops. Of course, he was an old-timer and didn’t appear like the new SWAT Team (all ‘civilians’ are the enemy) type.

Seriously, I’d have paid the old gal $500 in a heartbeat. The rifle was pristine WW2 era.

23 posted on 08/19/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: 1010RD
The gods of political correctness are being ground to dust by the gods of the copybook headings.

The Breaking Strain is coming up soon.

24 posted on 08/19/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: marktwain
Central Precinct Sgt. Tim Sessions said the police did not have a problem with the buyers on the sidewalk. "They have a right to buy guns," Sessions said. "That's in the Constitution. So that doesn't bother me a bit." Sessions dismissed the possibility that the sidewalk buyers would then sell to "undesirables. That's not the case. These people know what they're doing, They know the laws. They know they'd lose that right if they did sell to the undesirables." Equally unlikely, said Sessions, who assisted the foundation with its guns buyback for nine years, is the notion that gang members would be among those turning in guns. Perhaps it's a result of being exposed to a disproportionate number of anti-gun cops, but I found the sentiments expressed by this officer to be refreshing and heartening. Good on him. :)
25 posted on 08/19/2012 8:11:37 PM PDT by Lattero
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To: marktwain

Nice to see the free market at work. Yeah.

26 posted on 08/23/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: marktwain


27 posted on 08/29/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: marktwain

They detest us, yet WE are the haters! From a site I visited with details on the story, a lib talking to himself and my reply.

Alan to Alan says:
January 29, 2013 at 7:55 am

Alan, why do you argue with the haters?
Because you cannot help yourself is not a good excuse.
You see, Alan, they will learn their own lessons, on their own time.
You’re right, Alan, best to serve the world by sticking to positive news and calling out the filth when I see it.
Correct, Alan, but not becoming it at the same time.
Good point!


JimRed says:
January 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

To which haters are you referring? To those who hate the direction in which our soon-to-be-former-republic-if-we’re-not vigilant is being taken by acolytes of Marx, Cloward/Piven and Soros? Those who hate the fact that there are many who would refuse to execute the guilty for horrendous crimes but insist that the innocent may be slaughtered for the “crime” of being inconvenient? Those who hate having hard-earned money taken from their pockets and “redistributed” to others who have done nothing to earn it, and who will do nothing to improve their own lot in life except vote “D” for more free stuff? Maybe those who hate the fact that much of our media distorts or refuses to cover stories that will reflect badly on a particular political party or upon a protected demographic, truth be damned?

28 posted on 01/29/2013 11:14:27 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Very nice!

29 posted on 01/29/2013 11:21:03 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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