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  • British Police: Two Week Conditional Amnesty for Gun Turn In

    11/24/2017 6:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Crime involving guns is on the rise in England and Wales. There has been a 27 percent increase through June of 2017, compared to the previous year, according to the BBC. The response of the British police has been to declare a two week “gun surrender” that is a sort of amnesty to turn in illegally owned guns.People are assured that they will “not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime.”  It does not sound reassuring to me, but the British are known to be extremely law abiding and trusting of their...
  • CT: Hartford Turn-In Event 28 October, 2017, Profit Center

    11/04/2017 5:11:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Hartford Connecticut had a gun turn in event on Saturday, 28 October, 2017. They have been using the Orwellian term “buy back”. You cannot buy back something you never owned to begin with. Hartford has been holding these events every few months. Gun turn-in events have become scarce in most states as private purchasers turned the affairs into impromptu gun shows. They are hanging on in those states where private sales are banned. A sale is not private if the government requires the sale to be conducted through a government agent, and to be recorded.Second Amendment supporters have another...
  • York, Pa Gun Turn-in “BuyBack” Event Nets 36 Guns

    11/03/2017 5:39:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 October, 2017, for two hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there was a gun turn in event in York, Pennsylvania. It did not attract many people. It has been reported that 36 guns were turned in.From ydr.com:“I have no use for it and I just wanted to get rid of it,” he said of the Ruger. Plus, he said, he has two grandchildren and figured turning in the gun was the best way to eliminate any chance they could access the pistol. That handgun was one of 36 guns York City Police collected over a two-hour...
  • PA: Cheap Gun Opportunity in York, 27 October, 2017

    10/28/2017 4:47:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun turn in event in York, Pennsylvania delivers an opportunity for brave Second Amendment activists to obtain some nice guns for little money. Their actions would also create a media event to protect Second Amendment Rights.The event will be held at Fire Station #5, 833 East Market Street, on the 27th of October. The only time given is 6 p.m.From yorkcity.org: The City of York and The York County District Attorney’s Office will hold a Gun Buy Back in the City of York on Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00pm, located at York City Fire Department, Station #5 –...
  • Private Buyers Compete with Police for Choice Guns at Cleveland "buyback"

    12/16/2016 3:40:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns turned in at the Cleveland "buy back" in 2016. Cleveland is going against the trend on gun "buy backs". They are having one every year, whether they do any good or not. In 2016, they had one on the 4th of December. Very little notice was given. At least one Second Amendment support group, Ohioans for Concealed Carry, predicted a low turn out for the event. From cleveland.com: Jeff Garvas, founder of the group, said the short notice for the Sunday event may not motivate people to exchange their weapons for gift card incentives. The Ohioans for Concealed...
  • Cheap gun/profit Opportunity in Cleveland, 4 December 2016

    11/30/2016 6:56:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, 4 December,  2016.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. Private sales of firearms in Ohio are legal, and Cleveland cannot override state law.  The location has changed from 2014. That year, the location was on Payne Avenue. This year it will be on Chester Avenue.  From patch.com: CLEVELAND, OH — Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce that the 2016 City of Cleveland...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...
  • MI: Private Buyers Rescue Guns at Detroit “Buy Back”

    06/21/2016 4:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On  Saturday, 11 June 2016, the Wayne County Sheriff and anti-Second Amendment activists held a gun turn in event at the Mathis Community Center.  The turn in was hyped by numerous local news media, providing free publicity for the event.  But the actual coverage of the event was remarkably free of any mention of the numerous private buyers who competed with the “buy back” organizers for the firearms that were brought to the event. Photo Gallery of Detroit Gun Turn in Event with Private Buyers It may not have been hard to compete.  The gun turn in organizers only offered...
  • GA County Has Trouble Organizing Gun “buy back”

    06/18/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to organize a gun turn in event in Atlanta, Georgia.  They hope to raise $100,000 to fund the event.  Two years ago, $40,000 was raised for a turn in event that brought in about a thousand firearms.  That event had competition from private buyers, who got some good deals.There is a gofundme link for the event at the Sheriff Department website, but the link is not working. A correspondent says that the site raised $130 before it was closed.  At the Sheriff Department site, Sheriff Ted Jackson states his support for the...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity: Detroit 11 June “buy back”

    06/08/2016 7:16:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday, 11 June,  2016.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Mathis Community Center, 19300 Greenfield Road, Detroit.The event is scheduled to run from 10 am until the gift card supply runs out. People often turn up early at these events.  At other turn-in events, some excellent buys were made after the gift cards ran out. The incentive for the gun turn in is a...
  • Brockton, Massachusetts “buy back” a Bust

    06/07/2016 6:14:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Brockton Massachusetts held their first gun turn in or “buy back” in 22 years on 21 May, 2016. “Buy Back” is a propaganda term; the guns were never owned by the people who are buying them. The event was advertised as accepting guns anonymously, no questions asked. This seems to violate Massachusetts law. There may be an exemption for police.  Police will be present; it is unlikely that they would enforce the law against themselves, even if there is no exemption.  From wcvb.com: In exchange for each gun turned in, a $200 gift card to Vicente’s grocery store will...
  • WI: Madison Gun Turn in "Buy Back" gets One Gun

    05/16/2016 3:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
      Madison, Wisconsin had a gun turn in event last weekend.  This type of event is also known as a gun "buy back", which is a propaganda term designed to get people used to the theory that all guns (property) belongs to the government, and that anything the government takes, it is simple taking "back".  The guns at these event, in 99.9% of the cases, never belonged to the government.  This event turned out to be a bust.  Only one gun appears to have been turned in.  Statistically, in Wisconsin, it was likely a broken single shot shotgun or...
  • NJ: Bill to Fund Gun Turn in Events "buy backs" Bucks Trend

    03/31/2016 7:07:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn in events have been losing steam for several years.  Academics agree that they are ineffective; activists agree that in most states, they end up as advertisements for gun ownership.  Only in states such as New Jersey, where private sales are highly regulated, are they contemplated with much enthusiasm by disarmists.  But, New Jersey does make private sales more difficult than most states; and they are contemplating state financed gun turn in events.  From bergendispatch.com: Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John F. McKeon, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly that would create a statewide gun buyback program in...
  • VA: Program Offers $250 Reward for tips on Illegally Possessed Guns

    03/21/2016 7:54:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Richmond Police Department is trying an innovative approach to reduce violent crime.  Because the policy targets people who are not allowed to own guns, it might have positive effects.  David Kennedy has shown that most murders are committed by a very small group of violent individuals, usually associated with gangs and/or drug trafficking.  Identifying and focusing on those individuals has been shown to drastically reduce the murder rate.  One of the methods used to do this is to encourage people to turn in violent felons who illegally possess firearms.  Richmond Virginia has decided to run with this idea....
  • AG rules no demolition if terrorist's family turns them in

    02/23/2016 2:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has not been on the post long, but already has determined that the policy of demolishing the homes of murderous Arab terrorists should be done away with in cases where the families of the terrorist hand them over. Mandelblit's decision comes with the goal of passing a message that the demolition is not a punishment but rather a deterrent step, as determined by the courts on numerous occasions, reports Channel 2 on Tuesday night. According to the report, due to Mandelblit's decision the planned wave of demolitions of terrorists' homes on Monday night did not include...
  • Gun 'buyback' Transfers Guns to Legal Market, uses Funds to get more Guns 'off the streets'

    02/11/2016 5:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Photo courtesy of Charles Tassell I have often written that gun turn in programs, also known by the propaganda term 'gun buy back' (you cannot 'buy back' a gun you never owned), would benefit by including private buyers so that more guns could be purchased from people who do not want them, and the proceeds recycled into more gun turn ins. The program would then be self sustaining and perpetual, serving to give people who do not want guns an easy way to legally dispose of them, while saving valuable resources and directing the guns into the legal market. ...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity: Clearwater Florida, 12 December, 2015

    11/30/2015 6:17:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 12 December, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.  Clearwater is in Pinellas County.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex parking lot, 2450 Drew St. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. From suncoastnews.com: This will be the Clearwater Police Department’s first buyback event since June 2011, when it collected 189 guns. Hall said officers plan to buy about $10,000 worth...
  • AL: Selma Gun Turn "buy back" in a Success for Private Buyers, Open Carry

    11/18/2015 2:48:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small gun turn in event was held on 7 November, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.  These events have been characterized by the propaganda term "buy back", but as the organizers never owned the guns in the first place, they cannot be "bought back".  The events have become less popular in recent years as private buyers have arranged to offer more for the more valuable guns taken to these events.  That was the case in Selma.  Robert W. Kennedy, Jr. was a private buyer at the Selma event, and commented on it.   From selmatimesjournal.com: My name is Robert W....
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity at Selma, Alabama “buy back”

    11/02/2015 6:18:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday, 7 November,  2015.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback”, the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The turn in event will be at 2013 Clinton Ave, at the Macedonia Apostolic Church.The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11:59 both at the same source.   People often turn up early at these events.  Those that show up early get the deals or the incentives.  These events often...
  • Propaganda the Reason for Gun Turn In (buy back) Event

    10/24/2015 6:45:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written that the primary purpose of gun turn in events has been political theater designed to teach the lesson that guns are bad and should be turned in to the police.  A number of academics have done studies that show that gun turn in programs are ineffective in decreasing crime.  Even the “progressive” economics author of “Freakonomics” says that they are counter-productive for actually decreasing crime.   From the “Freakonomics” web site: When it comes to gun buybacks, both the theory and the data could not be clearer in showing that they don’t work. The only guns...