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Two Cheap Gun Opportunities in North Carolina
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| 1 March, 2014
| Dean Weingarten
Posted on 02/28/2014 7:32:48 PM PST by marktwain
|Guns Turned In at Phoenix Event
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be having two gun turn in events in the next two months. One on Saturday, March 15th, and another at a second location on Saturday, April 12th. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The rewards at this event: $100 for handguns, $75 for shotguns and rifles and $150 for "automatic weapons". There is no limit to how many guns an individual may turn in. The organizers want the guns to be in the trunk of a car or bed of a truck, to only be handled by a police officer.
The March 15 event will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Participants are directed to enter through Gate 5 on Deacon Boulevard. I suspect that private buyers may not be allowed in the Fairgrounds, so they may need to have good signage before gate 5.
The second event, on Saturday, 12 April, will be held at the First Waughtown Baptist Church, 838 Moravia St.
The events will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. They often open a little early and run out of money early. The best time to make deals is when people show up after they have run out of rewards to give out, or when peopel have to wait in line. The event at the fairgrounds may take some ingenuity to work well. People who have a number of inexpensive guns to turn in, should arrive early to make sure that the organizers do not run out of money before they can turn in what they wish to dispose of. People who turn in guns will be required to give their names.
Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/10/28/3800776/georgetown-county-holds-gun-buy.html#storylink=cp.
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/04/2899569/sumter-police-department-offers.html#storylink=cpy
Private sales are legal in North Carolina, as they are in most states. Handgun sales are supposed to require approval by the local Sheriff, but it appears that a permit to purchase is valid for five years.
You might want to read about the Phoenix event to see how things were handled there.
Be prepared for a percentage of people who refuse to talk to anyone but police. All the private buyers that I saw in Phoenix were very polite and let these ideologically driven people turn in their guns for a fraction of what they would be worth on the open market.
Signs are helpful, as are good grooming, cash, and a friendly attitude. Dale Carnegie's advise for dealing with people works very well.
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.
You can help make the turn-in in your area more effective by standing on the curb with your "Cash for Guns" sign, or at a folding table, 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.
It also dispels the pernicious message that guns are bad and should be destroyed.
Local information about the area, and any feedback about the event would be appreciated.
Link to article with numerous examples of private sales at gun turn in events
Link to most recent article about private buyers at Detroit event
Link to Phoenix Article: pictures of private buyers
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Link to Gun Watch
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; banglsit; buyback; dsj; nc; turnin
Best to scout the area in advance.
posted on 02/28/2014 7:32:48 PM PST
Indiana is in the process of banning the use of Public Money to fund gun buybacks and make legal guns available for auction to legal gun brokers.
Also, to allow for guns on school property, if properly stored and out of sight in a vehicle.
The only articles I can find on it are either bedwetting editorials or newsites that want a subscription or I would link to one.
posted on 02/28/2014 7:55:26 PM PST
posted on 02/28/2014 8:02:28 PM PST
(The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
posted on 02/28/2014 8:03:44 PM PST
It’s passed the Senate and House committee and now goes to the entire House to vote on.
posted on 02/28/2014 8:08:22 PM PST
$150 for ‘automatic’ weapons? Hmmm. I went to the ATM and I have $200 burning a hole in my pocket.
posted on 02/28/2014 8:41:05 PM PST
(We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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