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PA:Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem ^ | 7 February, 2013 | NA

Posted on 02/17/2013 6:46:09 AM PST by marktwain


A gun buyback program in Bensalem Township was met with some competition.

People lined up to turn in their unwanted weapons Wednesday night.

Township officials offered between $50 and $200 for each weapon. They say they hope the buyback will reduce gun violence in the township.

Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; buyback; guncontrol; pa; secondamendment; turnin
Another group assisting a turn in event. They should have been invited inside, it would have been more comfortable, it would have stretched the turn in budget, and given those who did not know the value of their property a better deal. The firearms would be taken "off the streets" and into responsible hands.

Video of a smiling gun buyer at the site.

1 posted on 02/17/2013 6:46:15 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

What’s the law in PA? Can you simply walk into a gun shop and buy what you want?

2 posted on 02/17/2013 6:59:10 AM PST by wny
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To: wny

Yes. Provided you have no disability to possess/own and the cash, most definitely yes.

The PSP runs its own “instant” background check that every buyer has to pass prior to purchasing from a dealer.

Private sales F-T-F between Pa residents require no such check.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 7:11:45 AM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: wny

Why of course you can buy anything you want. Just like at gun shows(except in Harrisburg.). Anybody can sell anything with no checks of any kind. NOT! Private sales are just that. PRIVATE. Gun shops and shows must follow the same background checks regardless.

Read somewhere that firearms sales are up like 91% since hussein’s first immaculation. So, some really simple comparative/statistical math would seem to indicate that with that many newly acquired firearms, the incidence of mass shooting should be way bigger than it is. But, even the FBI/DOJ stats show a decline in crime. How could difi be wrong on this issue? Uh, because she’s an idiot?! Of course that might be disrespectful to idiots.

4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:51:10 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean
Private sales F-T-F between Pa residents require no such check.

As is the case in most states.

Here in Colorado, all gun show sales are already required to be subject to background checks, so there is no "gun show loophole".

Notice that the language has changed now, though. It's no longer the "gun show loophole", it's the "background check loophole".

ALL private sales are in the cross-hairs.

Full registration being the goal (for starters).

5 posted on 02/17/2013 10:43:19 AM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Washi

Yeah, well, apparently not so in CentralCal. You try that in someplace like say, San Jose or Santa Clara, not only will the cops come over and harass you for Driver’s Licence, Registration, Proof Of Insurance (”You drove here, didn’t you? Show it. Came on the bus? Did anyone see you get on or off it to verify?”), other Photo ID, Firearms Dealer’s Certificate, and a Concealed Carry Permit to name just a few, if you give them any attitude then they threaten to arrest you “on suspicion of being a drug dealer”. Really.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:42:40 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer; All

You are correct. California has outlawed private sales. Sales must be done through a state approved agent (FFL).

That is the system the Democrats and Barrack are trying to impose on the whole nation.

7 posted on 02/18/2013 6:55:43 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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