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HAHAHA!!! Group uses "Gun Buyback Program" proceeds to buy more guns HAHA..

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by GlockinNJ, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. GlockinNJ


    Apr 24, 2011
    (sorry if this is a repost - first I've heard of it)...

    Group Turns in Broken Guns to “Gun Buyback” Program, Raises Money for NRA Youth Shooting Camp

    Eugene Volokh • July 2, 2012 8:17 am

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
    The city collected 5,500 guns last Saturday in the annual buyback. The city gave out $100 MasterCard gift cards for each gun and $10 cards for BB guns and replicas.
    Sixty of the guns and several BB guns were turned in by the Champaign-based Guns Save Life [yielding $6,240]…. Most of the money will go toward buying ammunition for an NRA youth camp in Bloomington. The rest will pay for four bolt-action rifles that will be given away to campers.
    “This was rusty, non-firing junk that we turned in,” Boch said. “We are redirecting funds from people who would work against the private ownership of firearms to help introduce the next generation to shooting safely and responsibly.”
    A police spokeswoman disapproved: “We host the gun turn-in event on an annual basis to encourage residents to turn in their guns so we can take guns off the street and it’s unfortunate that this group is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities[.]” I should think that using the money for lawful training — including important safety training — is hard to describe as “abuse.” And if the police department’s objection is that it wanted to pay $100 for valuable working weapons that were worth more than $100, rather than for rusty junk that is worth less than $100, I think the department needs a bit of economics training.
  2. Lior


    Jul 23, 2004
    Substitute "police" for "redcoat" and "department" for "crown" and this article could have been written in 1776.

  3. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    Great way to get funds for the NRA youth camp!!!:rofl::rofl:
  4. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    A news story hasn't made me grin this big in a long time

    GlockinNJ got it right about the spokeswoman for the PD. It really isn't about safety or they would support a training program.
  5. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    What a great way to stick it to that cretin, Rahm Emanuel.

    Rotten, despicable Chicago, using $500,000+ of tax payer's money for that buyback which, like the others, will do nothing to reduce crime. People just turn in crap guns they don't want or are completely inoperable.

    Are they really delusional enough to think that the gangbangers will turn in any good firearms? Get real. Don
  6. smokin762


    Apr 19, 2009
    I like it. I have heard of people buying junk guns at Gun Shows and turning them in for a profit. :supergrin:
  7. A friend in Bristol Pa just turned in 2 Bryco Jennings 380's. One he squeezed the slide when he laid his bike down and landed on his ass (carried in his back pocket). The other would stovepipe if he had more than 5 in the mag. They gave him $200. in supermarket vouchers. I would say he did darn good.