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The futility of gun turn-ins

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by glockman66, Jun 16, 2012.


  1. glockman66

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  2. azatrox

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    The news covered one of these turn ins in Chicago or year or two ago
    I saw a guy standing in line to turn in a blue 6" Python! :faint:
     

  3. JBnTX

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    I've always thought of having my own gun buy back.

    Set up a little roadside stand and offer 100.00 dollars for every gun turned in.
     
  4. glockman66

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    If the guns are bought back, no questions asked and then destroyed, can they be used as evidence if the gun had been used in a crime/murder?:rofl::rofl::supergrin::supergrin:
     
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    I had an old H&R single shot 20 ga. Had it for a while, but it stopped working, and the action was riveted closed. It was worth $65 brand new, and the San Antonio police department was offering $80 worth of Disney on Ice tickets for a gun turn in. Hell yeah I turned it in for a profit. I'd probably have been able to fix it today, but that was about 19 years ago, and I know more about how to get into things now.
     
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    I've thought about going to a turn in and walking the line, seeing what people had and then offer more for it.
     
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    A century ago, the term "slumming" meant a well-meaning group going into an area, doing some noble-sounding action that makes them feel good, and then leaving feeling noble while accomplishing NO lasting progress.

    That describes gun buy-backs.
     
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    Like our federal government..................
     
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    There is a difference.

    The "slumming" crowd was usually content to look good for a while and then leave.

    The government crowd was there to build constituencies that would last, and therefore provide continuing votes. So government programs will last forever!
     
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    Easy... "no questions asked" means a safe, legal way to dispose of:

    A) guns that no longer function
    B) guns that have been used in a serious crime and need to be disposed where they will NEVER be found.
     
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    It's a feel good thing for the sheep. It has nothing to do with getting firearms out of the hands of criminals.

    I have wanted to go to a "buyback" ( how do they buy back something they didn't own or sell in the first place?) and when someone cam up with a worthwhile firearm offer them more for it than the PD. In Louisiana that is perfectly legal but I'll bet they'd find a reason to either make me leave or arrest me, so I've always blown it off.
     
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    The fewer guns in the hands of morons the better.
     
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    Hell that's only like two days worth of food stamps.