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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

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

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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:
     
  5. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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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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  6. azatrox

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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.
     
  7. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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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.
     
  8. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Like our federal government..................
     
  9. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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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!
     
  10. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

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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.
     
  11. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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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.
     
  12. cowboy1964

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    The fewer guns in the hands of morons the better.
     
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  13. nmstew

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    Hell that's only like two days worth of food stamps.