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Gun Buyback Programs

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TSAX, May 29, 2012.

  1. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    What are you thoughts, do you think they are a good idea. According to the article "this buyback failed to reach the people it was designed for". The video tells a different story.

    Is the dont ask don't tell a good policy.

    www.guns.com/gun-buyback-programs-8139.html








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  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Short answer IMO it's a joke.
     

  3. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    Depending on what they are paying, I may have a few I'd sell them.

    Make some money and buy a new/good one.
     
  4. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    The gun buy backs I've seen in other stories In the past usually offer like 100 bucks for long guns and 150 for pistols if I remember right.
     
  5. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    They are a great way to get rid of all your Taurus, High Point, and Keltec's. :whistling:
     
  6. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    Their purpose is to get criminals to turn in their guns. Criminals aren't going to sell them that cheap.
     
  7. jeager

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    I thingk it's more like blossoming criminals' Mothers.
    Rather than cash, it's gift cards from whatever establishment wants to feel good about itself.

    I drove by one last Fall and it was a maze of checkpoints and videotaped. They weren't interested in the bolt action .22s
    I had to offer.
     
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    I believe it is a waste of tax payer money.At least the ones around here are.YMMV.tom.
     
  9. IndyGunFreak

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    :agree:

    I'm not even sure if it qualifies as a joke. The only people who turn guns in on these, are people who have old junk guns that don't work, or people who have guns laying around that they don't want anymore.
     
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    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Crooked "community organizers" + leftist government + crooked sheriff = waste of taxpayer funds on ineffective feel-good programs.

    What else would anyone with a lick of sense expect?
     
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    Purely symbolism over substance. Does NOTHING to get criminal's guns off the street, except guns that don't work anyway.
     
  12. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    You could probably get a used High Point for less than they are offering on the "buy back" and make some money off of these clowns.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    I want to see the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Dept. (MPD) start up another gun buy-back.

    I've got an Erma "Luger" in .22lr that I'll turn-in, for the $100.00, they used to offer.
    (Safety's broken. I'd turn it in. . . . "For the children".):supergrin:
     
  14. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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  15. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

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    My take on the 'buy back' of guns is that it is meant for those in the Nanny State that don't know what to do with a gun, or perhaps end up with a family firearm after someone dies. My wife's cousin in Chicago is a perfect example. Her husband died, and he had a pre WWII M&P revolver that I had personally seen. It was a nice gun, in great shape. She called the po-po and TURNED it in:crying:
    I would have been more than willing to pay for the transfer fee and give her some cash.:cool:
    Her attitude is that of a hoplophobe:upeyes::faint:
     
  16. gwalchmai

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    Who would be foolish enough to sell a perfectly good second-tier firearm like a Taurus or KelTec to one of these libtard outfits? For that matter High Points are probably worth more than they're paying.

    So many new gun owners overlook perfectly good firearms due to an ignorant "snob factor". I far prefer an America with low priced firearms available to one where only the rich can afford Glocks, HKs, and S&Ws, because it's all too easy for those forces which oppose us (such as those who sponsor these "buybacks") to demonize "the rich gun owners".
     
  17. Ironbar

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    It's not an opinion, it's a FACT!
     
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    It's worse than a joke, it's the 1st step in outlawing guns. Now they have the names and addresses of the people that turned in the guns. The next step is to go door to door and harass people and require them to turn in their guns. They have already tried this in San Francisco back in the late 70's or early 80's (can't remember the exact years). This is also the same way they started the gun ban in Australia.
     
  19. Goaltender66

    Goaltender66 NRA GoldenEagle

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    They are dumb. Even rhetorically they fail. How can government "buy back" my gun when it didn't sell it to me in the first place?
     
  20. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    The hippie socialists didn't sell me the firearm, so how can they buy it back? :dunno:

    When I lived in St. Louis back in the late 1980s there were 'community organizations' that would hold gun buy back extravaganzas with much fanfare and positive feelings. The gun rights organization I belonged to walked up to the big table full of smiling, caring volunteers and asked to see their Federal Firearms license. They said they didn't need one. We had a handy BATF agent with us that said, yes, they did. :supergrin:

    That slowed the good feelings for a while until they began to collaborate with police departments so they coudl hav elegal transfers.

    Any day you can annoy a hippie socialist is a good day.