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thepunisher
01-08-2013, 7:21 PM
After seeing the all the images of the guns turned in, I have seen some great examples of C&R firearms end up on those tables.

I'm thinking we get together and fund a "Good Home buy back program",
to get those C&R guns off the street.

It's for the children....:D

Breadfan
01-08-2013, 7:23 PM
I'm In:D

deac777
01-09-2013, 3:45 PM
Oakland had a gun buy back day a few weeks ago. The police were "showing off" an excellent condition SKS that someone turned in. I almost started to cry.

thepunisher
01-09-2013, 6:31 PM
That is what I'm talking about, I saw a M1 Garand turned in in LA. It was probably a part of someone's collection that was pasted down to someone who did not deserve it.

Bobby Ricigliano
01-09-2013, 6:52 PM
Yes these pictures make me physically sick. I saw a buyback picture where a panel truck was filled with guns. I saw at least 4-5 all original looking SKS on the scrap heap.

These weapons survived wars, soldier neglect on the battlefield, export and import halfway around the world, just to get thrown in a trashpile by idiot people participating in an idiot program. What a sickening waste.

metalliman545
01-10-2013, 8:37 AM
Is it illegal to set up maybe a table or a uhaul truck to buy these C&R rifles for like 100+ more then the what the PD is paying? I've always wanted to do this. Cash speaks louder than giftcards.

Low Light
01-10-2013, 9:23 AM
Is it illegal to set up maybe a table or a uhaul truck to buy these C&R rifles for like 100+ more then the what the PD is paying? I've always wanted to do this. Cash speaks louder than giftcards.

Makes me wonder which way a referendum telling them to give law-abiding C&R collectors (FFL03 holders only, maybe?) first crack at "buying back" whatever they buy-back, would go.

cannibal
01-10-2013, 9:59 AM
Citizen funded safe street initiative!
I could see local law enforcement frowning upon it, but it sounds legal. I'd tell local law that you would pass on the serials to make sure none are stolen and all non C&R would get passed on to them or make other purchasing arrangements with the person bringing in the gun.

MaHoTex
01-10-2013, 10:10 AM
Citizen funded safe street initiative!
I could see local law enforcement frowning upon it, but it sounds legal. I'd tell local law that you would pass on the serials to make sure none are stolen and all non C&R would get passed on to them or make other purchasing arrangements with the person bringing in the gun.

Couldn't you just have an FFL present to handle the non C&R items?

epic1856
01-10-2013, 10:15 AM
They did this in Texas.

About 40 gun buyers, both independent and otherwise, stood in front of the Austin Police Gun Buyback Event offering CASH for the guns they were about to turn in to the city for food cards.

http://deadlinelive.info/2011/02/26/first-ever-austinites-outbid-police-in-gun-buyback-counter-program/

metalliman545
01-10-2013, 10:20 AM
I would be willing to and help set up a table! Make some huge posters with the state and federal laws explaining how its legal. Maybe even have a few law books to prove it is real. Cash does speak a lot louder than gift certificates.

Dr.Mauser
01-10-2013, 12:15 PM
im in

gunboat
01-10-2013, 3:10 PM
While i agree with the concept, I suspect setting up a table and buying a batch of weapons would be considered a business ---

kygen
01-10-2013, 3:14 PM
im in for the LA area. always can use some C&R's :)

knucklehead0202
01-10-2013, 7:55 PM
i absolutely agree, we all know they either melt them down or they end up in somebody's personal collection after they gave some idiot a gift card for it. the problem they would have with us purchasing these guns is not the guns themselves, but the fact that taxpayers would be spending their own money, instead of having it thrown away by someone else. i'm pretty sure the gun buyback isn't privately funded, so who's paying the bill? we are. isn't socialism great?

knucklehead0202
01-10-2013, 7:55 PM
i absolutely agree, we all know they either melt them down or they end up in somebody's personal collection after they gave some idiot a gift card for it. the problem they would have with us purchasing these guns is not the guns themselves, but the fact that taxpayers would be spending their own money, instead of having it thrown away by someone else. i'm pretty sure the gun buyback isn't privately funded, so who's paying the bill? we are. isn't socialism great?

thepunisher
01-10-2013, 8:37 PM
i absolutely agree, we all know they either melt them down or they end up in somebody's personal collection after they gave some idiot a gift card for it. the problem they would have with us purchasing these guns is not the guns themselves, but the fact that taxpayers would be spending their own money, instead of having it thrown away by someone else. i'm pretty sure the gun buyback isn't privately funded, so who's paying the bill? we are. isn't socialism great?

So we save tax payer money, get the guns of the streets for the children and enhance our C&R collections.

This is full of win.

pitfighter
01-11-2013, 12:28 AM
The greatest benefit of these buy-backs is to criminals getting rid of stolen and unregistered firearms and getting paid for the service, now he can afford ammo for the other stolen guns.

Sad as it is, those SKS's were likely stolen from law abiding gun owners.
(You don't want to get into buying those on your C&R, it will just end in tears)

The gun buy-back is a ridiculous waste of money on every front.

The old grannies who are kidded into thinking they are performing some kind of civic service by handing over their late husbands war trophies are just sad, but likely represent the minority at these events.

Pit.

knucklehead0202
01-11-2013, 9:51 PM
too true pit, and yet the suckers keep rolling in with some absolutely beautiful vintage firearms. no doubt that some are stolen but i imagine, especially with the older stuff, that percentage would be rather smaller. after all, it's pretty hard to be "gangsta" trying to fire a mauser out your monte carlo while drinking your juice in the hood.

knucklehead0202
01-11-2013, 9:52 PM
too true pit, and yet the suckers keep rolling in with some absolutely beautiful vintage firearms. no doubt that some are stolen but i imagine, especially with the older stuff, that percentage would be rather smaller. after all, it's pretty hard to be "gangsta" trying to fire a mauser out your monte carlo while drinking your juice in the hood.

pitfighter
01-11-2013, 11:59 PM
Run ads on Craigslist and in your local papers - I have done that in the past - you get a lot of crap offered, but I usually pick up a few goodies for the collection, or to trade on.


Pit.