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prototype 04-09-2007 08:06 PM

Gun buybacks...
I saw this interesting news article about firearms for cash

I have known about this practice of giving up your firearm to the police for some exchange. But, I just didn't realize that this was going on that they were BUYING back weapons.

I really don't know what I think about this. I mean, my first thought is that it is more leftist control, but when I think about it, what else is an old lady going to do with her husbands gun when he passes away.

Your thoughts?

9mmHP 04-12-2007 04:01 AM

How about she sell her husbands old M1911 for $6-800 to a gunshop or collector instead of $50 to see it melted. I hate the term "buyback," they never were theirs to buy back.

DWARREN123 04-12-2007 10:54 PM

Firearms can be legally resold and more money is realized than basically giving it/them to someone to destroy. Buy backs do not work, have not worked in the past and I don't see it working in the future.

BrassMonkey 04-14-2007 09:24 PM

Also remember there have been cases where guns bought in buy back programs have been used later in crimes. They do not work plain and simple. I do however like the idea of having a gun drive for junk guns that no longer work. We could round up a bunch of Jennings, and Brycos to take to a buy back and use the funds for ammo to have an open range day for the public. All at the Joyce Foundations expense :D .

dtroyb 04-15-2007 12:07 PM

Old ladies who are recently widowed are much more likely to be a victim of crime than most of us posting on here. My suggestion is not to give the gun to the police but learn to use it and defend herself.

jigsaw 04-27-2007 06:56 PM

Yup, a .38 in the sewing basket ain't a bad idea. A good "suprise" thing.

by jigsaw

Tango1 05-01-2007 09:18 AM

Here is Australia we had guns taken away from us in 1996 under the guise of a politically correct 'buyback'.

Like the word 'buyback' the government misused an enourmous amount of money set aside for health to buyback something that was never ever owned by them in the first place and had not been offered for sale by their legitimate owners.

WILDCATT 05-10-2007 06:41 PM

buy back balony
I have seen these buy backs in Mass.they salt the deal withATF guns then take media pictures afterwards take guns back.there are some buy backs Iv seen colt 6x/ruger/c&b and other high value guns.there was a dealer who bought guns wholesale and turned them in for $100 he made $60 on the deal.

opaww 05-10-2007 07:23 PM

If I had the money I would offer a buy back program myself, $5 per 1911a1 not a bad deal

retro 05-10-2007 09:29 PM

I think this sums it up perfectly:

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