My city had a gun buy-back program today. They took BB guns and "replica" guns too so I spent the last month hitting up garage sales & flea markets for plastic look-a-likes that cost me about $1 each and then turned them in today for $10 each. I made $180 on some toy guns and another $50 on an old Marlin that had a missing mag tube and a broken trigger that I picked up at an estate sale for $3. All told I made a tidy $230 and made my city a lot safer. I feel good.
The lots were full of guys trolling for long gun deals before the people made it inside. One guy had a boot box filled with pistols but here in NY we can't buy pistols like that, only long guns. I asked the one cop I knew inside and he just shrugged and said that as long as the people weren't selling pistols that everything was ok. It was funny when the old cop who was doing the log-ins rolled his eyes at me and sent me to the money table with my coupons. I am going to start stocking up for next year. maybe I can clear a cool $1000 if I start collecting junk now.