Phoenixville, PA gun buyback program - Nov 10th (get ya $50 bucks of gift card here!)

Phoenixville, PA gun buyback program - Nov 10th (get ya $50 bucks of gift card here!)

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    Phoenixville, PA gun buyback program - Nov 10th (get ya $50 bucks of gift card here!)

    My Comments: These guys are 'cheap'. $50?

    PHOENIXVILLE — The borough’s police force along with Mayor Leo Scoda are hosting a gun buyback program.

    The Phoenixville Area Gun Turn-In Program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Borough Hall Nov. 10.

    Those that turn in a gun will receive a $50 gift card, likely to an area grocery store, according to Scoda at a recent borough council meeting.

    My Comments - this is a great 'rationalization': Through the gun turn-in, the event’s organizers hope to create more of “a safe community.”

    The Mercury - Phoenixville schedules gun buyback program
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    My theory is that if you are dumb enough to go trade in a gun for $50 then you probably had no business with the gun in the first place. Hence probably actually making the streets safer?
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    A program like this is a mere hop, skip and a jump from a guns-for-foodstamps exchange.
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    Why the hell wouldn't people just sell it at a gun store if they don't want it anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PARADIGM 45 View Post
    My theory is that if you are dumb enough to go trade in a gun for $50 then you probably had no business with the gun in the first place. Hence probably actually making the streets safer?
    Heck, go find yourself some Rohm RG-10's. I have three (don't ask me why..long story). I would turn a profit by truning them in for 50 bucks each. You can get them for as low as 15 dollars on some sites. (last time I looked)
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    Raid the piggy bank, get yourself a big sign that says "CASH FOR GUNS" or "SHOW IT TO ME FIRST" and set up on public property as close as you can get. Get photo and ID # of anyone you buy from.

    I have seen pictures of some REAL nice guns turned in by old ladies etc. I had just gotten home from Iraq, had a wad of cash and St Louis MO was doing a "buy back" before we moved; but the wife had already committed me to another (worthless) thing that day. Also take voice and/or video recorders to document police harassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Heck, go find yourself some Rohm RG-10's. I have three (don't ask me why..long story). I would turn a profit by truning them in for 50 bucks each. You can get them for as low as 15 dollars on some sites. (last time I looked)
    I actually have a Rohm marked RG10s and have often thought about turning it in since I got it in the late 60's as a "demo range gun", we had a lot of snakes on the range that were a "tad" poisonous, and a $15 .22 that I could use for just snake shot seemed like a good idea! Heck, I'd even throw in the cheap holster!!
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    Rally to Support 2nd Amendment Awareness- Phoenixville, PA

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    12:00pm until 2:00pm


    Borough Hall, 140 Church Street Phoenixville, Pa 19460

    We are organizing an awareness rally in support of our 2nd amendment rights and its also a great way to make a statement. Big government wants law-abiding citizens to hand over their guns in exchange for a measly $50 grocery gift card. Of course we don't want criminals to have guns, but let's educate and inform people.

    The Phoenixville police force along with Mayor Leo Scoda are hosting a gun buyback program. The Phoenixville Area Gun Turn-In Program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Borough Hall Nov. 10.


    Through the gun confiscation, the event’s organizers hope to create more of “a safe community.” How exactly does it make the community more "safe" again? If anything, we should have gun awareness day and teach people how to properly use and protect themselves. Because if we hand over our guns, the only people left that will have guns are the criminals. This does not help or even stop illegal handgun owners or criminals. Its a bribe against law-abiding citizens. I'm sure we're all aware of the UN Global Gun Ban... hint hint.

    THE MAYOR SAYS THINGS LIKE... “When there are break-ins of houses, I guarantee you one of the first things that is taken is a gun,”. Well Mr Mayor, I guarantee one of the first things that I will grab is MY GUN.

    Scoda said "turning in the firearms also makes for greater safety within a person’s home". LOL righhht.


    *****Rally will start at noon on Saturday November 10th and last till 2pm. We will meet at noon on the sidewalk at Borough Hall, 140 Church Street Phoenixville, Pa 19460. BRING PATRIOTIC SIGNS AND FLAGS*****


    https://www.facebook.com/events/450273468342730/

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    I think that the element that would be attracted to this would be the thug wanna be who have come across a gun illegally, either stolen or purchased on the black market.

    Most of them don't think beyond this afternoon and the thought of $50 quick dollars or a grocery card (cigarettes, beer) sounds like a great deal to them.

    If they are the ones turning in their guns it probably would make the streets safer for the time being.

    If it makes the mayor and towns people happy then, have at it!

    Now, if they just had a grey hoodie buy back...
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    I wonder ... Has any bureaucrat actually documented a causal relationship between the discards collected at "buy-back" events to any drop in crime whatsoever? (Rhetorical question.)

    Seems to me a strong case can be made that a no-questions-asked buy-back program effectively helps to fund crime, leastwise in those cases where criminals turn in such arms. And if that's not the case, if it's actually true that only li'l ol' ladies are turning in the attic remnants of a bygone era, then I'd think a strong case can be made that such events have no impact on criminal enterprise whatsoever.
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    I doubt it has much effect on crime at all. It doesn't hurt but I think it's eye wash for the Liberals who get a thrill up their leg over the thought of any sort of gun reduction. It's a Public Relations event for the Mayor. I guess they can make the case that "those " guns are no longer on the
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    Gun "buy backs" are futile in their attempt to rid the streets of illegal firearms possessed by criminals. Do these folks really and honestly believe that a thug is going to go and turn in their working gun for a few bucks or some other incentive? Really? Have our Brady Bunch Kum-bah-ya folks just lost their proverbial marbles?

    I think so. The only "guns" they will get will be those that have long outlived their usefulness, broken and non functioning ones or those people who are law abiding citizens who don't like guns and may have come into posession of one and this is a good way to "dispose"of it.

    Gun buy backs do not work, period. Just like another "gun" law to restrict or hamper the law abiding to possess and keep a firearm for protection. But the soft in the head politians keep trying non-working methods to address the real problem.....guns in the hands of criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Have our Brady Bunch Kum-bah-ya folks just lost their proverbial marbles?
    They're not thinking the problem through. It's just as likely to be laziness as anything else, but I'm more inclined to believe it's evil dressed up as "reasonableness" ... as in, reasonable measures, common-sense steps, and the like.

    Sadly, that sort of thing is merely an excuse not to think, in the hope that merely acting and doing something will be sufficient. The idea that some guns are off the street is what matters, I'd say, not that criminals' guns are the ones removed. That's only a minor detail. No need for messy little details to quash the concept, or the power derived from such campaigns. </sarcasm>
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