Is your gun worth a rose?

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    Is your gun worth a rose?

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    My wife is a florist, she would rather have a gun.

    I cant believe people will give their guns away. BONEHEADS!
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    "get outta my house, i have a best buy gift card!!!"

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    If you really need it, you will need it really fast. ALWAYS one in the chamber.
    Nuf said!

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    On brokeback mountain there was a scene that brought up something about a rose and that's where they can stick their gift card.
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    I'll make a standing offer.
    I will give anyone on this board a rose for any gun they would like to give me.


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    love it HotGuns....
    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    If you really need it, you will need it really fast. ALWAYS one in the chamber.
    Nuf said!

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    On brokeback mountain there was a scene that brought up something about a rose

    I'll have to take your word for it. I've never seen it, nor will I ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    My wife is a florist, she would rather have a gun.
    Why doesn't your wife try it? She might end with an interesting collection of new toys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I'll make a standing offer.
    I will give anyone on this board a rose for any gun they would like to give me.


    More proof of idiots in postitions of authority. They are everywhere.
    I hearby triple this offer, I will give any one of you three roses for every gun you send me! Just think for just 4 of those awful things cluttering up your safes you can present your loved one with a dozen long stemed roses!
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    I got a broke gun that can't be fixed so I would trade it for a 100.00 gift card
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    Roses? I think they might just get something else in return.

    Trade a fire extinguisher, get to personally watch your house go up in flames.

    Trade car insurance, get to personally pay full replacement value after a crash.

    Trade a umbrella, get all wet in the rainstorm.

    Trade a gun, get a rose, with which you can possibly scrape your next attacker/mugger.

    Result? Trade a security tool, get risk and danger in return.
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    Saw this and was about to post it.

    What a commentary on the way some people think, huh? Guns are SO bad that we must give them to the authorities. Not illegal guns, not stolen guns, not street guns . . . just GUNS . . . IN . . . GENERAL.

    Interesting, though, to think . . . You suppose the officers who received the guns were visibly armed? Do you wonder if anyone saw that stopped to think, "Huh . . . it's good for a cop to have a gun. Why wouldn't it be good for me, too?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I'll make a standing offer.
    I will give anyone on this board a rose for any gun they would like to give me.


    I'll see your bid and up you one rose.
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    (updated) (from todays The State) http://www.thestate.com/statewire/story/684951.html
    Trade a gun for a rose in SC on Valentine's Day
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Police in South Carolina gave away roses on Valentine's Day. All you had to do to get one for your sweetie was turn in a gun.

    Hoping to get the weapons off the streets with the "Guns for Roses" program, authorities in two central South Carolina cities set up a program where anyone who turned in a gun received a free rose and a Best Buy gift card.

    At a Columbia church, five cars lined up to give away guns before the exchange had even started. At the end of the day, Columbia area police had collected 191 weapons and police in Sumter collected 32.


    "We've got a great turnout so far," Richland County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Chris Cowan said.

    A handgun was worth a $100 gift card, while a rifle or shotgun netted a $50 gift certificate. Cowan said one man turned in six handguns, worth $600 in gift cards.

    Cowan did not immediately have a total value for gift cards given out. Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson said her program gave out $550 in gift cards for long guns and $2,100 for handguns.

    There was no amnesty for those turning in the guns. The weapons were being checked to see if they were stolen, names and addresses were jotted down and ballistics tests would also be done to see if the firearm was used in a crime.

    Both Cowan and Patterson said there were no incidents and no arrests made Saturday.

    Cowan said the idea was spawned in part by Columbia Police Chief T.P. Carter and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who has made headlines recently for investigating Michael Phelps after a photo surfaced showing the Olympic swimming champion smoking a marijuana pipe. The program was modeled after a California one; similar exchanges have been done in New York and San Francisco.

    Cowan said gun donors were young and old, men and woman. Many had a big smile and some said it was a relief to get rid of the weapons.

    And did they even care about the rose?

    "Most of them have taken it," Cowan said
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    There was no amnesty for those turning in the guns. The weapons were being checked to see if they were stolen, names and addresses were jotted down and ballistics tests would also be done to see if the firearm was used in a crime.
    I think my blood is boiling and my head is going to explode. There is no purpose for a program like this except to disarm law-abiding people. They know damn well that criminals won't be attending!

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