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"Minneapolis buy-back aims to reduce gun violence
Organizers hope to get about 200 handguns off the streets during a two-day buy-back program.

Project Cease fire, what a waist of time and money. Project Cease Fire is one of those feel good programs that yield no results when it comes to fighting crime or violence because they are misdirected. The reality is that the few guns typically collected are junk and only worth scrap value. Believe me MS13, the Bloods, the Crips, the Vice Lords and other street thugs are not lining up to turn in their weapons.
The problem is that these well meaning people direct their efforts toward "gun violence", not violence; toward "gun crime", not crime and criminals. They vilify guns as if they are the cause of crime, not the criminal using a gun in a violent manner. Remove criminals from our streets and you will remove illegally owned guns at the same time as well as reduce violence.

I agree with Mr. Price, an organizer of the buy back, when he says that, "we're up against a huge culture, where violent behavior is glorified through movies, TV, video games and music". He looses me when he says, "we need to go after the weapons". No, we need to go after the criminals Mr. Price!
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These efforts are always totally pathetic ''feelgood'' PR excercises and nothing else. What a joke!

Of course - any atom of logical thought tells rational folks that any hand-ins sure as hell ain't gonna be made by crooks - stands to reason - or could people be so nieve?

Add to that this crass and favorite statement about''getting guns off the streets'' - what a total crock. I really, really, and seriously - would like to hear a coherent explanation as to just how this improves anything - tho I guess, stretching things to a limit - just maybe grandpa's old beat up rifle may not be stolen and used for crime.

Sad thing is - there will probably be many (voters unfortunately) who will see this as a wonderful thing, all helping to beat the gun violence.

Only temptation I might have is to go get max money for a POS old Ivor Johnson :18: - towards something better LOL!
 

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Next time there's one in the philly area i'm there. I'll give the owners double what the organizers will.
 

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The Saint Louis City Police Chief finally admitted that the gun "buy backs" don't work! :stups:

We have been telling them that for years. :aargh4:

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My dad saves junkers for these. Friends of the NRA orgs basically stopped most of the buy back programs in Phx, by bringing lots of junk broken worthless stuff.
If it is legal I am all for buying the guns in line.
The only caveate Would be someone trying to dump a murder weapon at one of those No questions asked type of buy backs.
 

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Would be a hoot if a few FFLs went to the event, and offered everybody, who brings down a weapon, to buy it from them, making sure the legit guns go to law abiding people, and the other ones <the junkers> go to the "cause" <choking on that as I type>
 

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CLASS3NH said:
Would be a hoot if a few FFLs went to the event, and offered everybody, who brings down a weapon, to buy it from them, making sure the legit guns go to law abiding people, and the other ones <the junkers> go to the "cause" <choking on that as I type>

All FFL's have to do is advertise in the local newspaper their own buy back programs.
Its 100% legal, at least on the federal level. YSMV
 

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I had an old .22 "Saturday night special" that I bought in the 60's for shooting "snake shot" through I was always tempted to sell to one of those buy-backs. I think it cost me $15 in 1966! :biggrin2:
 

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CLASS3NH said:
Would be a hoot if a few FFLs went to the event, and offered everybody, who brings down a weapon, to buy it from them, making sure the legit guns go to law abiding people, and the other ones <the junkers> go to the "cause" <choking on that as I type>
Good idea and give to all legit buyers at cost LOL
 

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There was a gun buy-back program in Broward County not too long ago and an old lady from a retirement home dropped off what she tought was an old gun junket that her deceased husband brought from Japan after WWII. One of the cops was a gun buff and recognized the gun as a weird test model of japanese handgun (I want to say Nambu, but I am not even 50% sure) used for pressure test before production. She had given the gun away for some pittance but the cop actually returned the gun and told her she could get good money for it.

Just imagine how many valuable guns have gone to the smelter with this stupid program.
 

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I remember that story Miggy, seems it was worth low 5 figures!
Hey, I've got a .22LR Davis Derringer I'd sell for $100, it's all beat to crap and hasn't worked in years. C'mon, the rosewood grips were pretty! LOL
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Gun buy back programs make perfect sense if you believe that guns are evil in themselves or that "you're more likely to kill your kid than a bad guy" bullcrap. That, of course, is twisted and stupid. But it is consistent with what some people seem to believe.
 
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