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    I remember a while ago that there was a thread about the problems with a gun turn in, "no questions asked".
    i did a search, and the threads that came up had many many pages.
    what i am looking for is: the negatives of of a gun amnesty day, or gun turn in day. the problem i remember was that the gun went straight to melt down, and the local PD was unable to do serial checks to find the history of the gun and link to possible crimes.
    if someone remembers starting or posting in a thread of similar topic, could someone lead me to it? i think some cities did a grocery gift card.

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    Damn waste of a firearm

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    • #3
      Originally posted by usamarshal View Post
      Damn waste of a firearm
      Think of it this way, the guns could be smelted to make newer and more reliable firearms. Many firearms that are turned in look very worn and rather dangerous for its user due to improper maintenance and mods.
      Life is what you make of it

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      • #4
        If you want to see the "negative" side of gun turn ins just look at the history of socialist, communist and repressive regimes and countries especially Nazi controlled Germany. Also take a look at the so called free countries like Great Britain.

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          Last edited by avalon42; 03-13-2015, 05:35 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by westside popo View Post
            If you want to see the "negative" side of gun turn ins just look at the history of socialist, communist and repressive regimes and countries especially Nazi controlled Germany. Also take a look at the so called free countries like Great Britain.
            Stop that westside, No one wants to hear or face the reality of history repeats it's self stories or how our mighty leaders may or may not be in bed with the UN already.

            This is the United States nothing like that could ever happen here..
            Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.

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            • #7
              Depending on the price, it can be a great deal. But I think environmentalists should support a gun recycling program.
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by avalon42 View Post
                They should start a gas card giveaway...shoot, 1 gallon of gas is equal to a value meal.
                I just caught on to what you are saying. Your talking like a turkey shoot? Genius of a idea!!
                Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.

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                • #9
                  I would think the firearms industry LOVES destroying guns.
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                  "Corruptisima republica plurimae leges."

                  "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
                  - Cornelius Tacitus

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                  • #10
                    I love them(I'm very pro gun), I pick up garbage guns at yard sales, mostly single shot shotguns, that don't work or are unsafe, for a few dollars. I simply wait for the next "buy back", and turn a profit. I'm happy, and the antis believe they are cleaning the streets up, its a win win.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by puma4440 View Post
                      I love them(I'm very pro gun), I pick up garbage guns at yard sales, mostly single shot shotguns, that don't work or are unsafe, for a few dollars. I simply wait for the next "buy back", and turn a profit. I'm happy, and the antis believe they are cleaning the streets up, its a win win.
                      That's clever! You're recycling, supporting the firearms industry and thus the economy when you buy new firearms and you're supporting firearm safety at the same time.
                      How much do you get for them up there? Sounds like a good market to get into.

                      But you'll be hard pressed to find a non-functioning gun at a yard sale around here. We take care of our most precious and prized tools in the south.
                      Remember we cling to our Bibles and guns!
                      Last edited by westside popo; 05-02-2011, 06:05 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chicken89 View Post
                        I remember a while ago that there was a thread about the problems with a gun turn in, "no questions asked".
                        i did a search, and the threads that came up had many many pages.
                        what i am looking for is: the negatives of of a gun amnesty day, or gun turn in day. the problem i remember was that the gun went straight to melt down, and the local PD was unable to do serial checks to find the history of the gun and link to possible crimes.
                        if someone remembers starting or posting in a thread of similar topic, could someone lead me to it? i think some cities did a grocery gift card.
                        Seriously? Are you that lazy? Take the 10 minutes out of your day and read them.

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                        • #13
                          Usually what's turned in are lumps of rust or other unserviceable firearms that are worth far less than the credit given. Occasionally someone will turn in a high-value collectors' item that they have from a passed relative and don't realize the value. In the first example, the tax payer is footing the bill for more than the value of the item. In the latter a prized item is melted down and a piece of history is lost. In both cases, the lack of a "buy back" would leave the owners to find reputable dealers and get fair market values for their firearm (without scarce tax dollars being involved).

                          As for the examples of criminals turning in firearms to get shed of evidence; that's pretty much self evident as to how that's not a good idea.

                          All-in-all the benefit isn't justified by the cost even before you start addressing the morals and ethics tied with the demonetization of inanimate objects which often is the primary driving force behind such efforts.
                          Last edited by Bounce; 05-02-2011, 09:31 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Well Westside Popo,

                            Its been 4 years since I've been to one, I have 14 unusable firearms(stripped of the functional replacement parts for my collection), and they paid $75 per weapon, that comes out to $1050. I paid around $100 for all, and with gas being what it is, it'll cost about $100 round trip to the city, so thats $850 to spend at Cabelas to buy more reloading/hunting/shooting/fishing equipment while I'm in the city.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by puma4440 View Post
                              Well Westside Popo,

                              Its been 4 years since I've been to one, I have 14 unusable firearms(stripped of the functional replacement parts for my collection), and they paid $75 per weapon, that comes out to $1050. I paid around $100 for all, and with gas being what it is, it'll cost about $100 round trip to the city, so thats $850 to spend at Cabelas to buy more reloading/hunting/shooting/fishing equipment while I'm in the city.
                              Smart, smart man!

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