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Trade your gun for food and flu shot!
#1
LOL...really, people DO this????? Do they REALLY get guns turned in this way? I can't believe anyone would turn in a gun for a small food certificate and a flu shot.....

Quote:The city of Worcester, Massachusetts is asking citizens to bring their weapons to the police department next weekend as part of the city's annual "Goods for Guns Buyback Program." In return for the guns, the city will offer gift certificates, and - a free flu shot.

Quote:The program allows individuals to anonymously turn in "unwanted and unloaded" guns to the police department. In return, citizens are presented with a Wegman's gift certificate. The value of the gift depends on the type of gun. For example, a long rifle earns a $25 gift certificate; handguns earn a $50 gift certificate, and a semiautomatic weapon, a $75 gift certificate.


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Quote:Sara Schastok, president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation says, "Of course, no one is under the illusion that people who intend harm as a way of life are necessarily going to turn in their guns."

The Worcester buyback program seems to be working well so far, though it may be more enticing during difficult economic times to turn in guns for cash.

The flu shot gimmick is the first I've seen and I couldn't help but remember the infamous line from the movie Godfather Part I:

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli" - or in this case, the flu shot.

First bolded sentence: THEN WHY ARE YOU DOING IT????

Second bolded sentence: Ahhh. There's a strategy to disarming people!
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#2
And again I am left speechless
The law? The law is a human institution...
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#3
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.
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#4
Why? Because it makes them feel good inside.

There are gun owners who support this shit too. It makes me want to hurl.
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Emptymag;48759 Wrote:Why? Because it makes them feel good inside.

There are gun owners who support this shit too. It makes me want to hurl.

Makes me want to hurl them off a cliff.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
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halftrack;48908 Wrote:
Emptymag;48759 Wrote:Why? Because it makes them feel good inside.

There are gun owners who support this shit too. It makes me want to hurl.

Makes me want to hurl them off a cliff.

Wait....shouldn't there be cliff-control legislation?
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#7
Meh.

They do big gun buybacks in West Phila all the time. It doesn't change a thing.

Police counter that it stops those who have guns from selling them as straw buyers to turn a buck when they are desperate. If the gun is total crap and unfireable, then sure the grocery certificate is a good deal---you got rid of something that you normally would have wanted to dispose in the garbage and got something for it.

But for guns that are actually in good condition--the street will always pay more than a half-basket of groceries any day.


I don't mind the gun buybacks. If I have unsellable/untradeable shit I'll gladly go to get the freebie. But I'm not ever handing over something I can trade or get a much better return for. That's CRAY CRAY.
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ArcticSplash;48918 Wrote:Meh.

They do big gun buybacks in West Phila all the time. It doesn't change a thing.

Police counter that it stops those who have guns from selling them as straw buyers to turn a buck when they are desperate. If the gun is total crap and unfireable, then sure the grocery certificate is a good deal---you got rid of something that you normally would have wanted to dispose in the garbage and got something for it.

But for guns that are actually in good condition--the street will always pay more than a half-basket of groceries any day.


I don't mind the gun buybacks. If I have unsellable/untradeable shit I'll gladly go to get the freebie. But I'm not ever handing over something I can trade or get a much better return for. That's CRAY CRAY.


I rest my case.


If a store says "no guns" we're all over the place shouting BOYCOTT!!!, yet a blatantly ANTI-GUN organization offers $25, and gun owners are happy to SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS.

It doesn't matter that the gun is inoperable - they now get to claim that they got "X" guns off the street - and you HELPED THEM SAY IT.

Bignono
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Emptymag;48957 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;48918 Wrote:Meh.

They do big gun buybacks in West Phila all the time. It doesn't change a thing.

Police counter that it stops those who have guns from selling them as straw buyers to turn a buck when they are desperate. If the gun is total crap and unfireable, then sure the grocery certificate is a good deal---you got rid of something that you normally would have wanted to dispose in the garbage and got something for it.

But for guns that are actually in good condition--the street will always pay more than a half-basket of groceries any day.


I don't mind the gun buybacks. If I have unsellable/untradeable shit I'll gladly go to get the freebie. But I'm not ever handing over something I can trade or get a much better return for. That's CRAY CRAY.


I rest my case.


If a store says "no guns" we're all over the place shouting BOYCOTT!!!, yet a blatantly ANTI-GUN organization offers $25, and gun owners are happy to SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS.

It doesn't matter that the gun is inoperable - they now get to claim that they got "X" guns off the street - and you HELPED THEM SAY IT.

Bignono

Yeah but the cops know when they get a shit gun and when they get one that's not shit.

I guess if you wanted to make something of it--drive out to the hood where these things are usually held and stand across the street with sandwich boards.

Gun buybacks don't do a lot except get pictures of smug people's faces in the paper. Translates to very little results in COMPSTATs (and LEOs know this). What's better... I show up in an NRA hat... "here you go, its a piece of shit that doesn't fire worth a damn, you didn't say it had to be working because you don't want these people trying to test them before giving them to you, so here ya go. Where's my free stuff?"

p.s. as long as there's been buybacks (this is not a new thing... it's been going on since the 70s), there's been happy very pro-2A gun owners with a sappy grin on their face "here ya go... yeah guns r bad mm'kay" and laughing when getting the freebies. LEOs see it all the time.
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