Skip to comments.Gun Buying Opportunity in Detroit August 30th(MI)
Posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:35 AM PDT by marktwain
A turnin of unwanted firearms will be held at St. Celia Catholic Church in Detroit on 30 August, from 0930 to 3 pm. The address is 10400 Stepel Street. This is on the west side. near Livernois and Grand River.
Private sales of long guns are legal in Michigan, but hand gun transfers have to fill out a burdensome form. The form then needs to be turned over to police.
Operational guns will be turned in for $50, with $100 given for "assault weapons".
In a similar turnin in Gary, Indiana, about half of the firearms were long guns, most worth from $100 to $1000. They included an M1 carbine and a Tanker Garand, as well as many nice .22 rifles and pump shotguns.
No one knows what might turn up at this turnin, but if I were close enough, I would be there with cash and a sign offering more than a gift card. It would be good to have a freind with for added security and to record any police encounters. If other constitutional activists show up, then it is likely new friends would be made.
Under Michigan law, open carry is legal without a permit.
Standing on a sidewalk with a sign saying "cash for guns" might bring police attention. Stout hearts are helpful for such activism. Take pictures and post the story afterwards, or contact me if you wish me to post it.
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I’d be concerned here about the possibility of purchasing a gun that had previously been stolen.
I suppose you could have it checked out with police. You’d lose your money and very likely the gun if it was used in a crime but you would be helping to solve the crime.
I would not worry about buying a stolen gun. In the worst case, the gun would be returned to its owner. Private sales are legal in Michigan for long guns.
“if it was used in a crime”
I hear this frequently when discussing private sales.
If a gun had been used in a crime, why would the police have its serial number and not the gun itself?
Stolen is a different story.
“Tanker Garand” probably sold by vet’s widow or kids and did not know it’s true value.
The Ruger Blackhawk that is sitting in my desk as I type was stolen from my father in Detroit back in the late 60’s.
About ‘87 he got a call from the police in Detroit that they recovered his gun when it was used in an attempted bank robbery. Aside from a chipped grip it was still in pristine condition when they handed it back to him.
(On a side note, does anyone know about a recall on the older Blackhawks, something about pins vs. screws?)
Thanks for the links CNM, I remember my old gunsmith telling me they would repair it but that was back in the late 80’s, I had no idea they still would honor that.
Now I have to decide if I want to do it or not, if it will devalue it in reality and not just what Ruger believes. Nice gun, I never carry it with 6 rounds so I guess it’s a moot point.
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