Skip to comments.Wait Until You Hear the Clever Way Private Gun Buyers Invaded a Gun Buyback Program in Seattle
Posted on 01/28/2013 8:02:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Seattle Police Department held its first gun buyback event since the 1990s this weekend, offering people gift cards for their firearms. However, dozens of private buyers showed up in an effort to acquire the guns using the so-called gun show loophole, which allows guns to be sold without a background check.
Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning to give their rifles and shotguns as well as semi-automatic rifles to police in exchange for gift cards worth $100 and $200 respectively, KING 5 reports. The police planned to destroy the guns and use them as rebar in local construction projects.
Meanwhile, a number of private buyers set up a makeshift gun show-style event and offered cold hard cash for guns and even lured customers with donuts.
I pay cash, I dont give Amazon gift cards, one dealer told a gun seller.
Its a historical firearm, I would hate to see it get destroyed. Ill give you $100 cash for it, another buyer offered a gun owner.
Many held up signs that let gun owners know they would pay cash for unwanted firearms...
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
I believe the same thing happened in Tucson recently.
Is there any way to buy scrap guns or even crude homemade guns for a few bucks - sell them to these “buy-back” events for $100 each?
Sounds like a good money making opportunity.
AFAIK, homemade guns may be made, but they may not be sold - not as functioning firearms, at least. I don't know if the buyback organizers will buy a plugged piece of a pipe from you if you claim it to be a firearm. If they will, you don't need to go farther than Home Depot :-) Buy a 1/2"-6" threaded nipple and a cap, screw them together by hand on your way to the buyback event, and claim a black powder pocket cannon :-) It will cost you about $3, and it will be totally innocent of being a firearm all the way from Home Depot to the steel mill. Of course, actually loading and firing it will be a one-time event (for the "weapon" and probably for the shooter.)
Some years ago they were giving out $50 for each pistol turned in here in Buffalo, N.Y.—even bb guns. So one of my coworkers bought up nine BB pistols at Kmart on his way home and turned them in. The guns cost him about $27 each with tax. He bought us all lunch the next day.
They got smart though. The next time they were only giving $15 for BB guns, LOL.
I also know somebody that turned in a fake flintlock and got $50.
We need a thread that announces when, where and general directions to various gun buy back events. Start a ping list etc,,,
Hope they got some cool stuff...
Wish Atlanta would try something like this... But I don’t think they’d get much participation.