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AZ:Opportunity for Cheap Guns, Phoenix turn in events in May 2013
Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 03/02/2013 4:39:54 AM PST by marktwain

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced that he will be arranging a gun turn in for every Saturday during the month of May. Locations have yet to be announced, or what will be used as incentives for the turn ins.

Called by the propaganda term “buy back” the programs insinuate that all firearms belong to the government, when in fact the guns were never owned by the government.

This is a prime opportunity for Constitutionalists to have fun and the possibility of picking up some decent guns for very good prices. It appears that Mayor Stanton has $100,000 to play with, donated by Arizonans for Gun Safety, a citizens disarmament group. No one is saying where the money came from, except that it was an anonymous donor.

It is easy to understand why a donor would not want their name associated with such foolishness.

If the Mayor is smart, he will follow the example of Falmouth Maine, where the guns gathered were sold, and the proceeds were given to the special Olympics.

The practice of appearing at these events has caught fire this year, with numerous activists showing up and obtaining nice firearms for good prices:

NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)

PA:Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem.

Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.

Second Gun Buyback Nets 42 Weapons

Also in front of the church were people offering to buy the guns off of people before they reached the buyback event.


NM: City’s gun buy-back program nets hundreds of weapons

Outside the police station, a group of four or five men gathered to offer cash to people who were bringing guns in.

Gun buyback in Cincinnati collects 135 weapons

The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that a federally licensed gun dealer showed up to provide some competition. He bought a dozen weapons for $40 to $100 by standing outside the church with a sign that read “Cash 4 Guns.”

Several good deals made at Lansing Gun Turn in

MI:100+ Guns Turned in for Gun Buyback

Just outside where the buyback program was being held pro gun activists were offering cash for guns.

NM:Police harass legal buyers at Santa Fe Gun Turn In

Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns

Tucson Gun Turn in - First Hand Account

AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

A Reader Reports from the Hartford CT Gun Buyback

Cleveland Gun Buyback Program Attracts Buyers Offering Cash for Guns (VIDEO) (OH)

The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms ‘turn-in’ event at Memorial Coliseum(OR)

©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: az; banglist; guncontrol; phoenix; secondamendment; turnin
I will post updates as more information becomes available and I am able. This could be a very fun event.
1 posted on 03/02/2013 4:40:14 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
I'm thinking I should invest in a really slick 3x5 foot sign with something like "CASH FOR YOUR GUNS!!!!!/Fair Prices Paid".

On the flip side, I have this old Erma .22 that won't feed reliably and isn't worth getting fixed. I'd like to get rid of it....

2 posted on 03/02/2013 4:54:00 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: marktwain
If the idiots are going to hold buybacks, they should sell the guns at auction and use the proceeds to purchase Kevlar vests for law enforcement. That is what they do here in Kentucky with confiscated guns.

The program has been in effect since 1998 and they raise about $500,000 each year. They hold auctions every two months, with the next coming up on March 19. At their January auction there were 572 assorted pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

3 posted on 03/02/2013 4:58:34 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

This whole thread makes me smile. Happy shooting!

4 posted on 03/02/2013 5:00:09 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: marktwain

Why should they wait until May.
There will be a huge Gun Show at the University of Phoenix Stadium on March 16 & 17 in Glendale. Free parking. Bring your guns and trade or sell’em there. See’ya there!

5 posted on 03/02/2013 9:34:33 AM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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6 posted on 03/02/2013 10:07:20 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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