Skip to comments.Fox News Discovers Private Buyers
Posted on 01/17/2014 8:38:35 AM PST by marktwain
|Private collectors with some antique rifles obtained at a Phoenix turn in event in 2013|
Gun blogger Dean Weingarten, who hosts a website called Gunwatch, said a collector who attended a recent buyback event in College Park, Ga., bought several valuable guns that would have otherwise been destroyed, including what is believed to be an antique flintlock pistol. Weingarten says competition from collectors should be encouraged.Later on, perhaps in order to salvage some political correctness, he coins a phrase that I have not seen before, and do not know what it means "rogue buyer".
"It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be taken off the street," he wrote. "It helps keep fearful widows from being defrauded of most of the market value of the gun they are turning in. It prevents valuable assets from being destroyed by bureaucratic inflexibility. It is a win-win-win situation."
But the rogue buyers are not always welcome at the events, and they don't always offer a fair deal, according to Tom Knox, president of the National Automatic Pistol Collectors Association.It is hard to understand why Tom Knox would want valuable collector items destroyed rather than have a private purchaser pay more for them and keep them available for the collector community, but that is what he seems to be saying.
|This P38, obtained at a turn in event, was one of the last produced before the German factory was overrun by the allies. The cut down holster was a common field modification by American troops.|
I could imagine how many Garands were destroyed during the Sink Emperor’s rein.
Nice P-38, bakelite grips, old school European release-at-the-bottom magazines.
I heard Dumb Bob Fat Pants say the NRA was opposed to background checks at gun shows yesterday, and no one on The Five called him out on it. The gun grabbers want you to believe that gun shows are a hotbed of illegal gun trading or something.
LoL... “Rogue Buyers”?!? These so-called rogues are offering a much better deal than the govt is offering!
More govt unintended consequences of their foolish programs.
My model 1914 7.65 Mauser has that bottom mag. release and it is a real pain in the a$$.
There will never be another "turn in event" in AZ again. That crap is OVER.
Why is that?
A new state law: Guns turned in must be resold, if they can be (not total junk). They cannot simply be destroyed. Everybody who has ever sponsored a “turn-in program” announced they won’t do another program, because it defeats their entire purpose, which is to destroy guns.
Thanks for the info.
Does one have go be a gun dealer to purchase these guns before the government gets them?
Or is it a private sale? rifles or pistols?
“Does one have go be a gun dealer to purchase these guns before the government gets them?
Or is it a private sale? rifles or pistols?”
It depends on the state. In most states, private sales are legal, you do not have to be a gun dealer. In some states, pistols require a special permit. In a small number of states, including California, private sales are illegal. Sales must go through a dealer, who usually charges a fee.
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