Skip to comments.GA:Atlanta turn in "buy back" has competition from Private Buyers
Posted on 01/19/2014 9:31:52 AM PST by marktwain
The Atlanta gun turn in event by NAACP and local churches had considerable competition from private buyers, as acknowledged by the wsbtv.com report
Gun collectors and enthusiasts, like David Daum, caught the attention of some people before reaching the Turner Field parking lot where the buyback was taking place.From the video, it appears that Mr. Daum got at least a couple of decent deals. One that appears to be a Colt .45 semi-auto pistol, for $500, and an early Smith and Wesson revolver for $50. Private parties buying valuable items that otherwise would have been destroyed invalidates the whole "guns are bad" theme of gun turn in events. Mr. Daum paid more that 12 times the average of what the turn in organizers were paying for the guns that they purchased.
"I personally just collect, restore. My personal preference is antique firearms," explained Daum. He said his reason for being out there based on preservation. "Being a collector, especially trying to keep some of the historical firearms from being melted down and destroyed."
All those guns will then be processed by authorities.But it is not clear exactly what that means. Turned in guns often sell for an average of $100 or more at auctions to licensed dealers, so the NAACP could turn a tidy profit if they sell these guns to dealers, complete with background checks on every gun when sold at retail. The video claims that almost 1000 guns were turned in at a cost of $40,000. There is a boom in gun sales at present, so they could get top dollar.
And when guns are outlawed a thriving black market will follow.
Except that the NAALCP buyback was done under the premise that their program reduced the number of guns in circulation. If they do not melt down these guns, then they should be charged with fraud and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. For every gun sold, the former owner should be located, and the NAALCP should be forced to compensate each former owner for the full amount which each gun was sold.
“Except that the NAALCP buyback was done under the premise that their program reduced the number of guns in circulation. If they do not melt down these guns, then they should be charged with fraud and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. For every gun sold, the former owner should be located, and the NAALCP should be forced to compensate each former owner for the full amount which each gun was sold.”
But the idea that it would reduce the number in circulation is fraudulent on its face, unless it is only a temporary and local measure. Reducing the number of used guns available in the market just increases the demand for new guns.
Dude guns will be outlawed in GA when pigs fly. Have no fear and don’t pay any attention to what goes on in downtown Atlanta. Thats not GA.
As a resident of GreenAcres (rural NWGA) I consider any trips to/through ATL as entries into hostile territory and plan on what type of CC need to be utilized!
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