Skip to comments.WI Update: Cheap Gun Opportunity This Saturday, 17 May 2014 Milwaukee
Posted on 05/15/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by marktwain
There will be a gun turn in event in Milwaukee on Saturday, 17 May, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.
The event will be held at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave. The jsonline.com article indicates that it is in a high crime neighborhood.
The event is scheduled to run from 10 am to 2 pm. People often turn up early at these events.
The incentives for the gun turn in are as follows. From fox6now.com:
$53,000 was raised for the gun buy-back program. Heres the breakdown of what youll receive for various weapons:This may be the first gun turn in event in Milwaukee since 2005. Wisconsin is a gun friendly state, with a high percentage of avid deer and duck hunters, as well as offering good goose, ruffed grouse, turkey, bear, squirrel, rabbit and pheasant hunting. The Milwaukee Journal ran a famous column by Gordon Macquarrie until 1956, glorifying the the hunting camp in northern Wisconsin. On the start of deer season, the freeways are often jammed with hunters heading north to the hunting camps. It is likely that there are numerous attics in Milwaukee with forgotten treasures that belonged to grandpa or even great-grandpa.
IMPORTANT: All firearms must be unloaded, the magazine must be outside of the firearm, and ammunition WILL NOT be accepted.
- $50 bank card for the return of a shotgun or rifle
- $100 bank card for the return of a handgun
- $200 bank card for the return of an assault weapon
"My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we'll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it."
there is much of a turn out at the turn in, private buyers should look for easy places for people to park so that the merchandise can be looked at prior to purchase. Often people bring several guns to these turn in events. As the event is only scheduled for four hours at one location, do not be surprised if there are long lines of people waiting to turn in guns, and many disappointed people when the organizers run out of money. Both situations bode well for private purchasers.
On ar15.com there is some discussion of private buyers preparing to be there.
You might want to read about the Phoenix event to see how things were handled there.
Be prepared for a percentage of people who refuse to talk to anyone but police. All the private buyers that I saw in Phoenix were very polite and let these ideologically driven people turn in their guns for a fraction of what they would be worth on the open market.
Signs are helpful, as are good grooming, cash, and a friendly attitude. Dale Carnegie's advise for dealing with people works very well.
Across the country, communities, police departments and churches are sponsoring gun turn-ins to get "guns off the street". At many of these events, private buyers are showing up, offering cash for the more valuable guns. These private additions to the public turn-in are effective, no doubt, in getting more guns off the street, because they add to the resources that are available to those who want to get rid of guns for something of value, be it a grocery card or a number of twenty dollar bills.
You can help make the turn-in in your area more effective by standing on the curb with your "Cash for Guns" sign, or at a folding table, willing to offer more than the gift card for firearms that are more valuable. It would be best if numerous private parties were available, as more good guns could then be transferred into responsible hands.
This action serves many useful purposes. It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be taken off the street. 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. The ideal situation for those organizing the turn in would be to allow private buyers to purchase the valuable guns, while having the organizers take the cheap guns "off the streets". As these events are ideologically driven, that seems unlikely, but it might be worth an attempt at outreach. All parties would benefit.
Private buyers dispel the pernicious message that guns are bad and should be destroyed.
Link to potential legal risk of buying a gun at one of these events
Link to article with numerous examples of private sales at gun turn in events
Link to an article about private buyers at Detroit event
Link to Phoenix Article: pictures of private buyers
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Link to Gun Watch
If it were possible here in Colorado, I would rent a white van and buy a banner that says “Authorized Ammunition Turn in Point”.
And accept donation of any ammunition that people who are turning in their guns. It would be interesting to see what ammunition you could collect.
Okay, I'm totally confused. Do I get $50 for turning in my AR or $200? What about my 10/22 that has been dressed up in scary black wrapings? $50 or $200?
“Okay, I’m totally confused. Do I get $50 for turning in my AR or $200? What about my 10/22 that has been dressed up in scary black wrapings? $50 or $200?”
Depends on how good you are at sweet talking the person giving out the bank cards...
At the Phoenix event, nobody really seemed to know how they defined an “assault weapon”.
So you think my box of 8 unregistered Pop Tarts that I’ve chewed very carefully to look as though they have “clips” could maybe bring $1600 if I frosted them in dark chocolate?
I mean they’re pretty awesome dangerous scary frightening looking, known to give teachers the vapors and lose fluid pressure controls.
I’m thinking legal precedence here, if a runt of a six year old can get a SWAT team call out AND an arrest then sure as shootin’ then my Pop Tarts gotta be Tea Party White Christian Heterosexual Militia Patriot psycho crazy lookin’. No? Gotta be worth 1600 ducats easy.
Maybe I should duct tape some rusty paring knives to ‘em just to be sure.
Ammunition will not be accepted? I’ll take it off your hands. Especially .22 LR.
A table at the site with “ammunition turn in” on it might do well.
“So you think my box of 8 unregistered Pop Tarts that Ive chewed very carefully to look as though they have clips could maybe bring $1600 if I frosted them in dark chocolate?”
A worthy effort. Should be worth double that in a federal grant for “art”.
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