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243 guns turned in at Portland event (OR)
nwcn.com ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Wayne Havrelly

Posted on 04/11/2011 5:21:31 AM PDT by marktwain

PORTLAND -- Ceasefire Oregon collected 243 guns Saturday at a turn-in event at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.

The group worked with the newly reinstated Portland Police gun task force to host the event.

The firearms collected Saturday were given to police and will be destroyed.

For each gun turned in, the owner received a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Helen Carons and Andrew Perez, who attended the event, were both affected by gun violence two years ago when Perez accidentally shot Carons' son.

"I just want to thank everyone for turning in their guns,” Carons said. “I really do appreciate it. My son, Nash, appreciates it. Hopefully it will save a life or two.”

Protesters stood on a nearby curb with signs saying they would buy the guns. They said they believe guns should not be destroyed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluezones; buy; gun; or
The premise that turning in private property to the government to be destroyed will somehow save a life is unquestionably accepted. What stupidity and ignorance.
1 posted on 04/11/2011 5:21:35 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

And, in the background, watch the Bad Guys taking notes. You nailed it—STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE.


2 posted on 04/11/2011 5:23:30 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: marktwain

dumb asses


3 posted on 04/11/2011 5:23:35 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

and....if you read the article......how could it be gun violence if the child was accidentally shot?


4 posted on 04/11/2011 5:25:23 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: marktwain

Unbelievable!! Some people are unteachable!!!


5 posted on 04/11/2011 5:25:45 AM PDT by spitter
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To: marktwain

Too bad they didn’t have a turn-in-a-moron event....


6 posted on 04/11/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: marktwain

They call an accidental shooting “violence”. What’s going through that train wreck of thought, I can’t imagine.


7 posted on 04/11/2011 5:27:48 AM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: marktwain

“Accidentally”? I thought there were few if any “accidental” firearm discharges, but many negligent ones. (ie. it’s not the gun, it’s the owner.)


8 posted on 04/11/2011 5:31:06 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: marktwain
Geez, I would of given them $60.
9 posted on 04/11/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: marktwain

At least you now know what business to never do business with. Just hope the ignorance of there is not catching.


10 posted on 04/11/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: marktwain
Carons said. “I really do appreciate it. My son, Nash, appreciates it. Hopefully it will save a life or two.”

Dear Ms Carons. You are a moron. Your son is a moron. You should never have bred. Your son should never breed.

newly reinstated Portland Police gun task force

Once again the police have their fascist fingers in an attempt to diminsh our constitutional freedoms. It is apparently the natural tendency for all government bureaucrats (armed and otherwise) to want to disarm all citizens domestic animals so as to better control, harvest and slaughter them.

11 posted on 04/11/2011 5:39:34 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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“...when Perez accidentally shot Carons’ son”.

...what if “Carons’ son” hits his thumb with a hammer? Cuts his hand with a paring knife? Drops a bolling ball on his foot?


12 posted on 04/11/2011 5:40:40 AM PDT by albie
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To: Moose Burger
"...Helen Carons and Andrew Perez, who attended the event, were both affected by gun violence two years ago when Perez accidentally shot Carons' son..."

That's not gun violence, that is gun stupidity. I hope the shooter got jail time.

Within this stories' single sentence is an overarching liberal concept that is the crux of their idiocy: One or a few people are idiots and cannot cope with the rules of society, so let's ruin it for everyone!

13 posted on 04/11/2011 5:42:06 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: marktwain

Aside from the “family members” whom we wish would never inherit our guns or anything else; this is nothing more than manufactured propaganda. By the way can you think of a better way to dispose of a gun that had been used in a crime?


14 posted on 04/11/2011 5:44:08 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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The group worked with the newly reinstated Portland Police gun task force to host the event.

The police involved in this horrifying event should be indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with deprivation of rights under color of law, under US Code Title 18242. There should be a count for every gun taken from a citizen, for every infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.

These policemen USED THEIR POSITION to subtly threaten citizens to give up their rights, and they did it under color of law. Throw the book at 'em. Title 18242 specifies TEN YEARS per count for violations involving the use of a deadly weapon. And you know these cops were armed while taking the citizens' arms.

15 posted on 04/11/2011 5:51:02 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: mad_as_he$$

Indeed. Have your own booth with a “$60 CASH per gun” sign, assuming any of those turned in were of interest.


16 posted on 04/11/2011 5:55:02 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Geez, I would of given them $60.

I would have given them $61

17 posted on 04/11/2011 5:57:43 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: backwoods-engineer

Agreed!!!


18 posted on 04/11/2011 5:58:38 AM PDT by spitter
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To: DTogo
I have seen several pictures of guns turned in at these things and most a junk. However, I would sell or donate them to gunparts.com for parts. That said seems like a great time to ditch a hot weapon if you are a criminal.
19 posted on 04/11/2011 6:02:57 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: backwoods-engineer
These policemen USED THEIR POSITION to subtly threaten citizens to give up their rights, and they did it under color of law

If police can literally get away with murder, I hope you have no expectation that merely conspiring to deprive citizens of their constitutional rights will be prosecuted.

20 posted on 04/11/2011 6:09:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga
I hope you have no expectation that merely conspiring to deprive citizens of their constitutional rights will be prosecuted.

If guys like Alan Gottlieb and the Second Amendment Foundation were smart, they'd find some black dude (to neutralize the 'racist' thing) who gave up his gun to the police but otherwise has a clean record, and use him to SUE, SUE, SUE. Sue, baby, sue.

21 posted on 04/11/2011 6:18:32 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: albie

“...when Perez accidentally shot Carons’ son”.

Lucky Perez didn’t accidentally back over her son with his car or we would be subjected to stories about “car violence”.


22 posted on 04/11/2011 6:23:31 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: marktwain
For each gun turned in, the owner received a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Damn. I wish I could have been up the street with first right of refusal. Hey, buddy, I'll give you $50 and a coupon for a Big Mac, or tofu burger, whichever...

23 posted on 04/11/2011 6:32:43 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Too bad they didn’t have a turn-in-a-moron event....

In Portland? Holy carp, where would you put everyone? Just rope off the majority of the city.

24 posted on 04/11/2011 6:34:13 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: backwoods-engineer
If guys like Alan Gottlieb and the Second Amendment Foundation were smart, they'd find some black dude (to neutralize the 'racist' thing) who gave up his gun to the police but otherwise has a clean record, and use him to SUE, SUE, SUE. Sue, baby, sue.

Perhaps, but the police couldn't care less if they're sued. They don't pay, the taxpayers pay. The only way to curb police abuses is criminal prosecution and conviction of the individual police responsible for the criminal actions commited under the color of law. Unfortunately this almost never happens. Look at Chris Braga, Lon Hourouchi, etc.

25 posted on 04/11/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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I've got a broken old single-shot 12 gauge that I've held onto since the early 1980's just for an opportunity like this. I only paid $50 for it when I bought it new.

If some liberal was stupid enough to buy it "back" from me for $50, I'd jump at it.

26 posted on 04/11/2011 7:26:38 AM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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Years ago I read of a gun buyback in which a widow woman turned in her deceased husband's two guns, a mint condition 1911 .45 auto and a 1903 Springfield.

The cop recognized them as collector's items and suggested she have them appraised as they were extremely valuable.

The cop was reprimanded for letting these guns “escape” their turn in.

27 posted on 04/11/2011 7:38:34 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Sue? For what? Voluntarily giving away personal property?

If the police forcibly “TOOK” someones otherwise legally possessed firearm, then a suit may be in order.

These are either feel good morons thinking they are doing some “good” or shady types legally relieveing themselves of illegal arms, not reasonable citizens being forced into something.

best;


28 posted on 04/11/2011 11:26:32 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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For each gun turned in, the owner received a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

Does Fred sell ammo?

29 posted on 04/11/2011 3:12:40 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

Yup


30 posted on 04/11/2011 8:57:39 PM PDT by rogator
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To: mad_as_he$$

Every time Portland does this, Lars Larson gets on his show and tells people to go down there and buy the good guns before thhe cops do. And they do. Some real treasures have been saved, and bargains found.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 10:01:01 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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Does Fred sell ammo?

For Diasy and Crosman. Local store closed out ammo years ago...at great prices.

32 posted on 04/12/2011 10:03:04 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: marktwain
So, if the guy “accidentally” pushed his son off a cliff would the Liberals be trying to fill up the Grand Canyon?
33 posted on 04/12/2011 10:08:48 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Obama was a tree, what kind of a tree would he be?)
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To: spitter
Unbelievable!! Some people are unteachable!!!

And they vote.

34 posted on 04/12/2011 10:12:34 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: marktwain

So, Ceasefire is now operating as an FFL without a license as are the Portland PD.

Someone in that local should file a criminal complaint.


35 posted on 04/12/2011 10:17:57 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: gundog
Kewl. Lars is a good guy and very well informed.
36 posted on 04/12/2011 11:02:28 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: marktwain

I would give $50 cash.


37 posted on 04/12/2011 6:13:23 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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