Skip to comments.243 guns turned in at Portland event (OR)
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 Portlands 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.
And, in the background, watch the Bad Guys taking notes. You nailed it—STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE.
and....if you read the article......how could it be gun violence if the child was accidentally shot?
Unbelievable!! Some people are unteachable!!!
Too bad they didn’t have a turn-in-a-moron event....
They call an accidental shooting “violence”. What’s going through that train wreck of thought, I can’t imagine.
“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.)
At least you now know what business to never do business with. Just hope the ignorance of there is not catching.
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.
“...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?
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!
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?
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.
Indeed. Have your own booth with a “$60 CASH per gun” sign, assuming any of those turned in were of interest.
I would have given them $61
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.
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.
...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”.
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...
In Portland? Holy carp, where would you put everyone? Just rope off the majority of the city.
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.
If some liberal was stupid enough to buy it "back" from me for $50, I'd jump at it.
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.
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.
Does Fred sell ammo?
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.
For Diasy and Crosman. Local store closed out ammo years ago...at great prices.
And they vote.
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.
I would give $50 cash.
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