Skip to comments.(NJ) Plainfield religious leaders, police gearing up for gun buyback program
Posted on 08/09/2011 11:31:59 AM PDT by Coleus
Plainfield religious leaders, police gearing up for gun buyback program
Eatontown, NJ, August 2011 - Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law and author of the "NEW JERSEY GUN LAW GUIDE is offering a $5000* reward to the first person who can show to Attorney Nappens satisfaction the specific New Jersey gun law statutes (N.J.S. 2C:39-1 through 2C:39-16 or N.J.S. 2C:58-1 through N.J.S. 58-19) which authorizes the Plainfield churches to act as "collection sites in which persons are paid up to $200 in cash with "no-questions- asked for any type of gun from handguns to "assault firearms and said guns are then destroyed without further investigation. (For more information on this "buyback see the following article:
Attorney Nappen knows of no New Jersey gun law statute allowing 1) the anonymous surrender of firearms; 2) the receipt of surrendered firearms by churches; 3) the unlicensed transport of guns to churches; and 4) the destruction without investigation of guns (which may be potential criminal evidence or stolen property that should be returned to their rightful owners.
He would very much like to include such laws his next edition of the "NEW JERSEY GUN LAW GUIDE.
New Jersey law provides for the voluntary surrender of firearms only when the person giving up the firearms first gives written notice to the chief of police where he resides or the state police superintendent. Anonymous surrender is simply not authorized. The same law authorizes only the local police chief or the state police superintendent to receive surrendered guns. A church is not authorized under the statute to receive surrendered firearms. (See N.J.S. 2C:39-12.) Also, there is no transportation exemption for such a surrender scheme or bringing unlicensed guns to church. (See N.J.S. 2C:39-6.)
The immunity granted under New Jersey s voluntary surrender law is limited to unlawful possession only and nothing more. By allowing for anonymous "no-questions-asked surrender, the buyback program effectively creates de facto immunity far beyond this.
The purchase of firearms in New Jersey is strictly prohibited except for licensed dealers and individuals with a Handgun Purchase Permit or Firearms Purchaser ID Card. All gun sales are recorded and include the name and address of the buyer and seller. A church is not authorized under the statute to purchase firearms, no less from anonymous sellers. The payment of cash for a firearms purchase by anyone other than a licensed dealer or a permit/FID cardholder is not permitted. (See N.J.S. 2C:58-3(a) and (b).)
*Notice: The Reward offer expires on November 5, 2011.
I never understood these gun buybacks in New Jersey. Suppose one commits a crime with a gun, let’s say, murder or armed robbery. You then give the gun to a friend to turn in, and split $200.00.
The guns are subsequently melted down and that’s the end of it.
Yeh...That works out good!! More bang for your bucks.
It’s simple how it works actually. The guns are traded in and Attorney General Holder has them distributed to Mexican drug cartels.
It gets guns out of the hands of morons who turn in guns.
“You then give the gun to a friend to turn in, and split $200.00.”
You trust the police more than me.
Nobody turns in a "good" gun for $200.00. And the cartel doesn't want old junk guns either. Especially when they can get 50cal. sniper rifles and AR15's from our government.
Our local gun shop participated in a warped way. The owner had accumulated a large number of junk handguns, usually cheap revolvers and some junk automatics. i got six and turned them in for $300 that I turned over to the owner. He rented a meeting room at a local motel and had a party with food and beverages paid by the stupid feel-good types.
About a week after the Great Gun Buyback, our local radio station had a Saturday morning call-in show that discussed the buyback’s effectiveness. I called-in and told them of my experiences with the kinds guns turned-in. I also told the host about the scamming of the stupid feel-good donors.
The host was aghast that we'd taken their money and partied with it. I told the host, “Let me leave you with the immortal words of the great showman P.T. Barnum: ‘It is morally irresponsible to let a fool keep his money.’”
Orwellian newspeak - how do you “buy back” something you never owned?
Of course none of the people involved had the same definition for "assault weapons", and somebody with an SKS opened up the folding bayonet on his rifle, and of course, the person accepting the guns agreed that since it had a bayonet it must be an "assault weapon" and paid the guy $500. Then he went and told all his buddies about his windfall.
What followed was a run on gun shows and gun stores, where you could pick up a brand new SKS for $119, tops.
You can probably figure out the rest... somebody made a lot of money off these fools. ;D