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Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend
http://chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 6.19.12 | Mike Krauser

Posted on 06/19/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT by Whenifhow

Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches..

First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10.

“No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your $100 gift card. So we strongly suggest that people come out that have weapons lying around the house, or weapons, maybe, that they don’t necessarily want in their house. This is a chance to get some money for their weapon, and get another dangerous weapon on the street.”

The gun turn-in event, dubbed “Don’t Kill a Dream, Save a Life,” is on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamerndment; chicago; firearm; gun
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Audio http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/06/19/police-to-hold-gun-turn-in-event-this-weekend/
1 posted on 06/19/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Turn in your guns so they can come right in and murder you in your sleep..Bull!!!


2 posted on 06/19/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Whenifhow

Turn in your guns so they can come right in and murder you in your sleep..Bull!!!


3 posted on 06/19/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Whenifhow

How do these things actually work?

What if someone turns in a gun whose serial number is on a list of stolen guns?

With a requirement that the gun is “real”, what if the gun doesn’t work? Say it was used for parts, and is missing something... trigger, barrel, etc.

Is an ID required?


4 posted on 06/19/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Whenifhow

If anyone has any damaged/crap guns around send em to me and I’ll split the difference with you.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Whenifhow

The DC chapter of FR should hold a gun turn-in event on the steps of the DOJ.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Whenifhow

Seems like in Chicago they prefer to turn in their bullets. One at a time. By way of the coroner’s office.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C210N
Is an ID required?

That would be racist.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 11:43:15 AM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Principled

I’m more inclined to hold a bullet turn-in than a gun turn-in.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Whenifhow

Yes, it is such a common thing, to just have guns lying around the house. And unwanted, at that.

All my guns are well taken care of, and they were all planned and wanted guns. Every gun a planned and wanted gun.

Boy that would sure get under the pro-choicers skins. Taking a pro-abort phrase and turing it into a Constitution loving, pro 2nd-Amendment phrase.

Every gun, a planned and wanted gun.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 11:45:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Whenifhow

I would encourage any and all gun collectors to intercept as many of the gun owners as possible to see if anything is worth buying and then pay them accordingly.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Whenifhow

Show up and offer $100 cash for any working firearm. Even filtering for stolen firearms you’d have to return to rightful owner, you’d still make a mint reselling at today’s prices.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 11:49:03 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Whenifhow

Who is funding this?


13 posted on 06/19/2012 11:52:12 AM PDT by seton89 (Forward! to despotism.)
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To: Whenifhow

They’ll get a pile of stolen guns, little else. Idiots.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 11:53:16 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Whenifhow

My paranoid guess is that the Chicago police will test each gun for use in open-case felonies, and then ... given a hit, get their $100 back,among other things.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Whenifhow

Turn in all of your guns that are too broken and/or are too old to fix, get some gift certificates, and keep all of your working guns at home.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Whenifhow

I think they did this is NY or Baltimore, then all the guns were tested for links to crimes. Then it turned out they were marking which gun was to which certificate, and somehow chased down a bunch of folks for the crimes. If it’s a hot gun and you don’t know it’s actual history, you could be charged with a murder.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 11:59:39 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: C210N

Mayor of Newark has had gun turn in for quite a while.
The links and research from just 6 months ago are missing...it was called gunstoppers - search Booker + gunstoppers

Here is one link I had that does work

http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-jersey-will-pay-you-1000-to-destroy.html

OF course Media Matters is doing damage control....

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201201120008


18 posted on 06/19/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
get another dangerous weapon on the street.”

Which weapons are not dangerous? Did he realize they're not on the STREET, but in houses? He says, "on the street" because he really means, "in private possession" but he can't say THAT because it would cause outrage --everyone is FOR the right to privately possess, but everyone is against weapons, "on the street".

Police can't say, "we fear weapons that are owned by citizens".

Why did they chose the term, "turn in"...? We TURN IN criminals, or items that are lost. We TURN IN shameful things, like fugitives.

Hey why do they have cash for THIS when they have cash for nothing else?

19 posted on 06/19/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

That’s my plan. I’ve got some ancient crap in my safe, half a dozen or so. I think I’ll turn them in, get $500 or $600 in gift cards and then hit my local gun shop and buy something decent for me or the Mrs.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

An elderly friend tried to get rid of his father’s firearms by turning them in; thankfully, I intercepted the two shotguns: a 12 Ga. Winchester pump with a Polichoke and a 12 Ga. Savage semi-auto humpback (Browning A5 copy) with a Cutt’s Compensator. Neither gun is worth much since the modifications were after-market.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 12:13:59 PM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: PLD

Wish they were around here. I have a couple non-functional old long guns that I paid in the $50 for new; I’d gladly take $100 each for them.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 12:32:08 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: theDentist
If it’s a hot gun and you don’t know it’s actual history, you could be charged with a murder.

Couldn't you claim that you "found the gun," perhaps lying on the sidewalk, tossed into some bushes in the park, or abandoned in a field?

23 posted on 06/19/2012 12:51:40 PM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: youngidiot

Not necessarily.

I know several gun store owners that save up their junk and “Saturday Night Specials” (Rossi, RG, Lorcin etc. that they either can’t legally sell, or will buy for a few bucks to get ‘em out of circulation), then when one of these “buy backs” is announced they’ll send a couple of their guys with boxes full of junkers to turn in.


24 posted on 06/19/2012 12:59:51 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Whenifhow

Chicago PD and the city of Chicago does not have an FFL. They are doing business as an FFL by purchasing firearms. There is no exemption in Federal law for this.

Why isn’t BATFE intervening?


25 posted on 06/19/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Lou L

Sure you can. But: Are/were you in a gang? do you have a criminal record? does it include violence? do you look like a thug? can you prove where you were on a cold winter’s night 7 months ago?
Will a jury believe you?


26 posted on 06/19/2012 1:25:33 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist
I guess it depends on how these buy-backs are arranged. Is the primary goal to get guns off the streets, where someone hands over a gun, and then gets cash or a check? Or, is it a sting operation through which you have to identify yourself, submit fingerprints, and possibly DNA material.

For everything else, the burden of proof is not on the person handing in the weapon.

27 posted on 06/20/2012 6:25:26 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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