Skip to comments.Opinion: Police Gun Buy-Back Is a Raw Deal(IL Chicago)
Posted on 06/19/2012 4:16:50 PM PDT by marktwain
The Chicago Police Department wants your guns, and its willing to pay for them.
On the first summer Saturday of a year when homicides are up 60 percent, the department is holding a gun buy-back program. Titled Dont Kill A Dream: Save A Life, the program offers $100 pre-paid Visa debit cards for every gun turned in. For bringing in a BB gun or a toy gun, you get $10. Its going on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations.
Im all in favor of getting guns off the street, but $100 is not a good deal, especially now that the Supreme Court legalized handguns in Chicago, so you dont have to worry about getting arrested for having that thing in your house.
I looked on the website of Midwest Guns in Lyons.Midwest Guns is having a sale this month. Its least expensive handgun is a Bersa Thunder Lite .380 ACP. The Thunder Lite is a very popular model. Its small enough for a lady to shoot, but strong enough to kill a man. This gun is going for $295.
And $295 is just the price of the gun. As Jake Malooley wrote in Time Out Chicago, it costs another $265 to become a legal gun owner in the city: you need to buy an Illinois Firearm Owners ID Card ($10), a Chicago Firearms Permit ($100), register your gun with the police ($15) and take a firearm safety class ($140).
So, youre in for $560, and the cops are only willing to pay you $100? Thats an 82 percent loss.
You cant even lose that much money on a condo nowadays. Dont Kill A Dream is a noble cause, but if the police want to buy guns, they should up their offer to $1,000.
The only thing that will work is hunting down the sons of obama.
And give them some money... sarcoff///
It’s a great way to get rid of a dirty gun. No questions asked. Stolen guns are not returned to rightful owners either. This is a scam that needs to either be stopped or modified.The no questions asked has got to go as well as stolen guns not returned to rightful owners. Stop coddling the criminal class
The term “Buy Back” assumes the guns belonged to the government in the first place, and they’re just buying them back from you.
These schemes usually have a “no questions asked” clause that pays criminals to toss away a gun used in a crime.
It’s all about feeling good.
but if the police want to buy guns, they should up their offer to $1,000.
The police are buying dirty guns and destroying them, no questions asked. This should be illegal from the get go
How can you “buy back” something you didn’t sell?
Or a wallhanger. I probably have a few of those I would let go for $100 per.
Mostly what people turn in is rusty and/or broken junk.
Is there any statistical evidence that gun buy backs have resulted in a reduction of crime? Didn’t think so.
You have to remember that their attentions are good. And hell is paved with good intentions.
It does’t make any difference if the gun is worth $1500, or $50. we are suppossed to be doing this for the children, and the maggots and whomever wants the guns out of law abding citizens.
Perhaps these crusaders for justice would kindly give us instructions how to deal with criminals that would come into our homes and steal our property and rape our wives and children?
Am I supposed to use the newest psychology from Dr. Phil and stop them? Should I plead and beg for the life of my wife and children?
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. If you
want to violate that, then I have a right to violate your stupid intentions.
If you disagree with that you are diametrically opposed to the Founding Fathers.
Keep your guns, and tell the idiots to screw themselves
Screw these people. Call a cop, call, and ambulance or call for pizza, and see who comes first.
$10 for a toy gun?
Fashion something out of wood, spray paint it black and you have a nice profit there.
A toy gun? You can get one for less than $10. I’d take advantage of that were I in the area.
I know I do. I can't wait for a "gun buy back" program in a city near me.
I was thinking the opposite: does crime RISE due to punks doing B&E's to get more guns to sell to the cops?
Anyone needing a gun...probably can buy one for 150 cash around the corner or in the parking lot near where they are turning them in. Better deal than going to a gun show :) Might find some nice antique buys etc