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Flagler County holds first gun buyback(FL)
cfnews13.com ^ | 11 August, 2012 | Jason Wheeler

Posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by marktwain

Held at Palm Coast's Town Center, more than 50 weapons were turned in and exchanged for gift cards to area stores. Deputies even went to people's homes to pick up guns if asked.

Those who set up the program admit most of the people who turned in the firearms aren't criminals.

“We're not worried about these people committing the crimes," said Capt. Lynne Catoggio from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. "We're worried about people breaking into these people's homes, stealing these weapons and then using them in other crimes.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; fraud; turnin
Perhaps alert freepers can ID some of these guns. These turn ins are nothing but political theater designed to delegitimize armed citizens. They tend to defraud widows of valuable property while wasting tax dollars.
1 posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
The second from the left is a J.C. Higgins model 31, a nice .22 rifle that runs about $150 on gunbroker. These are almost never used in crime. The owner got a $50 gift card.
2 posted on 08/12/2012 7:06:38 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
The long barreled revolver, second from top, center left, I think is an Iver Johnson sealed eight. They are nice utility revolvers that had a reputation for accuracy. Very light and a nice backpacking gun. I see one on gunbroker with the starting bid of $140.
3 posted on 08/12/2012 7:12:12 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

These so-called “Gun Buy Back” programs are among the stupidest and actually harmful things the cops ever do.

They go on the assumption that the less guns the better when Professor Lott has demonstrated clearly that the more guns the less crime.

Of course the cops always claim they are getting them off the streets when that is just another lie they tell. I suspect all of these guns came from closets, attics, storage lockers etc. They are generally worth more than they are giving for them and the poor idiots who turn them in think they are doing the right thing when they are really doing great harm.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: marktwain; Kartographer; blam; The Duke
Those who set up the program admit most of the people who turned in the firearms aren't criminals.

Criminals, no - SHEEP, yes.

"We're worried about people breaking into these people's homes, stealing these weapons and then using them in other crimes.”

So therefore the innocent must be disarmed. With logic like this...

5 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:35 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: marktwain

sad. isnt this how they started in other countries. taking gun rights. Its real nice having armed people saying you dont need guns.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 7:17:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: marktwain

I always think “throw down guns” when I read this stuff...


7 posted on 08/12/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: marktwain
“We're not worried about these people committing the crimes," said Capt. Lynne Catoggio from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. "We're worried about people breaking into these people's homes, stealing these weapons and then using them in other crimes.”

If I were a criminal looking to rob an AR, I'd pop the cop's trunk while he's away from his car.

8 posted on 08/12/2012 7:25:11 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Old Sarge

Well there is logic here, if they are stupid enough to turn them in they are most likely too stupid to responsibly own one. ;-)


9 posted on 08/12/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: marktwain

I’d like to buy a gun there , so what do the ciops do with them?


10 posted on 08/12/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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They destroy them, so that demand for new guns increases.

I always think that it would be a good idea to show up at these turn ins and offer a few more dollars cash than the police.

It looks like some of those turned in guns might be worth several hundred dollars each.

I wonder if they are proud of defrauding poor widows who do not know anything about guns of hundreds of dollars worth of property.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 8:19:11 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
I'm after a 1871 winchester replica but can;t find no one and the nearest I can get is the Henry repeater
12 posted on 08/12/2012 8:22:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc; All

I think the third long gun from the right is a BL-22. If so, it is a high end .22 worth about $500.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 8:24:00 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

there are a couple which look decent enough to buy and shoot.
The polcie should auction these off and make money while giving guns to those who have them legally


14 posted on 08/12/2012 8:25:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: marktwain

I don’t see any assault weapons?


15 posted on 08/12/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: marktwain

This municipality might be a bit more far-sighted and offer discounts on coffins for people who turn in their guns.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 9:05:13 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: marktwain

All the Palm Coast Yankees elected a sheriff from NYC, Flagler county isn’t really
Florida anymore.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 9:16:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain

Rifle on the far left is an Ithaca single-shot .22 “saddle rifle”. Hardly a criminal’s first choice of weapon.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 9:56:35 PM PDT by walkerk
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“Rifle on the far left is an Ithaca single-shot .22 “saddle rifle”. Hardly a criminal’s first choice of weapon.”

That was my first gun at 10. My dad refused to get my brother and me a semi-auto and only let us shoot .22SH too. Until we proved ourselves there would be no semi-autos. Finally did get one at 13.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 2:02:50 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: marktwain

“I always think that it would be a good idea to show up at these turn ins and offer a few more dollars cash than the police.”

I wonder what the police would do if they saw you horning in on their action. I’d put up a sign just outside the area “We buy GUNS $100 CASH”


20 posted on 08/13/2012 2:13:50 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
All these so-called "buy backs" accomplish is giving the local gun-haters the warm-and-fuzzies, plus it clears out the old bolt and lever-action inventories so they can be replaced with semiautos.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

21 posted on 08/13/2012 5:59:59 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: walkerk

You are correct. The Ithaca runs about $160 on Auction Arms. They are a nice little single shot.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 6:24:51 AM PDT by marktwain
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