Skip to comments.Gun Turn In Event(OR)
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:22:17 PM PDT by marktwain
August 17, 2012, 2:05 pm Ceasefire Oregon is holding a gun turn in event tomorrow, the 18th. It's from 10 to 2 at Memorial Coliseum. The goal of the event is get unwanted, unused, or broken guns off the streets. Ceasefire has collected more than 7,500 guns since 1994. For each gun turned in, a person will get a $75 Fred Meyer gift certificate. There is a limit of three certificates but there are no questions asked.
What do you think about gun turn in events? Some say they get guns off the streets but others say they're a waste of time. Leave your comments below. --Lacey
Private sales are legal in Oregon, as in most states. This appears to be a good opportunity to pick up some nice utility gun cheaply.
I see them as a good way to get some of my tax money back for a weapon that has no value (IE unsafe to fire and has no parts value)
Other than that it’s just idiots parting with usable weapons.
I can see some guy who owns a few guns but has say a Nephew who is not very honest. The Nephew sees the gun turn in and takes a couple of his Uncles guns, gets the gift certificates and the guy’s guns are gone never to be seen again.
You’re scarin’ me. Do you know my nephew?
If you know anything about guns, set up a table across from the entrance. Offer $75 cash (Freddy’s is nice, but limiting for those looking for some quick cash) for anything that looks decent and then resell them on line. The people running the sale may not be too happy with you, however.....
To be honest I was thinking of one of mine.
HEY! I just had a great idea to get a lot of guns cheap!
I’m with LibWhacker. It’s a great way to get some cash for a rusty old piece of junk that’s been out in the barn for 50 years.
Mind you, thats hypothetically speaking only.
I think there should be a better, more correct name for these events.
A "turn in", at least to me, implies that you didn't have the right to or ownership of the gun in the first place and you are giving it back.
Similarly, a "buy back" sounds like the government had some original right to your gun and you are just selling it back to them.
Maybe something more correct like "subsidized crime gun disposal".
Cha-ching! Another win for the free market. Hypothetically speaking.
It is a chance for government to rip off elderly widows. They get their hands on some old Lugars, Walthers and Nambus on the cheap. For every 5 Ravens the people running these rip offs get their hands on some nice pieces.
Just as an FYI, here’s the only list I’ve ever seen of the guns turned in at a “buy-back” event:
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of pot-metal .22s and .25s.
As a licensed FFL, I believe these “buy backs” “turnins” are illegal. They are not held by an FFL, but by Departments of Government, i.e. Police etc. Years ago maybe 5 plus, East Providence RI tried the BB scam. Someone filed a law suit and the courts found in favor of the Plaintiff.
I feel tingly all over knowing Im doing something about guns dont you? The sillyness continues
Private sales are legal in most states, as are gifts. If the people organizing the turn in are reselling the guns, then they would have a problem.
In a few states, such as California, all sales must go through a dealer, so turnins in California would be illegal without an FFL.