Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gary’s Gun Buyback Program a Successf(IN)
nwitimes.com ^ | 21 August, 2012 | Chelsea L. Whittington

Posted on 08/21/2012 1:10:23 PM PDT by marktwain

GARY | The Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday by the Gary Police Department is being called an “overwhelming success.” According to Police Chief Wade Ingram, a total of 129 guns were turned in in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches partnered with the GPD to serve as the turn-in locations.

“The gun buyback program exceeded our expectations,” said Ingram. “I’d been told that previous turn-ins yielded less than 50 weapons, so we were happy to see that we went far beyond that number.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nwitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; gary; in; turnin
The show a picture of the firearms turned in. Some people in Indiana missed some real deals here. Gift cards of $100 were offered for "assault-type" rifles, which apparent brought in 6 non-functional FN-FAL parts kits. $50 for pistols, mostly cheap and old, but some nice ones, and $50 for rifles. Some very nice rifles included, worth hundreds of dollars. $75 for shotguns brought in a mix, but some very nice ones that are worth hundreds each.
1 posted on 08/21/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain

And in other news, Sturm Ruger reported that their annual sales of firearems made by them exceeded one million units. I just love these POS CoP’s crowing about their “gun buyback programs.” Kinda like cash for clunkers. But the cops just keep slogging on with their moron mantra about they being the only one’s who should legitimately have a gun. Piss on all of them, they are as anti-American a bunch as can be found! Remember, when seconds count, the cops are at least minutes away, and if they get there and find that you are trying defend yourself, they might just shoot you if you are armed.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
By my imperfect count:

18 shotguns, 6 single shot, 3 doubles, 7 pump, 1 semi-auto, 1 bolt action

30 rifles, Some nice .22 riles, a Tanker or facsimile Garand!, 2 military bolt guns.

6 FN-FAL parts kits, non-functional

1 sawed off rifle, a Tec-9 or Tec-22 or similar

48 Revolvers, 12 look pretty nice

14 semi-auto pistols, 3 look nice

3 posted on 08/21/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I was looking at the picture and noticed some nice “looking” peices in their as well.

I looked hard at what seemed to be their “assault style” weapon as well. It looked like the same peice of what ever it once was. But it didn’t take long to figure out something very important was missing from each weapon and it appeared to be the same parts. Your explanation of FN-FAL parts kit makes some sense.

I would like to see some of those shotguns better.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I see one M1 Garand in that picture (on the floor), but it looks like it has been modified into some type of tanker version or has been bubbified.

In any case it appears that Gary, IN is now a safe place to walk at night.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 1:21:56 PM PDT by GnL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Wow, that sure is a lot of AK-47’s!


6 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Looks like a M1 carbine and a nylon Remington 22 as well.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by wrench
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Unless the Gary Police Department was in the gun dealer business and sold these guns, it was not a gun ‘buyback’. A clever little ploy to make stupid people think that all guns (like all money) belongs to the government and they just let us have some sometimes.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 1:23:55 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Normally these only bring in broken junk and .32 jam-o-matics. So, who is the ass that turned in a beautiful M1 Garand tanker to be destroyed. You jerk. Bunch of nice ARs. Some nice loking J frames. A Glock or two. Damn cops. I'm steamed about this one.

Usually they just get broken junk. They snagged some nice pieces in this haul. Maybe they won't be destroyed. Oh well. With 150 million guns in America, I don't think we'll miss them that much.

Too very bad about that clean tanker rifle. That's a loss.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 1:25:07 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

If by “success”, they mean all the old malfunctioning, rusted and inoperative guns were taken out of an attic somewhere and turned in for cash, the program did a thumping good job. The well-oiled, smoothly-operating and highly functional sidearms are still unregistered, and in the hands of those of malicious intent.

The potential victims of the holders of these well-oiled, smoothly operating and highly functional arms would be well advised to keep a rugged, operative and menacing-looking firearm close at hand, whether it is registered or not, and be prepared to use it, because the fastest squad car in the world cannot respond at 1,400 FPS muzzle velocity.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: alloysteel

And, as usual, not a single criminal turned in HIS piece, further skewing the odds in the bad guys’ favor.

Way to go, Gary PD -— you freakin’ idiots!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Other than the M1 Carbine and the Tanker Garand, looks like a load of semi-functioning junk. Nothing else in that picture would interest me. FN parts kits?

Meh. Never a fan.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC

You may not be a fan of the FAL, but the fool who turned these in lost a lot of money. The days of cheap, readily available parts kits are long gone. These could have been easily sold for $400-600, depending on condition.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by allblues
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC; All

Standing against the table, about 9th from the left, looks like a decent Marlin 39 lever action .22. Hard to touch them for less than $400 now. They have always been well thought of. I think there are a couple of 10/22 Rugers in there, at least one old .22 pump gun, a Remington nylon 66, at least a couple of Remington 870s, some reasonable Smith & Wesson revolvers, a Glock, a couple of Colt revolvers.

Many people would find something they could use out of that list.

The people that turned them in only got $50 gift cards, except for the 870s that brought in $75 gift cards.

There is nothing that I listed that I would not hand over a $100 bill for.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 2:25:47 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I wonder how many guys in the Gary ghetto are having trouble finding their guns (turned in by girl-friends with a habit that needs to be fed)?


15 posted on 08/21/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by expat2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain; All
I've got an idea to combat these "buy-backs" which are nothing but commie propoganda to convince widows to disarm.

How about one of the gun groups-- NRA, GOA, JPFO, or one of the good state/regional groups like my very own GRNC-- put on a "Train Back" event right next to the "Buy Backs"?

Have lots of banners etc. to attract attention AWAY from the commie operating area.

Offer a $50 gift card if they will agree to KEEP their firearms, agree to attend an NRA First Shots or equivalent class, and (if applicable in the area) agree to apply for a concealed carry license or other local firearms license.

They only get the gift card if they show up for the training.

The media hoplophobes would have exploding craniums, right?

16 posted on 08/21/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 98ZJ USMC

Ack! You had to point out the M1 Carbine along with the tanker Garand. THANKS LOADS. Don’t do me any favors.

I was at the Big Reno gun show last week and saw plenty of M1 carbines priced over $1000, some over $1250. Insane. They weren’t selling, but still. I never thought I would see such prices.

M1 Carbines were under $250 all day just 15 years ago, I think. I can only give so much to inflation when people are asking more than $1000 for an M1 carbine.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Firearms and ammunition will be extremely cheap after government default, layoffs, cuts in government/government-connected incomes of all kinds (from debt) and huge waves of foreclosures. The "fiscal cliff" is just ahead...and maybe even more spending cuts. Doubt the highly educated authorities of debt acquisition will be allowed into their new subsistence/project housing or to wonder around homeless with truckloads of weapons and ammo. I'm sure that the more self-sufficient Americans who once worked in technical/manufacturing jobs will be happy to assist them with their next meals in return for cheap hardware, though.

Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public: Alice Schroeder
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601110&sid=ahD2WoDAL9h0
Dec 3, 2009
[Title and link only, as no content from Bloomberg is allowed to be posted at FR.]

Intelligent Investing Panel
Going Great Guns
Forbes
David Serchuk, 04.23.09
"Thomas:...But, you know, you could always find another job that would pay all right, and pay slightly above minimum wage, could allow you to at least live and have a home in most communities. And I think that's slowly changed."
[...]
"Forbes: I was in Colorado, and I knew people who had 200, 300 guns. And they'd stash them in various hidden places around their compound. This wasn't all that uncommon out west."
[...]
"Sonders:...we have gone from a couple decades ago being a manufacturing economy to more of a service-oriented, information economy. That has just displaced permanently a lot of workers,..."


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I can explain this, Gary is close to Chicago.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: backwoods-engineer

It is an excellent idea. Just needs someone to do the hard work of implementation.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson