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Connecticut embraces gun "buy-back" farce
NECN (no link) | 12/29/12

Posted on 12/29/2012 6:46:11 AM PST by pabianice

Per New England Cable Network:

CT is joining the fight on gun violence with a gun "buy-back" program. Local police stations will offer $200 for a working handgun and $75 for a working rifle.

CT already has the 5th most strict gun-grabbing laws in the country. IMHO, the state's moronic embrace of the "gun buy-back" farce is just the latest example of their utter cluelessness about guns and their hatred of the most basic of civil rights, self-defense.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; chat; guncontrol; secondamendment; vanity

1 posted on 12/29/2012 6:46:18 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

So publish in the paper where the guns are so crooks can steal them and then fence them to the police. Is this a great country or what?


2 posted on 12/29/2012 6:51:14 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: pabianice

Great. They’ve thrown in “working” now. I guess they were paying taxpayer dollars for broken guns. LOL!


3 posted on 12/29/2012 6:51:29 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: pabianice

Real Americans need to set up outside these buy-back stations. We can offer a whole lot more than $200 for most handguns, and $75 for most rifles. We can also tell the owners which weapons are not worth the money and should be sold to the gun grabbers at an inflated price. Sadly, prices have risen, and the cheapest handgun I could find at BudsGunShop was $195. If Buds still had them at $125 or so, I’d buy a thousand and sell them “back” to the grabbers for a huge profit ($75k if they’d take a thousand at their promised price).


4 posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:33 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: pabianice
How are they going to establish that they are “working” guns? Will we have a tasting program? Will there be established guidelines and repeatable tests? Sounds like a job for some high priced consultants.
5 posted on 12/29/2012 6:55:21 AM PST by Truth29
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To: pabianice

Maybe someone (say a gun dealer) should offer 275 and 100 respectively. Just to piss these socialists off!


6 posted on 12/29/2012 6:56:17 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wonder if non-working is defined as one they’ll stand in front of, while I pull the trigger?


7 posted on 12/29/2012 6:56:59 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Truth29

oops. tasting = testing, but I like the error.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 6:57:11 AM PST by Truth29
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To: pabianice
"Contact us!"

Office of George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General.

"We welcome your input."

9 posted on 12/29/2012 6:58:15 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I guess they were paying taxpayer dollars for broken guns. LOL!

LAPD actually paid $400 of taxpayer money to buy back two spent disposable missile launching tubes, which could only be dangerous if a gangster wanted to bludgeon someone with them!


10 posted on 12/29/2012 7:01:30 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: pabianice

There are way more “news stories” about these “gun buy-back” programs than stories about gun shows mobbed with citizens needing guns & ammo for their own protection. Wonder why?


11 posted on 12/29/2012 7:03:08 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: pabianice

Agree. Do they have any idea how much collectors pay for guns?
Anyone who made a decision to buy a gun isn’t gonna give away their only gun. Maybe they could only afford a cheap one first.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 7:03:27 AM PST by Morris70
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To: pabianice

You sure can’t buy ‘em at stores for that. What are they going to do with them? Probably Fast and Furious II...lol


13 posted on 12/29/2012 7:03:30 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Sooth2222

LOL! The old police chief probably thinks that he saved a lot of lives by “buying-back” two worthless tubes. He could have saved a lot of money by going down to Lowe’s and bought some metal tubing there. I’ve guess if they are painted olive drab, they look “scary”.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 7:08:23 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: pabianice

re: “. . . their hatred of the most basic of civil rights, self-defense.”

Agreed. And, not only for self-defense, but I think the 2nd Amendment was intended by the Founding Fathers to give the citizenry the ability to remove a tyrannical government when necessary.


15 posted on 12/29/2012 7:10:01 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: pabianice

I got a bunch of old parts out in the shop ...I could cobble them together and make some money, and clean up the shop at the same time!


16 posted on 12/29/2012 7:17:11 AM PST by jrd (DO AWAY WITH THE EPA)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
...intended by the Founding Fathers to give the citizenry the ability to remove a tyrannical government when necessary.

BTTT!

17 posted on 12/29/2012 7:18:17 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: pabianice

I am also conducting a gun buy back program. Feel free to let anyone know.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 7:19:47 AM PST by Baynative
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To: pabianice

Voluntary gun buy backs are a GREAT idea, and if this the at the center of any so called gun legislation, I would be all for it. Let’s face it, the only people to sell their guns back to the government are stupid people and liberals (I know, that’s a redundancy). And because stupid people and liberals care nothing for the Constiution in general and second amendment in particular, their right to self defense and resistance to tyranny is forfeited.
When the SHTF, triggered by resistance to gun registration/confiscation, I want the low information 0-voters to be unarmed sitting ducks. These folks will be easy prey for various criminal gangs, mauraders, police and other armed government forces.


19 posted on 12/29/2012 7:25:24 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: pabianice

This whole “buy back” is such bs. Like the goberment sold the guns to the people in the first place.
It’s nothing but theater.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 7:27:19 AM PST by Texas resident (The idiots run the show now)
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To: pabianice

I doubt 5% of anything brought in will be in working condition.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 7:29:46 AM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: pabianice

Plunder and death = socialism and totalitarianism

Co$tly collectivi$tS. Pay with your life, your time of life (work) and the inability to defend it.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 8:11:46 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Sooth2222
LAPD actually paid $400 of taxpayer money to buy back two spent disposable missile launching tubes, which could only be dangerous if a gangster wanted to bludgeon someone with them!

Thanks for posting (LOL!). Taxpayer money well-spent for a "bludgeon free zone". (When will they buy all our hammers?)

23 posted on 12/29/2012 8:20:01 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Sooth2222

The LA mayor and chief of police are complete douche-bags.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 8:26:56 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: pabianice

I have a fully correct M-1 Paratrooper Carbine that I’d be willing to “sell back” to them for $5000.


25 posted on 12/29/2012 8:31:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sooth2222

Wonder what a black-and-white would do if they rolled up on you and you whipped one of these out? I’d like to see a video.


26 posted on 12/29/2012 8:32:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jrd

You would probably go to jail for manufacture of firearms without a license.


27 posted on 12/29/2012 8:53:14 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

Pay attention to where the money comes from for these gun buybacks. I’ve seen Safeway mentioned a couple of times. In some cases, it may be your tax dollars.


28 posted on 12/29/2012 8:57:34 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sooth2222

Wish I had had one of those as a kid. Perfect for firing bottle rockets.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 8:57:52 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: pabianice
Hmmm... I wonder how many CRIMINALS will be turning in their guns during this 'GUN Buy Back' time??

Answer... ZERO...they will become BOLDER when they see 'NON-CRIMINALS' turn in their guns...

You'll see more KILLINGS of the masses soon...

30 posted on 12/29/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

To remove tyrants, yes. Also to push back foreign invasions, stifle illegitimate insurrection, etc. Oh, so many things.


31 posted on 12/29/2012 9:43:54 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Texas resident

I often think governments are stupider than me, and stuff like this seems to confirm it. But then I realize they know it’s worthless, too, except as a show for people stupider than us both.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 9:47:32 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: smokingfrog
Pay attention to where the money comes from for these gun buybacks. I’ve seen Safeway mentioned a couple of times. In some cases, it may be your tax dollars.

In all cases, it's your dollars. When a store offers gift cards for buy backs, they're passing along that expense to their customers i.e. you and me. Among those sponsoring these buy backs are Safeway, Walmart, Ralph's, and Food Bazaar.

33 posted on 12/29/2012 9:49:39 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: pabianice

unbeleivable- they just went htrough one of hte worst massacres in history because NOONE was armed and able to protect the kids while some DOLT called police thinking that callign hte police would ‘solve everything’ and this kid went on a 20 minute rampage UNCHALLENGED and UNCONTESTED thanks to the assinine ‘gun free zone’ within the school- and now they are embracign further efforts to dissarm the public?

What the hell is wrong with htis nation? Have we gone retarded as a nation? (No offense to developmentally challenged folks- the word retarded has changed over the years aqnd is now applied to folks with brains that are fully developed but who for some unknown reason, can not seem to use their brains to make reasonable common sense descisions anymore)

Waiting for the police to arrive worked out well for you folks in Sandy Hook huh? I’m sorry for your loss, but I’m even sorrier for thsoe of you who beleive that unarmign LAW ABIDING CITIZENS is the answer to preventign more tragedies i nthe future- Here’sw a clue folks- The police CAN NOT PROTECT YOU when they are NOWHERE IN THE VACINITY and won’t be i nthe vacinity for 20 minutes or more- or even for 5 minutes, Hell, even for one minute- Your ONLY defense is what you have available to you at the time- and here’s another clue for you folks- Dialoguing with hte crazed criminals who have guns ILLEGALY never ever works- you can continue tryign if you like- but we’ve tried it your way for years now, and it’s VERY clear that your way sucks- it’;s a MISERABLE FAILURE!!! too many kids are beign murdered with NOONE to protect them thansk to your bleedign liberal hearts and your assinine feel good legislation


34 posted on 12/29/2012 10:05:22 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Pollster1

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Real Americans need to set up outside these buy-back stations. We can offer a whole lot more than $200 for most handguns, and $75 for most rifles]]

That’s a great idea, and most of the crackheads brining in their defunct weapons for crack money will choose the buyer with them ost money- most of htese peopel are NOT bringing in their guns because of soem ‘seeign hte light’ moment, they are bringign them in because they need crack money and want to get as much as they can for them- It woudl be hillarious to see the media tryign to spin the FACT that peopel are NOT bringign their guns in because of a change of heart, but because they are desperate for money and saw a legal opportunity (for once) to get soem money for drugs


35 posted on 12/29/2012 10:08:50 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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