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Over 120 guns collected at Jersey City gun buy-back program, police said
Jersey Journal ^

Posted on 01/06/2013 5:54:46 AM PST by SMGFan

The Jersey City Police Department collected over a hundred and twenty guns during a gun buy-back program held earlier today at a Mcginley Square church, according to police spokesman Stan Eason.

As part of Operation Life Safer 2, the four-and-a-half hour event began at 12 p.m. at the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church at 661 Montgomery St. where gun owners handed in their weapons in exchange for cash with no questions asked.

Since 2005, the city held two prior gun buy-back programs in an effort to reduce gun violence and managed to collected 1,297 rifles, handguns, and assault weapons, according to a press release.

The guns will be held in police custody for a brief time before they are melted, Eason said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/06/2013 5:54:49 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

The guns will be held for a short time by the police before they are melted...except for the valuable or unique ones, which will magically disappear before the rest of them go to the smelter.

Such a scam, these buybacks. Do they really think some punk gangbanger is going to turn in that .25 he’s got stuck in his waistband? He can get a hell of a lot more than $50 with it, depending on who he uses it to rob.

}:-)4


2 posted on 01/06/2013 5:57:37 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: SMGFan

More cash for clunkers.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 6:00:11 AM PST by AU72
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To: SMGFan

Friends from communist states have sent me pictures of gun shop windows with signs that read:

“Unlike the government, we will pay CA$H for your guns and pay you more than the government ever will”. These signs are working BTW.

LLS


4 posted on 01/06/2013 6:00:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SMGFan
Was one seller and this is what they drove home in.
5 posted on 01/06/2013 6:02:31 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Moose4

I think if you ever had some research group look at each weapon bought via a program in any city....it typically all lines up to be guns that are of a cheap nature...bought twenty to thirty years ago, and left in a garage or basement. Or you have weapons which are in disrepair and the repair costs are such that you just don’t want to mess with it. A gang-banger giving up his weapon? Never...in a thousand years.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 6:04:16 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SMGFan
gun owners handed in their weapons in exchange for cash with no questions asked.

Ha ha ha!! No questions asked !! Each of those guns is going to be tested and compared with ballistics from crimes past. When they find a match, the Police will show up at that owner's home. We saw it before.

7 posted on 01/06/2013 6:06:56 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SMGFan

And there’s, what, 300,000,000 guns in private ownership in the US? Good going guys, only 298,000,880 to go...


8 posted on 01/06/2013 6:11:17 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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To: Moose4
except for the valuable or unique ones, which will magically disappear before the rest of them go to the smelter.

You know the Police well. Of course the good guns either go in the department lockers or go home with the officers with new serial numbers. The same thing happens when Police do liquor and drug raids.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 6:34:04 AM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: SMGFan

That’s about .00006% of the guns in private hands in this country. If that portion of your morning coffee were hydrogen cyanide you wouldnt notice.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 6:37:44 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SMGFan

LOL 120?

Hell there are probably at least twice that many in the tiny town where I live and there are only about 150 people here.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 6:39:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
...where gun owners handed in their weapons in exchange for cash with no questions asked...

Not even questions like, "Seriously, only $25.00 for this fine piece?"

12 posted on 01/06/2013 6:40:25 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: SMGFan
He said the city will release the full tally of weapons collected Monday morning.

120+ is such a large number that it would take days to reach the final accurate count.

13 posted on 01/06/2013 6:43:20 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SMGFan
"rifles, handguns, and assault weapons"

Hammers?

(If they collected "over a hundred and twenty guns " but in the prior two programs "collected 1,297 rifles, handguns, and assault weapons" seems to me that it must mean that either the supply of unwanted/broken guns is down, or the street price is up.)

14 posted on 01/06/2013 6:46:08 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: Right Wing Assault

120+ is such a large number that it would take days to reach the final accurate count
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
In Lib/Govt speak it is hard.

You can’t turn in a # until it is verified as actually meaning something.

Like during an election, you HAVE to hold off on the big cities votes until the hinterlands are finished.

Easier to manipulate from a LARGE # than several small ones.
This is how you end up with 130% participation with ALL the votes going to the same person.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 6:50:11 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Azeem
except for the valuable or unique ones, which will magically disappear before the rest of them go to the smelter.

You know the Police well. Of course the good guns either go in the department lockers or go home with the officers with new serial numbers. The same thing happens when Police do liquor and drug raids.

That is a fact. The police members at the local shooting club often boast of the great finds they get during gun buy-back events.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 6:52:26 AM PST by vortigern
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To: SMGFan

Every informed person knows that gun buybacks do nothing at all to stem viol;ence and other criminal behavior.
Countless studies have shown this to be a fact.

But it feels good to the leftists and that’s what counts here in Bizarro-World.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 7:08:23 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: Moose4

The punk will turn in the rusty old revolver or the single shot shotgun with a 36” barrel that he stole from some old white couple. He’ll keep the ‘special’ and any other Ghetto Gun he steals.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: vortigern

Frankly, I’m glad that the valuable or unique firearms would be saved from being melted down. I just wish *I* had a chance at aquiring some at $100 to $150 apiece.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 7:32:22 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: SMGFan

Voluntary gun buy backs are always a good thing. They give Leftists a false sense that something important is being done. They also take guns out of the hands of stupid people. Let’s face it, the only people selling guns to the government are squishy moderates, rinos, and liberals.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 7:58:52 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: grumpygresh

Now, connect a potential NY buyback program to the recently published gun ownership map. The government would be offering money for stolen guns - no questions asked.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 8:33:11 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: SMGFan

Crime
‘My Wife Is a Hero’: Georgia Mother Shoots Home Intruder Five Times After Being Cornered in Attic

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/my-wife-is-a-hero-georgia-mother-shoots-home-intruder-five-times-after-being-cornered/


22 posted on 01/06/2013 8:37:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Right Wing Assault

The final count is the count after he takes one or two home.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 8:44:26 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: aimhigh

“Now, connect a potential NY buyback program to the recently published gun ownership map. The government would be offering money for stolen guns - no questions asked”

That’s a very good point. The legal criminals (government gun grabbers) are basically deputizing the illegal criminals to steal guns from law abiding gun owners. The problem is publishing gun ownership in the first place. A voluntary buy back could be a problem if the buy back price is too high, which would give criminals a relatively easy way to cash in on their crimes, no questions asked. That being said, I would think that those selling back their guns are being photographed via video surveillance and cross referenced and added to their databases. A crime syndicate could get around this by using patsies or making some deal with Holder’s DOJ a la F & F.
But, with all the talk of gun control, the price of ammo, mags, and semi-autos have skyrocketed. Right now, guns and ammo are prized possessions, just like bootlegged whiskey in the 20s.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 9:04:11 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: xrmusn
Easier to manipulate from a LARGE # than several small ones. This is how you end up with 130% participation with ALL the votes going to the same person.

Yep. The great Jedi Mind Trick is the one that has the majority of Americans, who think liberals and liberalism stinks, convinced they're the minority and that vote fraud hasn't long been serious and pervasive enough steal election victories for a minority that the MSM and pop culture has made to appear like a majority.

The ONLY way we're going to regain our freedom, reduce statism and government tyranny, and restore limited government, is when we UNDERSTAND and REALIZE that most Americans are good, productive, moral people who hold liberalism in as much contempt as "conservatives" do. The MSM and pop culture are the ONLY places where liberals outnumber right-minded folks, and because of it, the MSM and pop culture make it look like right-minded folks are surrounded by liberals, when THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.

Liberals believe it, too, and they are going to be in for a very rude surprise when they find out that most of their "support" is pretend, and that most Americans think liberalism stinks -- and they DO, the MSM and pop culture "portrait of America" to the contrary. Just read the comments of consumers on MSM sites like ABC, CBS, and yahoo to get a clue what America really thinks of liberalism, gun control, and Obama. Just because the MSM and pop culture ignores it, doesn't mean it isn't very, very real.

25 posted on 01/06/2013 9:14:53 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: SMGFan
Judging by the comments at this Jersey City news source, maybe one in 15 people fall for the buy-back hokum; far and away, MOST of the readers who comment on this presumably liberal MSM site, think the same as we do here: that gun buy-backs are a big load of horsecrap foolishness.

Liberals believe their own press releases, but they're going to be very rudely surprised when they discover that MOST Amercans think liberalism and gun control stink, and that the MSM and pop culture (which actually represents a small slice of real America) have been giving liberals a false picture, providing zero idea of how much they are outnumbered.

We are the majority, and those who think America is made up of "children who voted for Santa Claus" are gullible defeatists who are unwittingly aiding liberalism.

26 posted on 01/06/2013 9:48:15 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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