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Seattle gun buyback program offering Amazon gift cards [Amazon sponsoring]
KIVI TV ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | GENE JOHNSON

Posted on 01/12/2013 7:52:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

SEATTLE (AP) -- Turn in a handgun in Seattle and pick up a $100 gift card for online shopping at Amazon.com.

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Amazon is kicking in $30,000 to start the program and the Seattle Police Foundation is adding $25,000. Pemco and other businesses also are contributing to push the total over $70,000.

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Handguns, rifles and shotguns are worth a $100 gift card. Guns classified as assault weapons are worth $200.

Participants need not worry about being accused. Police say they won't take photos or record license plates. No ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapons.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Participants need not worry about being accused. Police say they won't take photos or record license plates. No ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapons.

Either this paragraph is a lie, or the Amazon and the Seattle PD are helping local thugs fence their loot and destroy evidence.

1 posted on 01/12/2013 7:52:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe Brower

Ping!


2 posted on 01/12/2013 7:54:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Steal a gun, get 100 bucks.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 8:00:07 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Use a gun in a crime, get $100 to have the evidence destroyed.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 8:08:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There’s nothing wrong with folk selling old broken and rusted junk guns to Amazon/Seattle. Aside from the minor hit the taxpayers take, and I suspect the pension and medical plans for Seattle’s public employees is the more vicious rip-off there.

It’s sad if widows are dumb enough to turn in historic or heritage weapons, but those items are theirs after all. (Although I’d hate to see a rare $600,000 16th Century katana get destroyed...)

No criminal in his right mind (OK quite a few are not so right) would turn a $1200 pistol in for only $100 when he could get $600 for it on the ‘street’. $600 buys a lot more drugs or whatever else than $100.

Plus, this sort of trap, if it’s a trap, will only catch the stupid, and frankly we don’t want stupid people having firearms. Do we?


5 posted on 01/12/2013 8:22:35 PM PST by EnigmaPrime (Gun-buy zones)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Jeff Chandler

So, for certain, the Seattle police could be ‘trusted’ to at least not check serial numbers against their records of stolen firearms?

They might not go to the trouble of doing finger-print and ballistics checking of any weapons apparently safe to fire, but if I were in that department, I sure would. Any fingerprints on magazines or rounds could be vital evidence.

And if I got matches, even if I didn’t have names from the buy program itself, those fingerprints and those weapons would get into the evidence boxes for any associated crimes.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 8:23:19 PM PST by EnigmaPrime (Gun-buy zones)
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To: EnigmaPrime

they blame lawabiding gun owners while destroying possible evidence of real crimes.

aren’t liberals amazing?


7 posted on 01/12/2013 8:25:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can’t figure out why someone with a bit of money(and maybe some sponsors) does not put out the word that they will give $150.00 per gun. They can then resell them. And no one will sell there guns to the state.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 8:29:53 PM PST by Revel
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve got 2 junk pistols I would love to trade for $100 Amazon gift cards, that I could immediately use on Amazon.com to purchase accessories for my AR-15.

Win win if you ask me!


9 posted on 01/12/2013 8:30:07 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They want my AR the price is one billion US dollars, payable in advance to the numbered off shore account of my choice. Nah, never mind. My 2nd Amendment rights aren’t for sale.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 8:36:03 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t think it is about preventing crime..Or ever has been...


11 posted on 01/12/2013 8:39:38 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Revel

Someone is buying them back at a fair price.

Look here http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1420593_Gun_buy_back_AAR__an_amazing_success_.html

The gun buyback was an amazing success! We saved 21 guns from being destroyed! We ended up spending a total of $3k, which comes out to an average of $140 per gun. And here are the pics as promised.

We set up a table right in front of the police station. The police did not hassle us at all and just asked that we be on the sidewalk instead of on police property.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 8:50:24 PM PST by fudimo
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To: Slings and Arrows
Police say they won't take photos or record license plates. No ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapons.

But they'll run serial numbers and return stolen weapons to rightful owners, correct?
13 posted on 01/12/2013 9:38:01 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In most instances the Buy Backs get guns nobody wants or would ever spend $100. on. I have a crappy old hand gun I couldn’t sell on a bet. I am waiting for a $100 or more buy back to get some money out of it.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 9:42:56 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: EnigmaPrime
No criminal in his right mind (OK quite a few are not so right) would turn a $1200 pistol in for only $100 when he could get $600 for it on the ‘street’. $600 buys a lot more drugs or whatever else than $100.

Plus Amazon quit selling drugs online, so he's up a creek anyway.

15 posted on 01/12/2013 9:47:04 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I just cancelled two pending orders with Amazon. And I told them why.


16 posted on 01/12/2013 9:57:01 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: clintonh8r

Well done.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 10:18:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great way to get rid of crime evidence.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 11:12:36 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In further local news, the crowd at the Washington Arms Collectors gun show in Monroe today was enormous! As one might guess, “assault rifles” were going for at least four times the Seattle Buy-Back price, and most ammo was marked up a bit as well, but my impression was that most people there were just “topping off the tank” so to speak with some finishing touches to their long-term preparations. No panic buying at all.

As usual, it was a polite, well-mannered crowd, and friendly, honest, law-abiding merchants. Made me proud to be a part of it.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 11:28:41 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Sometimes I think that 0bama is a trick dreamed up by the gun industry to increase sales.


20 posted on 01/13/2013 12:08:07 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dagogo redux

21 posted on 01/13/2013 12:10:24 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dagogo redux

This coming weekend is the Puyallup show.

Did it seem to you that prices were going up?

I haven;t gone since I think the last time was July...


22 posted on 01/13/2013 12:19:56 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: fudimo

Was the operation done in Tucson? Wonderful pictures!


23 posted on 01/13/2013 3:56:15 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Slings and Arrows
And Amazon sells everything for an AR-15 but the lower receiver or an complete upper... well they did... but they sold out of most of it. Tsk tsk tsk... “Give away your guns so we can sell you more stuff for your new ones”!

LLS

24 posted on 01/13/2013 4:39:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: djf

Some prices I noticed:

No AKs under $800 I would say; several Romanian ones in various condition $900-1200. 500 rounds in taped-together TulAmmo boxes of 20 - $260.

New 30-round AR-15 Pmags: $50-60.

Still LOTS of “assault rifles”.

Maybe a couple dozen or more private sale signs walking around, marked up as well - saw no deals being made.

A kid, maybe 18-20, telling his friend not to buy now, this whole gun control thing was “never gonna happen - prices will just go down in a few more months. Just wait.”

The show was in a different hall, and the size of the hall and the number of tables was more than double what Monroe has hosted before. Very few “WWII Japanese Collectibles” sorts of tables, or black powder, musket old-timers - only stuff people might need when SHTF, in addition to a few tee-shirt booths.

Lines to re-up or get memberships were enormous for Monroe.

Puyallup will be an absolute zoo. I and my neighbors will probably go - if it happens - for the same reason we went yesterday: not so much because we need anything at this stage, but because It will be a memorable, historic event.

Stopped in Surplus Ammo in Lakewood along I-5 yesterday morning as well just to have a look-see: crowded but orderly atmosphere, shelves and wall racks about 80% empty. Eight guys busy working behind the counter, 50 or more in the store, parking was a slight zoo. On the walls: two AR-15s, no AKs, no FALs, no HK-91 knock-offs, not even a Mosin-Nagant! - (saw only a few in Monroe, none under $150, none of the good Finnish ones). A few black shotguns. No one even looking at the depleted handgun supply in the cases. Almost NO bulk/surplus ammo for common guns (and it was expensive). One Pmag left and it sold as we were there for $56.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 9:06:21 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Thanks.

I’ve been wondering about re-upping my membership next week.

Now I’m kicking myself for not picking up the AR15 the guy offered me last time...

:-(


26 posted on 01/13/2013 10:28:51 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: djf

They “grace perioded” the admission charges if you had your old badge, but not sure if they will at Puyallup. Probably need to re-up to purchase a gun. LOTS of ARs still around at the show - price is the only issue. Good luck.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 1:46:09 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Last time mine expired and I re-upped, they deducted the $8 admission fee from the membership charge, so it was a wash.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 1:55:14 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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