Skip to comments.Gun buyback holds rare economic opportunity for one Tucsonan(poor widow)
Posted on 01/14/2013 1:14:07 PM PST by marktwain
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some pictures are so powerful that there are not enough words to spin away their message.
One scene that the media hoped you would never know about played out before their cameras at the political stunt gun buyback held by Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik last week.
The crews got the pictures, learned the story, and then deliberately tossed them in an online gallery with a hundred others pictures, or left on the television newsroom cutting floor.
She said she came to sell a gun to feed herself for two weeks. The $50 Safeway gift card held the promise of food that she could not afford.
When you are hungry and afraid, the safety a gun might provide, or the fact that you are a bit player in some political hacks melodrama probably doesnt enter your mind.
If you live in Tucson, ranked as the 6th poorest metropolitan area in the country, the prospects that you can hold on to what little you have are slim to none. If you live in Tucson, the ravaged roads pitted from neglect and graft help remind of your dim prospects every time you must use your precious gas to get to the unemployment office.
The gun buyback might have been one of the few economic opportunities provided by the City of Tucson in a long time.
According to witnesses, she said she came to sell a gun to feed herself for two weeks. She said she was widowed and wanted to turn her husbands gun in for food. The $50 Safeway gift card held the promise of food that she could not afford. Now, because of a wonderful system called capitalism, she could feed herself for a month, she said.
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Oh dear God...
what a false, emotional, mawkish article this is. Typical for journalists at the average american city newspaper.
Great story! I’m a bit upset reading about the widow’s plight, but at least she didn’t give the gun away to be destroyed by the “government”.
“They went with the tragic story about the man who turned in the evil gun his brother used to kill himself”
Wouldn’t this gun have been taken as evidence...and this guy would have had to actively try to get the gun back...fill out paperwork, drive down to the police station, etc...just to get the ‘tainted’ gun that he ceremoniously brought to the buyback. I’m not sure I believe it.
I will give you emotional; mawkish, maybe; but where is the "false" part?
,,, let’s see here ,,,,,,,
A gun “buy back” would infer that the guns belonged to them in the begining . What bull !
Some women have absolutely no concept of how much a firearm is worth. One of my friends found a .32 auto pistol at a garage sale. The widow woman wanted what her husband paid for it back in 1940, $15.00.
So he got a high quality .32 for the price of three hamburgers.
Another widow sold her husband’s M1 Garand and other firearms to the local police for almost nothing. Lots of neighbors were mad about that as they felt the cops “took her to the cleaners”.
“Now, because of a wonderful system called capitalism, she could feed herself for a month, she said”
That is false; what happened is not capitalism.
Absolutly it would have been. In AZ, it would have been held 6 months. Unfortunately we know from experience.