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Gun buyback in downtown Seattle draws big crowd (funded by Amazon.com)
king5.com ^

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:19:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning for a gun buyback in Seattle. One man even brought a rocket launcher. He said it had already been used and could not do any harm.

Mason Vranish said he bought it from a man for $100, but within seconds police took it off his hands.

“Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish.

Officers gave Vranish a gift card and said they will investigate and will let him know if he can have it back The event was supposed to go until 3 p.m., but the even drew such a big crowd, police wrapped up by noon.

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The program is funded by donations from Amazon of $30,000, the Seattle Police Foundation of $25,000, and local businesses including Pemco totaling more than $118,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at king5.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; amazongunbuyback; americanpravda; awb; banglist; buttociatedpress; gunbuyback; guncontrol; obama; pravdamedia; scaryguns; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:19:10 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

As Amazon has thousands of gun related products on their site.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:25:44 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I saw one man turning in a AK47 for his $100 gift card. I wish I had driven there. I’d have given him $200 for it and he wouldn’t have had to stand in line in the rain.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 12:25:53 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug

I bet in the near future their will be hundreds if not thousands of people surrounding these buyback centers with signs offering to double, triple or go 10 times or more for what the Police are giving.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 12:30:14 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Revolting cat!
“Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish.

Guilty until proven innocent.

"What difference does it make?!!"

5 posted on 01/27/2013 12:32:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Eye of Unk

Do they get paid in cash at the buyback centers?

Is there any record of who dropped off what (since even a pawn store has to keep files on items in case stolen merchandise is being fenced)?

Has anyone ever been robbed of his buyback cash/check after leaving such a place unarmed?


6 posted on 01/27/2013 12:36:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red in Blue PA

so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally

Sort of like fast and furious?????


7 posted on 01/27/2013 12:36:27 PM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: Red in Blue PA
But some people were not turning guns in, rather they were offering cash to people who brought guns to the buyback. Some even offered free doughnuts as they attempted to buy guns on the street.

hahahaha

There were almost 75,000 background checks in Washington in December, and over half a million in all of 2012. I hope the libs feel good about themselves. I would characterize this as a useless exercise and waste of resources, but maybe a stolen gun will be returned to its owner.

8 posted on 01/27/2013 12:39:06 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Chipper

Yes, that’s true. I have purchased pistol grips, slings, and iron sights, etc. via Amazon marketplace. I suppose they want it both ways. Bezos has his political beliefs but doesn’t want them to interfere with his bottom line.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 12:39:38 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Another reason to not buy anything from amazon. I live in commiefornia.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 12:44:10 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Won’t be long some organized group of thugs will don some police blues, set up a tent, have a trailer mounted electronic sign saying Police Buyback-Top Dollar paid-or Silver and mobs of stupid people will come running over each other in a flash mob for their fair share of the silver.

And then just before the real police show up they take off with the goods and the counterfeit cash and the fake silver.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 12:49:45 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“One man even brought a rocket launcher”

A used rocket launcher is about as valuable a weapon as a piece of pipe. Either this is an old story, or there have now been two rocket launcher ‘incidents’ in recent weeks.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 12:56:55 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish."

You can legally buy inert items such as rocket launchers and expended LAWS at many Surplus stores all over the nation. I would call these Gub'ment Lackeys running this thing a bunch of morons but that comparison wouldn't be fair to the greater moron community...

13 posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:07 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I’m sure they knew it was a surplus item. These buyback events are mostly theater.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 1:08:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The first Buyback program.

The Gunpowder Incident (or Gunpowder Affair) was a conflict early in the American Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and militia led by Patrick Henry. On April 20, 1775, one day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord (and well before news of that event reached Virginia), Lord Dunmore ordered the removal of the gunpowder from the magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia to a Royal Navy ship.

This action sparked local unrest, and militia companies began mustering throughout the colony. Patrick Henry led a small militia force toward Williamsburg to force return of the gunpowder to the colony’s control. The matter was resolved without conflict when a payment of £330 was made to Henry. Dunmore, fearing for his personal safety, later retreated to a naval vessel, ending royal control of the colony.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 1:17:29 PM PST by Shellback Chuck
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To: Chipper

“As Amazon has thousands of gun related products on their site.”

yes, indeed .......

http://www.amazon.com./s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/178-5588926-5777257?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=AR&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AAR


16 posted on 01/27/2013 1:20:34 PM PST by DKM
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To: lacrew

KOMO News was there live. I saw it myself. Must be a few out there.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 1:24:53 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug

I was at the gun shop the other day and they had 3 used AK’s for sale.

They were over $1100 ea.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 1:43:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Yup. Anybody who feels the need to turn a gun into a buy-back program would be better served selling it to a pawn shop.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:45 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

A fellow came in and said B&S gunshop was selling .22 ammo at $100 for 100 rounds.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 2:09:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The last gun buyback in Seattle was in 1992 and had absolutely no impact whatsoever, except to make a few deluded lefties feel warm and fuzzie. They think as fools, speak as fools and act as fools.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 2:36:58 PM PST by Spok
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To: Red in Blue PA

“The event was supposed to go until 3 p.m., but the even drew such a big crowd, police wrapped up by noon.”

Think if the crowd had been even bigger. It probably would have closed by 10 or 11 a.m.!


22 posted on 01/27/2013 2:50:46 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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