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City Announces Next "Guns for Groceries" Program
wilx.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA

Posted on 02/01/2013 7:37:45 PM PST by marktwain

The city of Lansing has set February 9 as the date for it's next gun buyback program. It will take place at the Tabernacle of David Church at 2645 W. Holmes Rd in Lansing, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The "Guns for Groceries" program will exchange Meijer gift cards for operable guns. People who turn in a long gun will receive a $50 card, $100 cards will be given for a handgun and a $150 card will be given for each military-style assault weapons.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; lansing; mi; secondamendment; turnin
Only 10,000 dollars available. That is only 200 long guns or a 100 handguns. It could be a prime opportunity to pick of some decent guns inexpensively. A nice .22 pump or bolt gun for $75 would be very good. An in shape double that is functional for $100 is a steal. A Marlin 30-30 or Savage 99, or other deer rifle for $150 is three times what they are giving, and still a very good bargain.

Many activist across the country are attending these propaganda events, giving the leftists bad publicity, and getting some nice guns to boot.

I understand that special forms are necessary for the purchase of handguns in Michigan.

1 posted on 02/01/2013 7:37:57 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Here are a few recent examples, with links:

Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2982411/posts

AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2975505/posts

A Reader Reports from the Hartford CT Gun Buyback

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2965697/posts

Cleveland Gun Buyback Program Attracts Buyers Offering Cash for Guns (VIDEO) (OH)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2949475/posts

The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925955/posts

Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms ‘turn-in’ event at Memorial Coliseum(OR)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2920297/posts


2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:39:38 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

arugula starts with “ar”.

since it shares a common feature with a weapon of mass destruction, it should be banned.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:42:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
The last line of the story is questionable since Michigan is an open carry state but the possibility of some good deals exists just the same.

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4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:42:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

They are having a buyback here in Tampa tomorrow. I was going to go see if I could buy some. All the locations are down in the hood and I aint going there armed or not.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:42:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

More people die from food, than guns.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:46:50 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: marktwain

I’m waiting to hear that one of these gun turn-ins gets robbed .... just the irony of it.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:25 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: marktwain

I prefer getting the freshest groceries with my gun. ;-)


8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:46 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

When they did this in Detroit a while back, police tried to block people from crossing the street where the private buyers were.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain
Purchase permits aren't required with a CPL. :D They still need to be registered though.

If I can afford two guns (the lady will demand one too....), I'll get down there. I know the Lansing area well.

10 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:56 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: marktwain

Are people allowed to go there and proposition the people bringing in guns to buy it from them for MORE than the pawltry sum they are giving for the guns?


11 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:42 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Darren McCarty

Just about any serviceable shotgun or rifle is easily worth $75 or $100 at a bargain.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 7:55:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

Why would they get rid of their guns for “groceries” when they have food stamps. Oh, yes, I forgot. THOSE are ging sold on ebay and craigslist.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 8:17:28 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: marktwain
....I'll give you 200 bucks CASH for a "military style" weapon....
14 posted on 02/01/2013 8:18:48 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: marktwain

I am sure that I can be talked into bringing down a couple cans of tuna to trade for a gun.

It’s a good deal, and I can help feed the indigent.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 8:22:07 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: marktwain

“Guns for Crack” might be more successful.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 8:43:01 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: marktwain
Don't those ijjits ever learn anything? And maybe somebody could teach the maroon who wrote the story (a wordsmith, presumably) the correct use of the little apostrophe while they're at it.
"The city of Lansing has set February 9 as the date for it's next gun buyback program."
17 posted on 02/01/2013 9:23:26 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: marktwain

Sounds like another “buy ‘em up and hold a gun show” opportunity for local gun enthusiasts. Offer the folks prepaid Visas and outbid the other guys!


18 posted on 02/02/2013 3:11:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: marktwain

Need to surround the area with mobile advertising double, triple or better counter offers, even reasonable exchanges in gold or silver.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 3:33:48 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: marktwain
Wait...wait...wait. According to the lefties, ALL gun transfers should require a background check - are they going to do background checks here? < / sarc>

What about people buying multiple weapons at one time - the left opposes this too..... Oh so many positions that they oppose that they're doing at these "buybacks". It really has to be confusing to be a leftie. Up means down on some occasions except when it doesn't suit the situation.......

20 posted on 02/02/2013 4:38:31 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ever read 1984 by George Orwell? To the left, the ability to deceive oneself is very important.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 6:40:53 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

I do not own a firearm valued at $150 or less.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 12:26:37 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: exnavy
I have an old .38 I’d love to sell for $100. Too bad it would take me several days and $300 worth of gas to get there.
23 posted on 02/03/2013 3:51:07 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: marktwain

I might have to let them “buy back” a few.. Got 3 old junk revolvers in .32 rimfire. Couldn’t sell ‘em at the show for $50.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:04 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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