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Columbus (Mississippi) Police want your guns
WTVA ^ | 2\6\13 | STAFF

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:50:41 AM PST by WKB

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked.

The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town.

If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday.

Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols.

Hand guns would would be purchased for $100.

Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth $300.

Funds to purchase weapons would come from a variety of sources including the city of Columbus, business leaders and churches.

"We want to make Columbus the safest city in Mississippi and I think this is the first step in that endeavor," Councilman Kabir Karriem said.

"Rather than allow the criminal element to break in to the home and steal the guns, turn them in and get then off the streets," Police Chief Selvain McQueen said.

Officials say this effort would not be a sting operation.

All weapons would be checked for lost or stolen status.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment
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We want to make Columbus the safest city in Mississippi
1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:50:43 AM PST by WKB
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To: MamaB; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 02/06/2013 4:52:36 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

must be the zer0holder area of Mississippi

the rest of the state must be ROTF!


3 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:45 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: WKB

Great news. Anyone interested in a bargain take cash and make offers to anyone walking up to the buyback tables.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:56 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: WKB

The chief should be fired immediately.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 4:55:13 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: WKB

“Rather than allow the criminal element to break in to the home and steal the guns, turn them in and get then off the streets,”

Then when they break into your home, YOU will be the only ones MURDERED, as you will be unable to defend yourself.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 4:55:34 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: WKB

Look for home break ins looking for guns to go up.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:24 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: WKB

If they are serious, they need to start by tripling the amount they are willing to pay. What a joke.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:48 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: WKB
Honest people hand in their guns, the criminals won't.
Criminals from out of town can now feel safer going there.
How exactly is that making the town safer?

9 posted on 02/06/2013 4:58:32 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: WKB

How come nobody has created and put up a Youtube video showing a bunch of Gang Bangers, doing recon on the lines of sheeple voluntarily disarming?? Then following them home and collecting their bounty??

Furthermore, it sounds more like the Chief is making the case for Police Officers to keep their weapons at the Station when Off Duty, Maybe it should be ILLEGAL for on Off duty cop to Have a Firearm at home, just to make sure Nobody steals it.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 5:00:41 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: WKB
If they want to make Columbus the safest city in Mississippi, they should be selling firearms at those prices to their citizens.
11 posted on 02/06/2013 5:07:40 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: WKB

“Kabir Karriem”?


12 posted on 02/06/2013 5:14:04 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: WKB
"Rather than allow the criminal element to break in to the home and steal the guns, turn them in and get then off the streets," Police Chief Selvain McQueen said.

This guy has the mental capacity and I.Q. of a small poodle...well, maybe, not quite that high.

13 posted on 02/06/2013 5:15:32 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup
This guy has the mental capacity and I.Q. of a small poodle...well, maybe, not quite that high.

I believe that's a prerequisite for making Police Chief.
From the attitudes we're seeing at that level...

14 posted on 02/06/2013 5:18:28 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: WKB

I have a worthless .25cal that the first $100 could have.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 5:21:06 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: WKB
More Guns, Less Crime.

Only an IDIOT would give up their gun.
You might give them some bullets, heated of course, and at a high velocity.

The United States Citizens KNOW that they're going to have to fight TYRANTS in their own government.
You cannot protect life, without the ability to take life.

While you are WAITING for the police to respond, someone could be losing their life.
All people of a responsible age should be armed.

As EternalVigilance reminded us:

Click here to read the 12 page pamphlet.


Let us NEVER FORGET THAT !

Let's subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
16 posted on 02/06/2013 5:23:27 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: GoldenPup
"This guy has the mental capacity and I.Q. of a small poodle...well, maybe, not quite that high"

Yes, that was an insult to small poodles. Some good size gun shop needs to get a professionally made up sign and stand a half block away: Will pay $130 cash for any handgun marked Colt, Smith & Wesson, High Standard!" Stop and talk". Unfortunately most people in that town probably couldn't read the sign. Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm.

17 posted on 02/06/2013 5:34:14 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: WKB

“Rather than allow the criminal element to break in to the home and steal the guns, turn them in and get then off the streets,” Police Chief Selvain McQueen said.

How about keeping the gun and shooting the criminal asshole dead when he breaks in thus reducing the criminal element and making the city safer?


18 posted on 02/06/2013 5:41:24 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: WKB
GET YOUR GUNS HERE!
NO BACKGROUND CHECKS!
NO REGISTRATION!







I'm sure that people will pay at least 4 times as much as the cops will.

Y'all come.
And bring cash!

19 posted on 02/06/2013 5:42:42 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: eyeamok

I did see a video where a group prettending to be ‘Citizens Against Gun Violence’ went around a neighborhood with a clipboard and signs. They would talk to the homeowners who would all say’ of course I’m against gun violence, guns are terrible, we should get them off the street, etc..” Then the group would offer to put a sign saying ‘Proud to be a gun free home’ with a big picture of a gun with a line through it. Every single person refused! It was pretty funny.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 5:46:42 AM PST by usmom
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To: WKB

You know some , perhaps many of these guns wind up in personal collections of various officials and officers. Many confiscated weapons go into evidence rooms and aren’t there when rare audits are done so why would buybacks have a different outcome? TIt ise a way to get extra “drop guns” and personal weapons paid for by the taxpayers.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 5:49:39 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: usmom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt1Zy_ASNyA&feature=player_embedded


22 posted on 02/06/2013 5:53:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: WKB

I’ve lived in Columbus and also near Kennesaw, Georgia, where it is the law that every household have a gun. I’ll go with the Kennesaw model. It is almost crime free.


23 posted on 02/06/2013 6:06:44 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: WKB
No questions asked.

So.....I know a guy who look advantage of one of these "Anonymous buybacks". He had an old 8mm Mauser - said that the receiver tended to fail under modern loads, he wouldn't shoot it, and he didn't feel right just "unloading" (pardon the pun) it on someone.

Anyhoo, guy goes to the ANONYMOUS buyback. Police Dept gives him a lengthy form to fill out. "No, do you want this or not?", approximately, was the guy's reaction.

Additionally, there was a TV film crew there. They wanted permission to film him "handing over the guns". His reaction to the newsweasels can't be put on FR.

So much for anonymity. As an aside, he said that he was yakking with the local chief of police and only seven (7) people had bothered to show up for the buyback, and it was pretty late in the day. However, that didn't prevent the news from covering it like it was the Super Bowl....they just neglected to mention the turnout.

24 posted on 02/06/2013 6:14:14 AM PST by wbill
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To: WKB

I wish I could get there. I’ve got an old single shot .22 that I got when I was a kid. The sights are missing and the stock is cracked but I think it will still fire. I could get $200 that I could put toward a new AR.

Cool!


25 posted on 02/06/2013 6:17:27 AM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: WKB
**"All weapons would be checked for lost or stolen status."**

At least they're up front about it -- but this means that almost all the guns that they collect will be cheap or broken junk. Or turned in by individuals who can't read.

26 posted on 02/06/2013 6:20:15 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: caver
"they need to start by tripling the amount they are willing to pay."

Actually, if I were near by, I would turn in some guns I inherited. I have several single shot 12 gage shotguns. These cost all of 3 to 5 dollars from a Sears catalog when they were bought somewhere around a century ago. They have broken stocks, rusted parts, and I wouldn't trust them with blanks. If I could sell them for $200 each, I'd take it in a heartbeat.

27 posted on 02/06/2013 6:26:36 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
“Kabir Karriem”?

Farrakhan worshipper.

28 posted on 02/06/2013 6:29:09 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BitWielder1

“Honest people hand in their guns, the criminals won’t.
Criminals from out of town can now feel safer going there.
How exactly is that making the town safer?”
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These ideas come from people who say that conservatives are inconsistent when they support the death penalty for convicted murderers but are against “late term” abortion yet somehow they are consistent because they reverse those two stands. Anyone with an ounce of gray matter knows that if the conservative stand is inconsistent the mirror image stand that the left wing takes cannot possibly be consistent, either both are inconsistent or both are consistent. If consistency means that those who support the death penalty for murder must support abortion then consistency means that left wingers who oppose the death penalty for murder must oppose abortion. Left wing nutcases simply have no use for logic, if they understand it at all they simply pretend not to.

Please be aware Americans that if you are dealing with those who support the left wing view you are dealing with people who are either incapable of logical thinking or so evil that they pretend not to understand logic if it conflicts with their evil intent, they may be either one but they MUST be one or the other. This is not simply a matter of a difference of opinion. To imagine so is to leave yourself wide open.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: WKB

I am opposed to these “buybacks” because they are useless but even if there was some benefit in crime reduction, why would they offer more money for a rifle or shotgun than they would for a handgun.

Is there a rash of crimes being committed with Remington 700s and Mossberg 500s?


30 posted on 02/06/2013 6:54:50 AM PST by gunnut
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To: WKB

A lot of ratchet guns are finally going to be worth some money.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 6:56:37 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: grobdriver
I believe that's a prerequisite for making Police Chief. From the attitudes we're seeing at that level...

Police chiefs have no opinions or attitudes. When they talk to reporters, they are voicing the opinions of the politicians who appoint them (but who may not want those opinions directly attributed to them).

32 posted on 02/06/2013 6:59:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Junk would be the only thing I would turn in.


33 posted on 02/06/2013 7:01:34 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: usmom

‘Proud to be a gun free home’ with a big picture of a gun with a line through it.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
If paid enough, I may be apt to put up such a sign.

BUT, I would probably be assessed much more than whatever they could pay when some guys lawyer was suing me and using the sign to prove I ‘baited’ the thief.


34 posted on 02/06/2013 7:08:48 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: Vaquero

“must be the zer0holder area of Mississippi”

troodat Selvain & Kabir be bruddahs of a diffrunt muddah.

Would post pics but for being HTMiLiterate.


35 posted on 02/06/2013 7:25:04 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: usmom

Yeah I have seen it too, but for greater impact, a video of Gang Bangers choosing their prey from the Voluntary Disarmament lines would go viral if done properly, say like using REAL incidents and pretending you are CBS and FAKE EVERYTHING up to the point of the Crime.


36 posted on 02/06/2013 7:38:42 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: WKB

BB and air guns for $20? That sounds like a money making proposition to me. Here’s a cheap airsoft pistol set for $7.25 with free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Whetstone-Airsoft-Pistol-Dueling-Pistols/dp/B003VCEDJS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360164854&sr=8-1&keywords=BB+gun

Is there a limit on the number of guns one can sell?


37 posted on 02/06/2013 7:42:54 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: WKB; GoldenPup; Vaquero; dljordan
Surpriiiiise!

Police Chief Selvain McQueen and sidekick...

38 posted on 02/06/2013 8:17:19 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Fightin Whitey
"Would post pics but for being HTMiLiterate."

Posted it for you...

39 posted on 02/06/2013 8:24:38 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: WKB
Columbus, Mississippi . . . the birthplace of


40 posted on 02/06/2013 8:27:32 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: WKB

This should be nipped in the bud by making just a slight modification to their press release. Suppose ‘the usual suspects’ would notice?

“COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — We want just black people to give us their guns. No questions asked.

“The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of black-owned firearms in town.

“If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available for black people to surrender guns on a designated Saturday...”


41 posted on 02/06/2013 10:08:35 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: BitWielder1

In buybacks some enterprising criminals turn in guns, too. Some have been known to steal guns to make a few bucks turning them in “no questions asked.”


42 posted on 02/06/2013 11:35:41 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: WKB

Bless their hearts.


43 posted on 02/06/2013 11:42:37 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TXnMA

thank you Tex...


44 posted on 02/06/2013 4:26:27 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: WKB

Well at least they are paying a little more than ‘Pawn Stars’ ! LOL


45 posted on 02/06/2013 4:32:25 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: usmom

Then the group would offer to put a sign saying ‘Proud to be a gun free home’ with a big picture of a gun with a line through it. Every single person refused! It was pretty funny
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Would putting the sign up for its “decoy” appeal be OK?


46 posted on 02/06/2013 10:10:18 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

My pleasure... ‘-)


47 posted on 02/06/2013 10:26:23 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: WKB

Let me get this straight, they are paying the MOST for a Gun that is used the LEAST by Criminals committing “Gun Crimes”.

Then again, I’m not surprised. In CA, they outlawed the Barrett 50 CAL, a Rifle that has NEVER been used in a Crime.

Yep, Liberals are NUTS, no doubt about it.


48 posted on 02/06/2013 10:54:09 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: WKB

rather odd for Mississippi

then again almost 60% black and of course the usual high crime rate

still no excuse

what about decent crackers and decent blacks to defend themselves from the usual goblins?


49 posted on 02/06/2013 10:55:34 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

At one time there was a slight advantage to living in rural MS now a days not that much.


50 posted on 02/07/2013 2:11:52 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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