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Sanford police: We'll buy your gun, no questions asked
The Orlando Slantinel ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Rene Stutzman

Posted on 02/22/2013 6:41:00 AM PST by Old Sarge

Edited on 02/22/2013 7:40:29 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

In another sign that Sanford police are ratcheting up their campaign against street violence, the department on Friday announced a gun buyback next week.

The agency will buy any gun no questions asked and give the person turning it in a $50 Target gift card.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Did not see this posted anywhere.

The original article was on 2/15/13, but the Slantinel reposted this morning.

Wondering if this will result in another backwards-aimed gun show?

1 posted on 02/22/2013 6:41:07 AM PST by Old Sarge
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To: MinuteGal

Could you please let the other Florida Freepers know?


2 posted on 02/22/2013 6:42:41 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

Man. If I still lived down in the area, I’d be there with a card table set up and a pocketful of $$$$$ about a 1/2 a block away. Buy some good stuff send the garbage on down the street to the cops. No questions asked. LOL! Of course there is always the possibility you might pick up a gun used in some sort of nefarious activity so make ‘em sign a bill of sale with ID just for your safety.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 6:47:39 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Old Sarge

Actually, I don’t have a problem with this if this causes some gang bangers to turn in ther guns, then fine. However, I highly doubt the effectiveness here. Gang bangers aren’t stupid either, they steal someone’s gun and then collect the gift card, or they’ll turn in some piece of junk while keeping their own stash.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 6:51:19 AM PST by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Obadiah

Or turn in a friend’s weapon to which they have an iron clad alibi.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 6:53:54 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Old Sarge

:: The agency will buy any gun – no questions asked – and give the person turning it in a $50 Target gift card. ::

Funny...isn’t this how the so-called “gun loophole” works?


6 posted on 02/22/2013 6:55:30 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Old Sarge

No questions until they run the serial numbers and then do ballistics testing on it. Then they’ll be at your door asking plenty of questions.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 6:56:12 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Yup. There was a situation within the past year where the government was taking this stuff "no questions asked" and a woman came in with something "interesting" and they pulled in into a back room and started asking a whole lot of questions.
8 posted on 02/22/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Old Sarge

Pittance paid confiscation.

Hopefully some shrewd buyers will be outside giving better deals.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 7:01:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Hartford CT stopped this type of program after they figured out the gang bangers were turning in Murder Weapons and essentially “laundering” them through the police.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 7:16:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Old Sarge

Since schools can suspend students for having a gun made of Popsicle sticks or even a photograph of a weapon, shouldn’t they qualify for the $50 gun buy back program?

Either it is a weapon or not a weapon. We can’t have the schools saying one thing and the police saying another.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 7:16:56 AM PST by Tai_Chung
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To: Old Sarge

The bangers and the regular criminals aren’t going to turn their good weapons in. They may turn in some crap weapons that they have stolen, so they can purchase some drugs with the money.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 7:17:42 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Obadiah; Bloody Sam Roberts
Reference Obadiah's post:

they steal someone’s gun and then collect the gift card, or they’ll turn in some piece of junk while keeping their own stash.

I've heard that in numerous places; turning in a POS for the cash or gibsmedats.

13 posted on 02/22/2013 7:18:27 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

I’ll give them $100 target card


14 posted on 02/22/2013 7:19:32 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Give a Cabelas’ card so they can go and put it down towards a better one.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 7:22:24 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tai_Chung

Oh, I’d LOVE to see someone call out an educator/indoctrinator about that!


16 posted on 02/22/2013 7:30:32 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

This is the same city that is trying to lynch George Zimmerman over the self defense capping of Trayvon Martin

Crime has exploded in Sanford since the self defense capping. Criminals know they can get away with a lot in Sanford since the Zimmerman lynch job


17 posted on 02/22/2013 7:34:10 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Old Sarge

“the department on Friday “

I didn’t know the US had a department on Friday!.

Sorry, it IS Friday tho.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 8:17:33 AM PST by jag.drafting
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To: Old Sarge

Today? I finally get one near me and I can’t make it on short notice. And they are only giving $50!

Sanford must have spent a lot of cash dumping their white chief and hiring a black one from “near Chicago” a week or so ago. You just knew that after the Trayvon Martin case they were going to limit their choice of colors for consideration.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 8:34:16 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Fifty dollars at Target - does anyone else see the irony?

I await the day they start handing out EBT cards with gun buybacks.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 8:42:03 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Mr. K
I’ll give them $100 target card

I'll give them $50 cash. Cash beats Target plastic.

21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:52:36 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: Old Sarge
Fifty dollars at Target - does anyone else see the irony?

LOL!!!!

22 posted on 02/22/2013 12:33:48 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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