Skip to comments.NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)
Posted on 02/24/2013 6:54:56 PM PST by marktwain
Gun owners got another opportunity to turn over their firearms to the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office on Saturday.
In exchange owners got a gift card worth up to $200.
Private gun buyers were also on hand at the buy-back and so was a local woman who opposed what theyre legally allowed to do on the sidelines.
People returned 326 guns, including two assault weapons, and BCSO handed out $41,000 in gift cards in exchange.
Before BCSO collects and destroys a room full of various firearms, owners are presented with another option outside.
Deputies kept a group of private buyers across the street.
(Excerpt) Read more at kob.com ...
LOL, I like it!
[...] No county or municipality shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.The above has case-law holding that such extends to the sale of firearms for the simple/obvious reason that a regulation on sales is a regulation on the keeping -- if you're in NM & interested you can likely go to your county courthouse and examine the annotated State Constitution for the exact cases.
[People returned 326 guns, including two assault weapons, and BCSO handed out $41,000 in gift cards in exchange.]
That’s about $125 per weapon. I wish they’d come to my town. I’ve got a pile of junk I’d like to unload.
You really have to wonder how many of these guns were used in crimes and the perps just want to get rid of them “no questions asked”.
The same way the law is here in Michigan as well. Lord knows many cities have tried to pass laws banning guns but the state constitution is clear.
Two assault weapons? For $200 each? ... Full auto select fire weapons are worth thousands more than that!
I always cringe a little when I see the words “buy back”. The government isn’t buying back nor reclaiming anything it owns. Freepers know this but it just seems like giving in to the new world double speak lingo to not parenthesize this phrase.
Well, they obviously are. So what? Does she feel that anti-rights people have no right to make THEIR opinion known at gatherings of pro-rights people? Impartial rules are a bitch, bitch.
I fail to see how anyone but a flaming leftwingnut can justify spending taxpayer dollars on “buying back” guns. What does this have to do with law enforcement? What right does the Sheriff have to do this—apart from contagious idiocy?
Depriving gangsters of their guns would make sense. But buying guns from ordinary citizens? It makes no more sense than cash for clunkers. Waste of taxpayer dollars.
“I think they’re violating the spirit of the gun buy-back,” said Jill Gatwood of Albuquerque.
Gatwood still remembers how guns changed her life in 1981. “I was working at a store and a man showed up and held a gun against my back,” she said.
Luckily he didnt shoot her. Now, she doesnt want guns to somehow get into the wrong hands.
Guess what Jill your attacker probably did the same thing to someone else yesterday. Maybe his next victim will have enough sense to kill him.
I hate that term “buy back,” too.
On Saturday, there was a “buy back” in the southern Maine town of Falmouth. On the evening news, the clueless anchorette kept using the term, “Take back.” I swore at the TV.
Pffft. I wonder how many people in NM personally own more than 326 guns?
It's probably in the thousands.
Not if the manufacturer of those assault weapons is Daisy.