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CT:Gun buy-back participant: 'We're all nice guys turning in guns we don't want'
theday.com ^ | 2 March, 2013 | Kathleen Edgecomb

Posted on 03/02/2013 6:19:23 PM PST by marktwain

But along with many who stood in the cold waiting their turn, he was skeptical that the program would get guns out of the hands of criminals.

“This is a little bit of a farce,’’ he said, as he pointed out that all of the dozen or so people in line were older, including two men who were wearing retired Navy caps.

“Look at us,” he said. “There’s not a criminal here. We’re all nice guys turning in guns we don’t want.”

Barry Weiner, the head of the city’s Water & Water Pollution Control Authority, was there to turn in a .22-caliber handgun he once used for target shooting. He agreed that the program seems more like a feel-good notion than an effective way to battle crime.

“This is foolish,’’ he said. “Nobody here will do anything illegal with these guns. The people who need to get rid of their guns aren’t going to bring them here.”

Another man, a gun collector from Baltic who did not want to give his name, brought an AK-47 rifle he had purchased legally in 1993, a year before the ban on assault-style weapons. He said he was turning it in because he “did not want to be a criminal.”

“I did all the paperwork ... I was approved by the state police ... but now it’s illegal for me to own it,’’ he said.

The weapon is worth about $2,000, he said, but he has no legal way of selling it. Another gun owner standing near him joked that he would give him a trip to Hawaii for the gun.

The Baltic man said he would take the gift card and buy more guns.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; buyback; guncontrol; propaganda; secondamendment; turnin
Connecticut is a state where the police actively discourage private sales. It is one of the few places where people have not shown up offering cash for these nice old guns.
1 posted on 03/02/2013 6:19:34 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

This is beyond nauseating, on several different levels.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 6:22:18 PM PST by tomkat
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To: marktwain
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3 posted on 03/02/2013 6:23:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns, is like having yourself castrated because you believe the neighbors have too many kids.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: marktwain
“This is a little bit of a farce,’’ he said

Gee, d'ya think?

(Another brilliant move by the elected officials - NOT.)

5 posted on 03/02/2013 6:29:08 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: marktwain

Do they accept pictures of guns, or fingers pointed as guns?


6 posted on 03/02/2013 6:29:08 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: marktwain

Lenin aptly named these people: “Useful Idiots.”. These people have to be out of their minds to wilfully divest themselves of the only thing that can protect themselves and their families from criminals and a tyrannical U.S. Government that is totally out of control and bent upon total control of the American citizen!


7 posted on 03/02/2013 6:31:48 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: marktwain

It has been stated by high government officials as fact: “You have a right to be stupid”!


8 posted on 03/02/2013 6:33:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: marktwain

A gun, if you respect it and follow the safety rules, can be a lot of fun. If you act carelessly, someone could get hurt.
Guns are like cars - only cars are deadlier. They kill more people than guns.



9 posted on 03/02/2013 6:41:07 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: marktwain

FU CONN.

MOLON LABE


10 posted on 03/02/2013 6:41:54 PM 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: SkyDancer

Dunno.
Sometimes when you’re young and short of cash, you might buy some real crap.
I have some pistols I’d turn in for $50 - that is worth more than I’d get in a pawnshop and I don’t dislike anybody enough to sell these guns like these to them.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 6:45:43 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: marktwain

The idiot with the AK could sell it online to an out of State Buyer. You just Have to use an FFL to ship it out.

What are they smoking up there?

If they had a Gun Buyback that paid decently, I have an old .22 Rifle that I would let go for a few Hundred bucks.

My other Guns wouldn’t miss it. The proceeds would provide some nice new ammunition to feed them. Trickle down you know.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 6:48:01 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: marktwain

I think these “turn in your guns” operations are just a way to supply cops with throw-downs.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 7:03:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marktwain

This moron can’t take his supposedly-illegal AK-type rifle to another state and sell it?


14 posted on 03/02/2013 7:16:17 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: marktwain

There are some really special kind of stupid people in this country. These examples here are a scary reminder.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 7:19:35 PM PST by soycd
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To: soycd

Apparently Barry Wiener hasn’t heard of the old adage, “Nice guys finish last.”


16 posted on 03/02/2013 7:22:50 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: marktwain

I lived in CT years ago. I can’t recognize the state now. It is headed for California at light speed, with sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, skyrocketing welfare dependency and radical labor unions stealing elections (Malloys was stolen in Bridgeport with fake “votes” in Hefty bags). And of course - the insanity over guns, in a state once so famous across the nation for production of quality firearms that won the West. Disgusting and tragic.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 8:35:13 PM PST by montag813
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To: ozzymandus
"This moron can’t take his supposedly-illegal AK-type rifle to another state and sell it?"

I didn't know the CT bills had been signed by the governor. I have no doubt they will, but he would have time after the bill is signed into law to comply. Either something is missing from the story -- or the guy really is the kind of idiot who lights cigars with $100 bills.

18 posted on 03/02/2013 8:37:24 PM 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: montag813

I still live in Ct, but not for much longer.

Your description of Ct’s steep decline is depressingly true. Democrats bought permanent power with the income tax.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 8:49:52 PM PST by y6162
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To: marktwain

"One thing about living in the United States I could never stomach: all the damned idiots!"

20 posted on 03/02/2013 8:52:22 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Jmouse007

They are complete morons. Whatever red state I eventually move to, they better not follow me there


21 posted on 03/02/2013 8:55:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Little Ray

Thing is some people are turning guns worth hundreds of dollars.


22 posted on 03/02/2013 9:02:52 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: y6162

-— I still live in Ct, but not for much longer.

Your description of Ct’s steep decline is depressingly true. ——

I have a liberal relative who moved to a pretty rough part of New Britain. On purpose.

You can’t fix stupid.


23 posted on 03/02/2013 9:09:36 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SkyDancer; marktwain
Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns, is like having yourself castrated because you believe the neighbors have too many kids.

Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!

24 posted on 03/02/2013 9:12:05 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: GOPJ

Yea, won something. Finally!


25 posted on 03/02/2013 9:16:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I know. It is a horrible thing. I am proud of those folks who work around the cops to rescue the good guns.
I was just pointing out that some guns ARE crap and if you can make a few bucks off the Hoplophobes with ‘em it is a good thing!


26 posted on 03/03/2013 6:18:40 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

It has been stated by high government officials as fact: “You have a right to be stupid”!
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Yep, you have a right to stumble and fall off the “mile high swinging bridge” at Grandfather Mountain, you also have the right to go splat at the bottom. The high government officials never seem to explain to the dingalings that you don’t have the right to avoid the consequences of your stupidity.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 7:06:27 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: montag813

“...a state once so famous across the nation for production of quality firearms that won the West.”
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Oh, yes, back in the sixties people who ran small machine shops in the South were waiting many months for a chance to by a “Bridgeport”, a small milling machine that every shop wanted. I worked in the engineering office of a bearing factory that depended mainly on talent imported from Connecticut to keep things running. What happened?


28 posted on 03/03/2013 7:15:21 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

On the bright side, New Britain has a lovely (and cheap) municipal golf course: Stanley. The carts have GPS even.


29 posted on 03/03/2013 7:30:58 AM PST by y6162
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To: marktwain

The Connecticut Concentration Camp.

A quaranteen zone for the useful idiots.


30 posted on 03/03/2013 7:44:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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