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Springfield (MA) police: 3 of the 333 firearms turned in during buyback were assault weapons
The Republican ^

Posted on 03/05/2013 3:10:34 PM PST by matt04

Three of the 333 firearms handed over during a seven-hour buyback conducted by Springfield police on Saturday were deemed by officers to be assault weapons.

Officer Richard Rodrigues said one of the weapons was a Chinese model, another resembled an AR-15 and the third was a Hi-Tec.

Each one of those weapons netted $100 worth of VISA gift cards for those who turned them in. Information on the specific models was not immediately available.

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Of the firearms turned in Saturday, 112 were shotguns, 101 were handguns, 117 were rifles and three were black powder guns, Rodrigues said.

Two additional firearms, deemed by police firearm experts as potentially rare, will be handed over to the museum at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site for further evaluation. One is a so-called pepperbox handgun and the other is a musket, Rodrigues said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; springfield
So they couldn't even get a actual AR-15 off the streets?
1 posted on 03/05/2013 3:10:41 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Turning in a firearm worth $3000 at today’s prices for a $100 gift card.

Oh wait it’s Massachusetts.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 3:22:30 PM PST by DBrow
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To: matt04
"Officer Richard Rodrigues said one of the weapons was a Chinese model".

I once knew a Chinese girl that was killer, she was beautiful enough to be a model. Wouldn't have traded her for all the gift cards in the world.

3 posted on 03/05/2013 3:47:14 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: DBrow

Those black powder Pilgrim Blunderbusses are worth a fortunate. But in Massachusetts they are designated as WMD and destroyed.

My tongue is in my cheek, but at least I’m not in Assachusetts.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 3:50:18 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: matt04

Lets see...last month there were 2.3 million background checks...assuming 95% resulted in successful sales, that’s 78,035 a day.

At that rate, the 333 guns ‘taken off the street’ were replaced in 6 minutes.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 3:55:13 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: matt04

I’m not even sure I would sell mine for 3 times what I paid for it.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 3:55:25 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: matt04

How many convicted felons, crazy nuts and other criminals participated?


7 posted on 03/05/2013 4:11:46 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: matt04
The SPD backed GHWB in 88' in his run and the Democratic Apparatchik mechanism ground them down for eons because of it.

Looks like many of those types must be retired by now now doesn't it....

8 posted on 03/05/2013 4:13:47 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: matt04

I understand that these are “no questions asked” events. Do they check the serial numbers to see if the guns can be returned to the people they were stolen from?


9 posted on 03/05/2013 4:15:07 PM PST by Figment
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To: LurkedLongEnough

“How many convicted felons, crazy nuts and other criminals participated?”

Likely all of them. Great way to get rid of a dirty gun


10 posted on 03/05/2013 4:18:08 PM PST by Figment
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To: matt04
Three of the 333 firearms handed over during a seven-hour buyback conducted by Springfield police on Saturday were deemed by officers to be assault weapons.

and the rest were stolen!

11 posted on 03/05/2013 4:54:44 PM PST by True Grit
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To: matt04

Wow! Did they take pictures? Do we actually get to see one of these mysterious “assault weapons” we’ve been hearing sooo much about?


12 posted on 03/05/2013 5:00:22 PM 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

13 posted on 03/05/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: True Grit

I wonder how many were turned in by ticked off soon to be X wives....


14 posted on 03/05/2013 6:20:00 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Figment

IIRC, they said they would check all s/n to see if any are stolen and try to return it.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 8:37:35 PM PST by matt04
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To: Travis McGee
I harbor no illusions as to why 'they' want to take away the rifles so badly.

In 'their' parlance, a rifle is a stand off weapon. If all you have is a handgun then you are already dead when one of those new DHS armored vehicles rolls up your street.

16 posted on 03/06/2013 5:53:14 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

Yep, starting with the semis, then moving to the scoped deer rifles aka “terrorist sniper rifles.”

“No real hunter needs a telescopic sight to murder Bambi!”


17 posted on 03/06/2013 5:58:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

My GF says she loves your Enemies trilogy,cannot stop reading,,says you are absolutely visionary and prophetic. As soonas she finishes them its Castigo Cay.I am trying to convince her the life of living on a boat in the Cairibbean.......


18 posted on 03/06/2013 6:14:54 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Travis McGee
The best assessment I've read was here on FR:

1. A pistol is to protect you and/or a loved one from an armed assailant.

2. A shotgun is to protect you and/or your loved ones from an armed intruder to your home.

3. A semi-automatic tactical rifle is to keep the government from trying to take numbers 1 and 2.

19 posted on 03/06/2013 7:04:50 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; Travis McGee
This might be what you're referring to:


20 posted on 03/06/2013 11:38:15 AM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

Bingo.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 12:41:39 PM 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
With that settled, when you've nothing to defend with them you can have a banana split.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 1:06:26 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: matt04

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


23 posted on 03/09/2013 7:23:35 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: matt04

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


24 posted on 03/09/2013 7:23:35 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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