Skip to comments.NJ:Gun buybacks set for Atlantic City, Pleasantville on Friday and Saturday
Posted on 03/21/2013 5:15:44 AM PDT by marktwain
Atlantic County residents looking to get rid of their guns no questions asked will be able to do so during a two-day buyback beginning Friday.
The Guns for Cash event allows residents to turn in as many as three guns between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Officials will be at the Second Baptist Church in Atlantic city and the Faith Baptist Church in Pleasantville to collect the weapons in exchange for money.
The Attorney Generals Office is sponsoring the event the fifth in the state with $100,000 of seized funds. The Atlantic County Prosecutors Office is also adding forfeited money.
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It is clearly a use of forfeiture money to push a political agenda.
Private sales of most long guns are legal in New Jersey, so this might be an opportunity for brave activists to pick up some decent guns at reasonable prices, and to make some political statements of their own.
I find amusing these localities’ use of the term “buyback,” as if they were the original owners of these firearms in the first place.
If these people want to sell there guns they should go to the open market and get the going price for their guns. Not take what the local P.D. Is willing to give them.
Whatever the police will pay for the gun will not even get close to what you’d get Lon the open firearms market.
Here is an article discussing the way that forfeiture funds have been approved of by the Obama administration for this political use.
Here are links to numerous gun turn in events where private buyers purchased guns for cash.
Drugs will never become legal because the government loves all the cash and goods they bring. The drug cartels can rest assured they can continue as long as they turn in their competition and continue to funnel cash into the pockets of corrupt administrations and politicians.
If they had a gun “buy back” in an Arizona church, the parishioners would probably buy all the guns before the “state” got them.
(Are NJ churches gun free zones? Special exemption for police? Oh, that’s right, it’s New Jersey. Nevermind.)
So is putting it in the police department's general slush fund. Civil forfeiture is an abomination.
Bring appropriately shaped Pop-Tarts.