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More Than Two Dozen Firearms Turned in at Miami Beach's First Ever Gun Buyback
nbcmiami.com ^ | 30 March, 2013 | Betty Yu

Posted on 03/31/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT by marktwain

The Miami Beach Police Department declared the city's first ever gun buyback held at the convention center Saturday a success with more than two dozens firearms turned in to authorities.

"As you can see on the table we have four shotguns and a number of semi-automatic pistols, as well as revolvers," Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said. "Those are the type of weapons that we are encountering on the streets here."

"Anything we can do to take a weapon off the street is one less potential disaster," Commissioner Jerry Libbin said.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; buyback; fl; guncontrol; secondamendment; turnin
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Note the comment from the police chief that demonizes armed citizens and the ownership of firearms.

These events are pure political theater. No mention of private buyers at this event, which is unusual, as it it becoming common for private buyers to compete with police where private sales are not forbidden. Only a handful of states forbid private sales.

1 posted on 03/31/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Jackoffs


2 posted on 03/31/2013 5:29:32 AM PDT 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: marktwain
a success with more than two dozens firearms turned in

"more than two dozens"?

Gollee, Gomer, let's sit back and watch the crime rate go down.

Why, that's over half the guns in Miami, right? maybe two-thirds?

3 posted on 03/31/2013 5:32:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: marktwain

24 guns out of miami? Sounds like a huge failure to me


4 posted on 03/31/2013 5:32:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marktwain

If you have a non-functional, and worthless gun for repair...then it’s a great deal and I support it. I do agree, it’s plain stupid to take a functional gun or a weapon of value over to such an event. But if they want to be that stupid over the pony-show, feel free.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 5:33:31 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: marktwain

No more crime in Miami. Whew! Glad they fixed that!/s


6 posted on 03/31/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marktwain
Libbin pushed for the one-day event that netted 25 firearms in exchange for as much as a $300 Visa MasterCard gift card. He said its proof that trading cash for guns works to reduce violence.

Call me cynical, but how is selling firearms to the police (at $300 a pop) treated as "proof" that violence is going down?

Can somebody 'splain that to me?

7 posted on 03/31/2013 5:35:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: yldstrk

Sounds like one uninformed widow to me.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: marktwain
"more than 24 guns turned in"

In Liberty City you can swing a dead cat and find more than 24 guns...

9 posted on 03/31/2013 5:37:44 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Thank goodness they didn’t lie about the amount turned in according to the headline. Twenty five is “More that two dozen.” Honesty in journalism. How nice.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 5:38:00 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: marktwain

WOW that means....................nothing, natha, zilch, zero, naught!


11 posted on 03/31/2013 5:38:10 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

I know several people who own far more than 2 dozen guns.........These buybacks are so stupid and silly.

Of course, most things a lot of politicians do are stupid and silly.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 5:42:13 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: marktwain

>>These events are pure political theater. <<

From all I have heard from those who KNOW firearms (which excludes most of the MSM), these gun buybacks are a chance for gun owners to get a few bucks for dumping their old, unworking weapons. The number of working firearms taken off the street is negligible.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 5:43:08 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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""As you can see on the table we have four shotguns and a number of semi-automatic pistols, as well as revolvers," Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said. "Those are the type of weapons that we are encountering on the streets here."

Is it me? Or is that an inane comment by a Police Chief who knows damn well those are same weapons that every law-abiding gun owner has at home, and that there is NO proof those weapons were on the "street"?

"Anything we can do to take a weapon off the street is one less potential disaster," Commissioner Jerry Libbin said."

Uh, a-okay, Commissioner. I'm sure those common defense guns were turned in by your criminals. Thanks for playing and here's your card (as in the Blue Collar comedians who throw out a card for every stupid thing a person does - see the show).

Gun "turn-in/buy-backs" are the stupidest idea ever. Yup, I can just see a Crip or Blood or MS-13 or Mongol or Hell's Angel walking to the table and thinking, "Damn, I shouldn't have this gun - here ya go. Sorry I had this, I repent". The stupidity is mind-boggling.

14 posted on 03/31/2013 5:43:24 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Popman

Liberty City = Mogadishu, or worse.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 5:43:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: marktwain
Well alrighty then, that'll make a helluva dent !


spit

16 posted on 03/31/2013 5:47:03 AM PDT by tomkat ( .. I repeat it, sir, let it come)
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To: marktwain

100 times that in Hialeah alone. Jeez. Pat yourselves on the back fellas. You did jack for crime today.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 5:53:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"more than two dozens"?

That's what happens when someone with insufficient brainpower tries to make logical connections. It almost makes sense if one was raised on Ebonics: How many guns? Dozens of guns. Ooh, how many dozens of guns? Two dozens of guns... Maybe the reporter had it right and the editor was a "diversity" placement.

18 posted on 03/31/2013 5:54:29 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: carriage_hill
Liberty City = Mogadishu

LOL..I wouldn't go that far...until the EBT cards read "ERROR"

19 posted on 03/31/2013 5:54:58 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: marktwain

How many government workers were paid to participate in this eyewash event? Overtime? How many crimes were committed while this performance was staged?


20 posted on 03/31/2013 5:59:23 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: marktwain

No Jerry Libbin you idiot. You fight crime by taking CRIMINALS off the street! Idiot.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 6:02:09 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"Libbin pushed for the one-day event that netted 25 firearms in exchange for as much as a $300 Visa MasterCard gift card. He said its proof that trading cash for guns works to reduce violence."

Thanks for posting this so I didn't have to read the inane article to know that is was indeed a "buy back".

Someone with the IQ of more than a frog please tell me how 25 (probably worthless) guns traded for cash reduces violence? Please make the case, someone - anyone? In every which way I think about these idiotic buy-backs, I can't understand why the authorities think it does anything other than make them look like they're doing something.

We are truly governed by feel-good idiots.

22 posted on 03/31/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: ZULU

Whoa! Stop right there! You can’t go arresting Democrat voters like that. How would people like Jerry Libbin ever get appointed/elected if they arrested their supporters?


23 posted on 03/31/2013 6:05:43 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: trebb

My point wasn’t the misuse of the language, but the hype, as if the two dozen figure was some incredible amount.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 6:09:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: marktwain

Two dozen guns? My wife and I take more than that when we go to a CAS match.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 6:10:44 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: marktwain

Only a Gun Control Nazi cheers that 25 guns were seized at a gun buy back event.

You can find more guns in 5 minutes in a South Beach nightclub


26 posted on 03/31/2013 6:13:52 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: marktwain
"Anything we can do to take a weapon off the street is one less potential disaster," Commissioner Jerry Libbin said.

Anything? Going door to door would work a lot better, wouldn't it Jerry? Just think of all the "potential disasters" you could avoid!

27 posted on 03/31/2013 6:14:16 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain

24 guns...it was very nice of two or three Miami gangsters to see the error of their ways, to renounce violence, and turn in all of their weapons. This is a huge success.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 6:15:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Izzy Dunne
My point wasn’t the misuse of the language, but the hype, as if the two dozen figure was some incredible amount.

I was just adding to the incongruity for "comic" effect - not criticizing. Why waste an opportunity to make fun of the Left?

29 posted on 03/31/2013 6:22:00 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Libbin pushed for the one-day event that netted 25 firearms ....

Well, that is "more than two dozen." Unless you're talking bakers' dozens. So this is quite an accomplishment, and it's going to make me re-think my entire position on the second amendment.

30 posted on 03/31/2013 6:26:25 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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Well, “over two dozen” guns were turned in.

That’s what - less than 10% of you you can find on the dance floor at most South Beach Clubs on Friday or Saturday night?


31 posted on 03/31/2013 6:26:40 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: marktwain
It's why Rene Lopez said he gave up a revolver in exchange for a $75 gift card.

At today's prices? That is a joke!

Double or triple that and I will go to the local gun shop and buy up enough junk to pay for a new Glock or Beretta.

A feel good event for the police chief to get some PR against private ownership.

32 posted on 03/31/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Izzy Dunne

Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you
If you’re young at heart


33 posted on 03/31/2013 6:35:34 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: marktwain

Every crook needs to upgrade his weapon now and then and these buybacks provide a good opportunity to sell the old gun and obtain a nice hunk of cash toward a newer one.


34 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT by Will88
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To: A Navy Vet

If those are kinds of guns they’re encountering on the streets, Miami must not have much of a problem with the dreaded , black , scary looking ‘assault rifles’.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT by Into the Vortex
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To: Popman

It was a very nasty place in the early 70s, when I lived in Coral Gables. I can hardly imagine what a hellhole it’s like now. When the EBT Cards empty-out, I wouldn’t want to within 200 miles of that tribal war zone. LOL.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 6:49:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: marktwain

More than two dozen weapons? Seriously?


37 posted on 03/31/2013 6:55:46 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Yep, I'm saving a few for the next buy back $$
38 posted on 03/31/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: donmeaker

There was some place where 2nd Amendment supporters set up across the street from a gun buy back and offered good prices for the best guns.


39 posted on 03/31/2013 7:00:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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“There was some place where 2nd Amendment supporters set up across the street from a gun buy back and offered good prices for the best guns.”

Link to an article with links to more than a dozen such events here:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/03/azopportunity-for-cheap-guns-phoenix.html


40 posted on 03/31/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
I have another wonderful idea.

Why not have the police buy up crack and meth? That would take it "off the streets" and "do something" to reduce crime and "prevent disaster"!

That makes about as much sense as the gun "buyback" idea. It solves nothing. However, it makes it appear grandstanding politicians and useless police chiefs are doing something useful with the money they are throwing away which they first commandeered from us at threat of jail, confiscation, or gunpoint!

41 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:14 AM PDT by Gritty (When a majority of births are out of wedlock it becomes a Big Government welfare society-Mark Steyn)
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To: A Navy Vet; All

“Someone with the IQ of more than a frog please tell me how 25 (probably worthless) guns traded for cash reduces violence? Please make the case, someone - anyone? In every which way I think about these idiotic buy-backs, I can’t understand why the authorities think it does anything other than make them look like they’re doing something.”

Here is my explanation of how “progressives” look at such events. Here goes:

The guns taken from private citizens at these events are numericly inconsiquential, but symbolicaly significant far beyond their numbers.

They show to those reading the event that guns in the hands of private citizens are bad.

They show that the politically correct thing to do with a gun is to turn it in to police. (You will be rewarded!)

They equate getting guns “off the street” means taking them from private homes.

All this is very good for the ultimate goal of disarming the population. A disarmed population will be less violent.

I realize that the last sentence does not make sense, but I am giving you the “progressive” world view.

Charles Krauthammer did it better:

“Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic - purely symbolic - move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”

-Charles Krauthammer, columnist, Washington Post, April 5, 1996


42 posted on 03/31/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
"Anything we can do to take a weapon off the street is one less potential disaster," Commissioner Jerry Libbin said.

And what is it that the Commish think these firearms came from "the street"? And what the hell does that mean?

Perhaps they came from good homes. Perhaps they were no longer perceived as needed by their owners.

If these types of programs actually got criminals to turn in firearms then they might be of some use. As it is....well, you all know.

43 posted on 03/31/2013 7:32:09 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (What most people want are the things that Dems and Pubs have agreed that they will not discuss.)
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To: pepsionice

Or, if your a thief with a hot gun, what better way to sell it? 300 bucks is likely more than you would get for it on the street. After all, criminals have to eat too.


44 posted on 03/31/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT by eastexsteve
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To: pepsionice

Great Idea!!!...I’m thinking I could get rid of all my “junk” at an inflated price and buy a really nice assault weapon....The Government to the rescue!..the dumb asses!


45 posted on 03/31/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: marktwain
I agree this is an exercise in symbolism over substance, but let me add that in my opinion, projection has a lot to do with leftist mentality.

I have heard many anti-gun kooks claim that with guns everywhere, every argument between people will end in a gun fight. The kooks project their own dark thoughts on everyone else. You can take just about every issue where they demand more control and see the scenarios they create for justification are descriptions of how they would behave projected onto others.

46 posted on 03/31/2013 8:00:52 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; All

“Anything we can do to take a weapon off the street is one less potential disaster,” Commissioner Jerry Libbin said.Commissioner Jerry Libbin said.

I wonder if he would agree with:

Anything we can do to take a weapon out of police hands is one less potential disaster.


47 posted on 03/31/2013 8:04:55 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Two whole dozen in a town the size of Miami .... wow what a whopping sucksess


48 posted on 03/31/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: marktwain

Honestly, this is just feel-good liberalism. They know it doesn’t reduce crime in anywey.

In fact, in a more basic way, I think this is really just an opportunity for lazy union cops to spend an easy day at the station sipping coffee and eating doughnuts.


49 posted on 03/31/2013 8:18:55 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: marktwain

More than two dozen dogs are grateful those cops were otherwise occupied.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT by bgill
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