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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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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>>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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