Skip to comments.IN:26 guns collected at Amnesty Day
Posted on 04/21/2013 5:11:32 AM PDT by marktwain
FORT WAYNE They brought revolvers, .22-caliber and .38-caliber. They brought semiautomatics. They brought 12-gauge, 16-gauge and 20-gauge shotguns, some with barrels and stocks chopped off.
It was mostly elderly and middle-aged people who brought guns to the collection site in the parking lot of the Fort Wayne Urban League, near Hanna Street and East Creighton Avenue. The police, along with the NAACP, the Urban League and the Guardians of Police, a watchdog group of officers and residents, sponsored the event.
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It was mostly elderly and middle-aged people who brought guns to the collection site.
The poor bastards probably need money to buy more cat food for dinner or guilty white folk helping the cause
Funny there was no mention of gang bangers, drug lords, criminals, murderers and rapists handing in any fire arms where there? I rest my case!
Of the reported 26 haul (BFD), the picture shows that 9 of them were shotguns. I suppose they didn’t listen to to Uncle Joe.
He might as well have said it was basically people who posed no criminal threat, and potentially gave up their only means of self defense against those who do.
Twenty-six whole firearms; what a coup.
That was certainly worth the time and effort.
I expanded the pic and saw about three or four single shot shotguns, two or three side by sides of which was an illegal sawed off, a pump, some handguns. Mostly a bunch of junk discards.
I see one Shotgun in the first pic I might feel safe in firing. In the other pic with the article, ditto for one ‘chrome’ Semi-Auto in the pic which ‘looks okay’. But that’s just from appearance, they may not even work and would cost more to repair than they’re worth.
And from the pics of the ammo boxes turned in I wouldn’t even use those for paperweights (though at today’s prices you call sell almost any ammo).
people who posed no criminal threat, and potentially gave up their only means of self defense against those who do.
I suspect many were senior citizens with grand children, and just wanted to get the guns out of the house too prevent an accident.
Or widows with no gun handling experience.
How many of these guns were extremely valuable weapons and were taken home by the gestapo?
Only 200,999,974 to go!
That should have been 299,999,974.
1. You don't need a permit to own a long gun (i.e.: shot gun, hunting rifle, etc.) in Indiana.
2. Long guns make great weapons for home defense.
3. I can guarantee that those committing the crime spree in Fort Wayne aren't using long guns.
This PR stunt by the mayor and law enforcement only disarms the law abiding which it turn, makes them more vulnerable for becoming victims themselves.
I would only support this if someone was turning in a firearm that they found in the bushes or back alley and especially if it was a handgun. It would likely be linked to a crime.
Another PR stunt, this time from the urban area of Fort Wayne, the armpit of Indiana.
The next day all crimes involving firearms ceased, everyone got a high paying job, and people were hugging their neighbors in the street.
Drop and go, Detective Tim Russell said. We dont care who brought it.
“As Saturdays event was wrapping up at 4 p.m., a man came trotting across the parking lot with a purple Crown Royal bag that held three pistols someone had asked him to drop off.”
Great police work /s
Hmmm a little dreaming here!!!
So now when NY Stasi comes looking for my guns, because I refuse to register them, I can simply tell them, I gave them all to the government as they said no records will be kept.....
Anyone else see an opportunity here?
I might have paid decent money for a couple of those shotguns, depending on a closer look.
At the last gun show I attended in March some older joker had a bunch of boxes of old hunting ammo (30-06 mostly) and was asking some very high prices.
All the boxes were rotted and the brass was tarnished and some corroded.
He said he had them in his attic for decades and thought he would make some big bucks.
I just laughed and walked away.
Most of the guns in the picture look perfectly functional.
I would gladly have paid $100 for most.