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Milwaukee gun buyback brings in steady flow of firearms
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 18 may 2014 | Paul Gores

Posted on 05/18/2014 5:39:23 AM PDT by rellimpank

When L.C. Stevenson Sr. heard police would by paying money for firearms on Saturday, he figured it was time to finally get rid of the small handgun he had inherited many years ago from his mother.

"It's a hand-me-down gun," Stevenson said. "Never used it. Never shot it. I don't need a gun in my house anyway."

Stevenson took the gun to Tabernacle Community Baptist Chuch on Milwaukee's north side, where police, who had set up a gun buyback station in the parking lot, gave him a check card worth $100.

Stevenson was among scores of people who showed up Saturday to hand over guns they didn't want — handguns of all sizes and conditions, rifles, shotguns and other firearms — in exchange for money.

The exchange rate — bank prepaid cards worth $100 for handguns, $50 for rifles and shotguns and $200 for assault-type firearms — applied no matter whether the gun was in prime condition or rusty and dusty.

Business was brisk for most of the four-hour gun buyback, which was part of an initiative called Ceasefire Week.

Cars lined up and waited for Milwaukee police officers wearing bullet-resistant vests to take the guns out of vehicle trunks, bags or cases, briefly inspect them and then hand the gun relinquisher a money card for each.

The program collected a total of 353 firearms Saturday, which included 234 handguns, 115 rifles and four assault-type guns, according to Mayor Tom Barrett.

Barrett, who visited the site, said he was pleased with how local ministers who sought the program, businesses that funded the buyback and police who administered it work together.

"It's been a pretty steady flow," Barrett said. "People from the neighborhoods. A lot of people from outside the city. But the whole point of this is to provide anonymity

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba
--the idiocy continues--
1 posted on 05/18/2014 5:39:23 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Some of the guns were not worth what they were paid for them.

Others worth a lot more to bad the ones that had guns worth more took a lower price for them.

If my understanding that the private buyers in the area brought guns.

Saving fine firearms from the ravages of political correctness.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 5:46:06 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—ping—


3 posted on 05/18/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank
I don't need a gun in my house

I love that quote from an obviously ignorant gun owner. No, no one NEEDS a gun in the house...

(until they do, that is).

I wonder if he is willing to post sign in his yard now that says "This house has no guns in it."?

4 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:29 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: rellimpank

Before I moved to California in Feb. 1964, I lived on the north side of Milwaukee.

It wasn’t safe then........

Wouldn’t move back if it was the past place in America.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: rellimpank

“But the whole point of this is to provide anonymity.”

I wouldn’t trust that, but if it is true, criminals must try hard not to laugh when police pay them to launder the guns they stole and/or used in crimes. This program seems to abet and even incentivize crime.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: TexasRedeye
I wonder if he is willing to post sign in his yard now that says "This house has no guns in it."?

by announcing it in the newspaper...he just did

7 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:46 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: rellimpank

Several years ago dealers brought 55 gallon drums full of guns to shows and sold them for a few dollars with the intention buyers could take them to gun “buy-backs.” (The dealer’s objective was to deplete the “buy-back” funds.) They were black powder guns made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and probably originally sold for a dollar. The ones I saw chambered modern calibers but they were made from pot metal. I explained this to my neighbor’s kids and their buddies, all of whom were carrying these hand grenades not realizing what they were. One would hope that these are the guns they’re “buying-back.”


8 posted on 05/18/2014 6:10:42 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


9 posted on 05/18/2014 6:11:55 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: rellimpank

I wonder if they will pay $100 for a homemade zip gun?

You can assemble one in a few minutes using less than $20 in parts from your local hardware store. There are how to videos on YouTube.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 6:13:10 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: rellimpank

I t seems to me the operation was a constitutionally prohibited alliance of church and state. The state used a church to run government operations


11 posted on 05/18/2014 6:15:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Not sure but I did see where some private “dealer” bought one of the guns before it made it to the so called “buy back”. He would have gotten $50.00 at the “buy back” but the private “dealer” gave him $150.00 for his “silver” gun. Guess the price of scrap silver must be up these days. But at least a lot of people “felt” better cause they “did” something. (Still not sure what buy “back” means if you never owned it in the first place.)


12 posted on 05/18/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: TexasRedeye
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13 posted on 05/18/2014 6:20:34 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rellimpank

So, there should be a decrease in violence in the north Milwaukee area over the next several weeks, and the newspapers will accurately report the results, because that’s what would happen in a sane world, right?


14 posted on 05/18/2014 6:21:43 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: rellimpank
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15 posted on 05/18/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Nice graphic, consider it stolen...


16 posted on 05/18/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: FatherofFive
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17 posted on 05/18/2014 6:24:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Nice graphic, consider it stolen...

I consider it RE-stolen. :)

A picture is worth 1,000 words...

18 posted on 05/18/2014 6:26:04 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rellimpank

Yes, the sheeple don’t understand what is going on.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: rellimpank
Tell them to have the lovely experience of their first home invasion, and then lecture everyone about the "need" for a gun.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 6:43:19 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: rellimpank
353 firearms

I tried to compute the percentage of guns this represents to a total of about 300,000,000 guns in American hands. It was too low for my calculator to calculate, but it looks like, if I'm reading the numbers right, about .0000001 percent of the guns out there.

THAT will make a HUGE dent in the problem. What a waste of effort and money by these fools.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 6:45:59 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: rellimpank

Time it took to find the home address of Mr. L.C. Stevenson Sr. on Google, less than 5 seconds.

I wonder if he even realizes that he has just made a prayer to Saint Darwin, to remove him from this mortal coil?


22 posted on 05/18/2014 7:01:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: FatherofFive

The average liberal would say not the handgun, since in the movies, the bad guy always wrestles the gun away from its legal owner.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 7:03:58 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SkyPilot

I just googled that video! Wow, I had not seen it.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 7:04:07 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: rellimpank
"CITIZENS! TURN IN YOUR WEAPONS!"


25 posted on 05/18/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: TexasRedeye

***”This house has no guns in it.”? ***

Back in the anti-gun hysteria of 1968 many people were placing these signs in their windows.

THIS HOUSE IS NOT ARMED!

It didn’t last long.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ridesthemiles

” I lived on the north side of Milwaukee.”

I lived on the corner of Lafayette Pl. and Summit, right off Prospect, until ‘81. Nice neighborhood then. Probably still is. Barely North of downtown.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 8:20:17 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rellimpank

I always wondered about these “Buy Backs”.

How can you “buy back” something that was never yours to begin with?

Is this terminology intentionally designed to reassure people that “The govt. giveth, the govt. taketh away”?


28 posted on 05/18/2014 8:23:33 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: rellimpank
he had inherited many years ago from his mother

His poor mother raised a pussy.

29 posted on 05/18/2014 8:41:38 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: rellimpank

“Publsh”(in the local papers)All Their Addresses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/18/2014 8:46:15 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: rellimpank

Who finances these gun buybacks?

The New Black Panthers?

Mara Salvatrucha?

Sons Of Barack?

Scared politicians?


31 posted on 05/18/2014 8:55:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: rellimpank


32 posted on 05/18/2014 8:59:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: Hardastarboard

It is no different than Michele Obama’s hash tag selfie. With liberals it is never a matter of actually addressing a problem, merely a matter of showing that they care.

The more of our money they tax and spend on utterly ineffectual programs the more they care.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 9:19:09 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Iron Munro
Who finances these gun buybacks?

We do of course. Your tax dollars at work.

34 posted on 05/18/2014 9:22:54 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Fightin Whitey
His poor mother raised a pussy.

That stuck out to me too. Woman own guns, theoretically male offspring scared of them. D'oh!

35 posted on 05/18/2014 9:59:23 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: rellimpank
"... John V. McVicker, pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church, saw the private gun buyers, too.

"Those people who are standing down there trying to buy these guns from those who are showing up today do not live in this community," said McVicker, one of the organizers of the event. "And so their lives and worlds aren't impacted by the violence and fear of the people who live here. So, in a way, their presence is unwelcome.

Well no kidding.

So why do you object to them being here? Gun is 'off the street' and now resides in a 'world unimpacted by violence'.

Every time RKBA people make the same claim that the pastor just did, it's regarded as a vile predjudiced comment.

36 posted on 05/18/2014 12:48:13 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: rellimpank

Sell a firearm for a hundred bucks?

Sucker!

If you don’t want it, sell it to someone who does and get some real money.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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