Skip to comments.Conway, Horry County authorities plan gun buyback
Posted on 03/11/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Three Horry County law enforcement agencies are partnering to hold a gun buyback program later this month in an effort to get the weapons off the streets and away from children and potential criminals.
Its a community problem and all our aims are to address these are similar in fashion, we just each serve a different population, Conway police Chief Reggie Gosnell said.
Its hard to measure success because we dont know where that gun would have ended up, but if we keep one off the street and away from children, and raise awareness of gun violence in the community, it is a success.
Members of Conway police, Horry County police and the Horry County Sheriffs Office will host the gun buyback at two locations in Conway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24. Residents can turn in their weapons with no questions asked by police and receive gift cards.
It is the first gun buyback for these departments and the first such joint effort between the three agencies.
Myrtle Beach officials held a gun buyback last year and took in about 140 guns, a greater than anticipated response, according to officials. Georgetown police also had a similar program that netted 30 handguns.
Its time now. Something has to be done, Horry County Sheriff Lt. Oliver Parmley said of recent gun violence that includes six homicides so far this year in Horry County.
Do we really expect the violators to come out and bring the guns? Were hopeful. Everyone has to receive the message its time to stop the violence.
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Otherwise, these people are idiots.
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It’s another liberal ‘RAT “message” thing like those goofyass windmills destroying the scenery here in Arizona.
OH YEAH, those hardened criminals are going to hop right over and turn in their bangers for a gift card! YEESSS Sir, another feel good, accomplish nothing government program designed to 1) preserve law enforcement jobs and 2) demonstrate to the liberals that we are doing something and 3)provide some scrap steel worth $4.80 to help offset the deficit budget crafted by the feel-good libs and 4) generally make voters believe we are doing something about crime.
I sure would. No evidence, no conviction.
Few things irritate me more than these stupid “Gun Buy Back” events.
They are wrong in so many ways. First of all, they were not the cop’s gun to start with so the premise that they are buying them back is false. They waste money in several ways, first of all, spending money to deprive citizens of arms is contrary to the Constitution and just plain common sense and common decency.
Some clueless citizen will turn in Grandpa’s priceless peacemaker or Colt 1911 when they could have sold them for a large sum. Then the historical arms will be destroyed.
Most of the guns turned in will be garbage which are not worth the amount paid.
A totally wasteful program.
A gift card for what some Nike tennis shoes? Just head on down to your local riot to redeem it.
So you show up with a few hundred in hand and offer it up before they get to the cop table. Of course, be picky on what you want to buy. Then the guns will be going to a good home and not to the scrap heap. You win, the losers dump their guns, but, where they would get a free pass on these having been used in a crime, you probably would not since you didn’t “turn them in” under an amnesty period.
These “buy backs” are always an excellent opportunity to upgrade.
They accomplish little else.
I was on my way to the range once via floatplane...
“Horry” County? Must be in Nevada. Or is this where Fluke lives?
Think of all the “crimes prevented.” They can use the same statisticians that calculated all of Obama’s “Jobs created or saved.” Or maybe the same people that are measuring all the “green” jobs created.
I’ve been waiting patiently for the moonbat mayor of Mpls. to get one of these going. I’ve got a couple junkers to get rid of....then, I’ll be gun free, of course!
I think we citizens should hold a FREEDOM BUYBACK.
Have these "law enforcement agencies" been selling guns to the public? If not, how can they "buy guns back?"
The only government agency that can hold an actual ‘buy back’ is the ATF. Of course the Mexican drug cartels are not selling.
A gift card for what some Nike tennis shoes?
Do I sense a bit of institutional racism by the Whorey County authorities? If you don’t need tennis shoes, will they give you certificates for chicken or watermellons?
And, the money paid for them will have come from taxpayers who didn’t want to fund the shit to start with
$150 for handguns
$250 for assault weapons
The 24th is a good day to go to the beach...after I drive thru Conway.
That would make more sense than the continuing unfunny statements by Freepers that they lost their guns in a "tragic boating accident" (as though one would be transporting his guns in a boat). Don't they ever get tired of that?
It is amazing to me looking at the mostly revolvers in that picture that many people have become so enamored with semi-auto plastics, aluminum, hybrid pistols that they think a vintage Model 10, a classic 45 ACP US Army, a Victory Model, or a vintage S&W 686 is passe...I’d much rather have one of those. I have both kinds, but the revolvers are my passion.
Yeah...just about as unfunny as complaining about the logic and reason of bi-plane vs. boating....And, no....we don’t get tired of it. If we can have all this Viking Kitty, Kitty this and that, pancake this and that, a few boating accident jokes aren’t going to add to the load that much.
WHAT!!! You don’t hunt out of your boat???
Duck hunting from a boat is a fairly common practice..... or at least it was when I hunted ducks from a boat
Yeah, they’re a great opportunity for the cops to upgrade their personal collections.
Here’s the whole story.
I was going to take my guns to this turn-in-your-gun-and-become-defenseless event. So I put all my guns and ammo in the second seat of my biplane (tight fit!).
I was flying the plane and feeling really good about becoming a defenseless sheep. So I decided to celebrate by doing a barrel roll. Oops! When I did that, all the guns and ammo fell out of the plane.
I’m not trying to be funny. Just complaining, that’s all.
Mine fell out of a canoe while moose hunting in Canada
OK, at least that’s more clever than the continuing banality of “I lost my guns in a tragic boating accident.”
And I’m not entirely without a sense of humor. I do think the “moose bit my sister” bit is somewhat witty. Odd, but witty.
No harm in complaining. I don’t
Much like the kitten stuff but live with
The boat stuff is a way to express frustration
With governments obsession with taking our
2A rights - basically a way of giving government
the finger. They have no business of knowing
What I own or where I keep it.
I see you’re getting the usual responses about boating accidents and such, but this is not a joke. Something else seems to be going on in Horry County, SC.
Simultaneously with this symbolic nonsense, the Horry County Commissioners are trying to enact an ordinance which would ban the discharge of a firearm within 900’ of any residence. With the population density and distribution, this would effectively criminalize hunting and target shooting throughout much of the county, even out in the “rural” areas.
That nice farm where you’ve had permission to hunt for years still has a house on it, or the deer lease your club uses abuts a tract with a trailer park. Time to wake up, folks.
In South Carolina it’s pronounce “Oar-ree” county and takes it’s name from a colonial French Huguenot settler.
In Charleston there’s a street named after another Huguenot settler, Huger, that’s pronounced “Eu-gee”.
So, if they are determined to get your guns, they will and no statement of yours (”well, I lost them”) is going to help one bit.
Of course, I am seeing some interesting burial units in my gun publications which may do the trick. You gotta bury them in a really obscure place, though. You have to have some substantial acreage to pull this off.
Form 4473 is held by the gunshop for specific inspection. Government
is not allowed to ‘hold’ them just in case. There has tobe reasonable
suspicion of a crime. They only know you bought a weapon if a NICS check was done. Law prohibits them from archiving this too. Additionally, a NICS check isn’t required for a carry license owner here in Georgia.
That is the reason why this gunshop was in trouble. They have no damned
right by law to inventory what anyone has without due cause.
As for hiding things, the Nazis didn’t find everything; they won’t in this case either.
I essentially agree with you. The only problem I have is that the gunshops do keep those records, which they are not supposed to share with the government except in crime cases.
My problem with this is that if our government should become more tyrannical than it already is, they could demand those records (laws be damned) and get that information on gun owners. Whether the gunshops would provide them willingly is problematical. But they would if they were facing a government goon squad.
Where am I wrong here on this issue?
And you’re right about the Nazis. Things do slip between the cracks. And we would live in extremely interesting times.
You’re not wrong and right to distrust.
After all, something has to be done.