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Conway, Horry County authorities plan gun buyback
myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 10 March 2012 | Tonya Root

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.

“It’s 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.

“It’s hard to measure success because we don’t 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 Sheriff’s 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.

“It’s 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? We’re hopeful. Everyone has to receive the message it’s time to stop the violence.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; buyback

1 posted on 03/11/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
I have a wallhanger or two I would like to redeem for cash.

Otherwise, these people are idiots.

2 posted on 03/11/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
I have no guns to turn in. All my guns, ammo too, were lost in an unfortunate bi-plane accident.

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3 posted on 03/11/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s another liberal ‘RAT “message” thing like those goofyass windmills destroying the scenery here in Arizona.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: elkfersupper

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.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: smokingfrog
“Do we really expect the violators to come out and bring the guns? We’re hopeful.

I sure would. No evidence, no conviction.

6 posted on 03/11/2012 5:18:09 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 5:19:45 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: smokingfrog

A gift card for what some Nike tennis shoes? Just head on down to your local riot to redeem it.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 5:24:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: yarddog

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.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by rktman
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To: smokingfrog

These “buy backs” are always an excellent opportunity to upgrade.

They accomplish little else.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: upchuck

You too?

I was on my way to the range once via floatplane...

Darn shame...


11 posted on 03/11/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: smokingfrog

“Horry” County? Must be in Nevada. Or is this where Fluke lives?


12 posted on 03/11/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: yarddog

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.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 6:29:10 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: smokingfrog

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!


14 posted on 03/11/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: smokingfrog

I think we citizens should hold a FREEDOM BUYBACK.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 6:56:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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I once participated in a "gun buyback." I was going to try my hand at bullseye shooting and a friend had a custom S&W Model 10 that had been worked over by Ron Power to sell. I bought it and had it for a few years, but when I decided I wasn't really that interested in bullseye a couple of years later, I called him up and he agreed to buy the gun back.

Have these "law enforcement agencies" been selling guns to the public? If not, how can they "buy guns back?"

Mark

16 posted on 03/11/2012 7:23:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: smokingfrog

The only government agency that can hold an actual ‘buy back’ is the ATF. Of course the Mexican drug cartels are not selling.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 7:31:44 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: TigersEye

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?


18 posted on 03/11/2012 7:55:19 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: yarddog

And, the money paid for them will have come from taxpayers who didn’t want to fund the shit to start with


19 posted on 03/11/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: ltc8k6

Idiots!!


20 posted on 03/11/2012 8:22:55 PM PDT by Dammitall
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To: smokingfrog
Putting a sign together right now that reads:

I pay:
$150 for handguns
$250 for assault weapons

The 24th is a good day to go to the beach...after I drive thru Conway.

21 posted on 03/11/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT by moovova (Is Fluke REALLY pronounced Fluck?)
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To: upchuck
I have no guns to turn in. All my guns, ammo too, were lost in an unfortunate bi-plane accident.

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?

22 posted on 03/12/2012 4:29:38 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: yarddog

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.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: OldPossum

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.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: OldPossum

WHAT!!! You don’t hunt out of your boat???


25 posted on 03/12/2012 4:50:25 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker

Duck hunting from a boat is a fairly common practice..... or at least it was when I hunted ducks from a boat


26 posted on 03/12/2012 4:53:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Jack Hammer

Yeah, they’re a great opportunity for the cops to upgrade their personal collections.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 4:58:51 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: OldPossum

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.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: Gaffer

I’m not trying to be funny. Just complaining, that’s all.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: ltc8k6

Mine fell out of a canoe while moose hunting in Canada


30 posted on 03/12/2012 6:58:29 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: upchuck

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.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum

No harm in complaining. I don’t
Much like the kitten stuff but live with
It.

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.


32 posted on 03/12/2012 7:29:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: smokingfrog

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.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 7:49:12 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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”.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 8:20:43 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Gaffer
I absolutely agree that it is not the business of government to know what firearms we own. Unfortunately, they do know already what with the forms you fill out when you buy from a gun store. Furthermore, unless you go to a lot of trouble in disguising where you have hidden them, government agents can find them with their sophisticated metal detecting units.

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.

35 posted on 03/12/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum

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.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


37 posted on 03/12/2012 4:05:36 PM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum

You’re not wrong and right to distrust.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 12:35:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: smokingfrog
Can we buy back Obama Voters?

After all, something has to be done.

39 posted on 03/13/2012 12:43:36 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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