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  • Here's what people turned in at N.J.'s biggest ever gun buyback(some pics)

    08/03/2017 8:47:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    nj.com ^ | 8/3.2017 | S.P. Sullivan
    There were nearly 5,000 weapons stacked high on rows of tables and jutting out of barrels inside the Newark Police Communication Center, where state and federal authorities announced the results of New Jersey’s largest gun buyback in state history. The amnesty program held at churches in Newark, Trenton and Camden allowed residents to carry in firearms no-questions-asked. Here’s what they brought. “Assault weapons” is a loaded term, but authorities say the buybacks brought in 129 semi-automatic and automatic weapons, some of which were illegal in New Jersey. “Many of those weapons are designed to pierce body armor, and getting just...
  • Cicero cop shooting tied to gun Chicago P.D. should have destroyed

    07/29/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 29 july 2017
    Cicero cop shooting tied to gun Chicago P.D. should have destroyed The Watchdogs 07/28/2017, 12:31pm This is the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, serial number J515268, that Cook County Judge William Stewart Boyd turned in to the Chicago Police Department to be destroyed. Instead, years later, it ended up at the scene of a police shooting in Cicero involving a cop with a troubled disciplinary record. | Court files Casey Toner | Better Government Association Sign-Up for our News & Politics Newsletter Sign-Up Thirteen years ago, William Stewart Boyd, a Cook County judge, drove to a South Side church to...
  • Journey Of A Judge’s Gun From Chicago Buyback To Cicero Police Shooting

    07/28/2017 1:08:35 PM PDT · by IncPen · 19 replies
    Better Government Association ^ | July 28, 2017 | Casey Toner
    William Stewart Boyd drove to a South Side church 13 years ago to turn over his late father’s handgun to Chicago police as part of a buyback program aimed at keeping derelict firearms off the streets.A Cook County judge in domestic relations cases, Boyd expected the weapon to be inventoried and destroyed like thousands of others over the years. He was wrong.Instead, the gun mysteriously turned up eight years later next to the body of a young man shot to death by a Cicero police officer. The cop – with a history of discipline problems – is now off...
  • N.J. to announce 2-day, statewide gun buyback program

    06/27/2017 2:49:08 PM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nj.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino will announce several initiatives to combat gun violence in New Jersey, including a two-day statewide gun buyback program in three cities this summer. A formal announcement is expected at 1 p.m. in Trenton, but the gun buyback initiative being planned would include locations in Newark, Camden and Trenton, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office. The joint federal and state announcement comes after a deadly start to the summer. The amount of money made available for buybacks was not disclosed ahead of the annoucement.
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity? Romeoville IL April 8th at the PD

    03/25/2017 6:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Two years ago, Romeoville Illinois held a gun “buy back. They took in 73 guns, pictured above. Some of those firearms are very nice indeed, and worth much more than the $60 that police were paying people for them. Third from the left of the middle row of long guns appears to be an M1 carbine and sling. Two over on the left is a classic .22 target rifle, two over to the right a classic hunting tool, a pump action .22 rifle, probably a Winchester 1906.  In the center of that row are two Stevens Crackshot .22 rifles,...
  • OH: Roth Steyer Antique Destroyed in Cleveland "buy back"

    12/17/2016 6:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Roth Steyr pistols are highly desired by collectors, with prices running up to $2,000. It is a curio/relic listed by the ATF, so it does not have to run through the normal FFL license.  It has many advanced features for 1907, reminiscent of the Glock pistol today. Both were designed in Austria. Both are striker fired, instead of using a hammer.  Both have no traditional safety, instead opting for a partial or half/cocked striker system.  Both the Glock and the Roth Steyr partially cock the striker, with the trigger then pulled to finish cocking and firing the pistol. The...
  • Private Buyers Compete with Police for Choice Guns at Cleveland "buyback"

    12/16/2016 3:40:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns turned in at the Cleveland "buy back" in 2016. Cleveland is going against the trend on gun "buy backs". They are having one every year, whether they do any good or not. In 2016, they had one on the 4th of December. Very little notice was given. At least one Second Amendment support group, Ohioans for Concealed Carry, predicted a low turn out for the event. From cleveland.com: Jeff Garvas, founder of the group, said the short notice for the Sunday event may not motivate people to exchange their weapons for gift card incentives. The Ohioans for Concealed...
  • Cheap gun/profit Opportunity in Cleveland, 4 December 2016

    11/30/2016 6:56:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, 4 December,  2016.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. Private sales of firearms in Ohio are legal, and Cleveland cannot override state law.  The location has changed from 2014. That year, the location was on Payne Avenue. This year it will be on Chester Avenue.  From patch.com: CLEVELAND, OH — Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce that the 2016 City of Cleveland...
  • Baltimore kids swap toy guns for ‘non-violent’ prizes

    10/30/2016 11:29:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Kids in Baltimore showed up to St. Frances Academy Community Center Saturday night to swap their toy guns for more peaceful prizes. Fake weapons surrendered were replaced with basketballs, stuffed animals, art supplies and other goodies provided by the community. Water guns, replica guns and BB guns were then painted and used in the background of a mobile mosaic made by the nonprofit organization Mosaic Makers. The completed art project will be displayed in honor of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police while playing with a toy gun two years ago. Event coordinator Ralph E. Moore,...
  • Arizona Gun Hater, E.J. Montini, Cheers when City Officials Violate the Law

    10/24/2016 12:04:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    E.J. Montini, an Arizona journalist and opinion writer, has been a reliable gun hater.  He is quite willing to call for the legislature to pass laws that chip away at the Second Amendment.  I suspect that he wants people to follow them.But when the legislature passes common sense laws that limit cities’ power, he is all for city officials breaking the law.  From azcentral.com: Finally, it looks like someone is standing up to the biggest bully around, the Replican-controlled Arizona Legislature. As well as its sidekick and enforcer, the gun lobby. Last session, Senate President Andy Biggs pushed through...
  • MN: Minneapolis Gun "Buy Back" Works for Second Amendment Supporters

    09/02/2016 4:05:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image From facebook The Minneapolise gun "buy back" held on 27 August, 2016 was a great success for everyone concerned. Gun haters were able to buy 150 firearms to destroy.  It helped satisfy their urge to "do something"  symbolic and it made them feel good.  The people turning in old, cheap, broken down guns got money to upgrade to better things. Many, if not most, were Second Amendment supporters. Gun manufacturers were able to manufacture new and better guns, and sell them to willing buyers. Private purchasers made some good deals. The publicity was almost a draw.  Gun haters claimed...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...
  • MI: Private Buyers Rescue Guns at Detroit “Buy Back”

    06/21/2016 4:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On  Saturday, 11 June 2016, the Wayne County Sheriff and anti-Second Amendment activists held a gun turn in event at the Mathis Community Center.  The turn in was hyped by numerous local news media, providing free publicity for the event.  But the actual coverage of the event was remarkably free of any mention of the numerous private buyers who competed with the “buy back” organizers for the firearms that were brought to the event. Photo Gallery of Detroit Gun Turn in Event with Private Buyers It may not have been hard to compete.  The gun turn in organizers only offered...
  • GA County Has Trouble Organizing Gun “buy back”

    06/18/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to organize a gun turn in event in Atlanta, Georgia.  They hope to raise $100,000 to fund the event.  Two years ago, $40,000 was raised for a turn in event that brought in about a thousand firearms.  That event had competition from private buyers, who got some good deals.There is a gofundme link for the event at the Sheriff Department website, but the link is not working. A correspondent says that the site raised $130 before it was closed.  At the Sheriff Department site, Sheriff Ted Jackson states his support for the...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity: Detroit 11 June “buy back”

    06/08/2016 7:16:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday, 11 June,  2016.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Mathis Community Center, 19300 Greenfield Road, Detroit.The event is scheduled to run from 10 am until the gift card supply runs out. People often turn up early at these events.  At other turn-in events, some excellent buys were made after the gift cards ran out. The incentive for the gun turn in is a...
  • Brockton, Massachusetts “buy back” a Bust

    06/07/2016 6:14:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Brockton Massachusetts held their first gun turn in or “buy back” in 22 years on 21 May, 2016. “Buy Back” is a propaganda term; the guns were never owned by the people who are buying them. The event was advertised as accepting guns anonymously, no questions asked. This seems to violate Massachusetts law. There may be an exemption for police.  Police will be present; it is unlikely that they would enforce the law against themselves, even if there is no exemption.  From wcvb.com: In exchange for each gun turned in, a $200 gift card to Vicente’s grocery store will...
  • WI: Madison Gun Turn in "Buy Back" gets One Gun

    05/16/2016 3:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
      Madison, Wisconsin had a gun turn in event last weekend.  This type of event is also known as a gun "buy back", which is a propaganda term designed to get people used to the theory that all guns (property) belongs to the government, and that anything the government takes, it is simple taking "back".  The guns at these event, in 99.9% of the cases, never belonged to the government.  This event turned out to be a bust.  Only one gun appears to have been turned in.  Statistically, in Wisconsin, it was likely a broken single shot shotgun or...
  • NJ: Bill to Fund Gun Turn in Events "buy backs" Bucks Trend

    03/31/2016 7:07:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn in events have been losing steam for several years.  Academics agree that they are ineffective; activists agree that in most states, they end up as advertisements for gun ownership.  Only in states such as New Jersey, where private sales are highly regulated, are they contemplated with much enthusiasm by disarmists.  But, New Jersey does make private sales more difficult than most states; and they are contemplating state financed gun turn in events.  From bergendispatch.com: Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John F. McKeon, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly that would create a statewide gun buyback program in...
  • TN Joins Trend of Preventing Destruction of Valuable Firearms

    03/06/2016 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2010, Tennessee passed a law forbidding police departments to destroy valuable guns.  They had to keep them or sell them.  Some departments chose to keep them rather than return them to standard channels of commerce.  The legislature responded by making the sale of weapons acquired by police departments through confiscation or gun turn in programs to be sold every six months.  That bill, passed in May of 2015, has become law in Tennessee.  It faced little opposition in the legislature, passing on voice votes. Here is a partial summation.  From tn.gov: Prior to the disposal of any firearm...
  • Gun 'buyback' Transfers Guns to Legal Market, uses Funds to get more Guns 'off the streets'

    02/11/2016 5:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Photo courtesy of Charles Tassell I have often written that gun turn in programs, also known by the propaganda term 'gun buy back' (you cannot 'buy back' a gun you never owned), would benefit by including private buyers so that more guns could be purchased from people who do not want them, and the proceeds recycled into more gun turn ins. The program would then be self sustaining and perpetual, serving to give people who do not want guns an easy way to legally dispose of them, while saving valuable resources and directing the guns into the legal market. ...