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  • NC:Police Shut Down Private Buyers at Gun Turn-In (buy back)

    04/15/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Winston Salem had its second gun turn in event this year (2014).   They spent over $25,000 in the two events, collecting over 475 firearms, 364 on March 15th, and 111 yesterday, the 12th of April.  Both events quickly ran out of money.   On the 15th, the City issued IOUs, yesterday they stopped giving out gift cards when the money ran out.    Long lines were reported when the money ran out, about 5 minutes before the official start time of 9 am.  Ordinarily, this is an ideal opportunity for private buyers to purchase guns from people who do not want...
  • KS:Gun Reform Goes to Governor Brownback

    04/12/2014 7:07:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Kansas legislature has passed the current gun law reform bill by overwhelming margins and sent it to Governor Brownback for signature or veto.    The bill, HB2578/SB447, strengthens state preemption language that limits the power of local governments to chill the exercise of second amendment rights. It requires adequate signage to prohibit the open carry of firearms by premises that choose to do so.   There is no penalty for open carrying in such premises unless the open carrier refuses to leave when asked to do so. Guns that are forfeited to law enforcement agencies are mostly prohibited from being...
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity, Conway, 29 March, 2014

    03/24/2014 2:07:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Conway, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in event on Saturday, 29 March,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Father's Place, 809 Wright Blvd. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 2 pm. People often turn up early at ese events. The incentives for the gun turn in will be gift cards.   They will be offering $100 for long guns, $200 for handguns, and $300 for "assault rifles".   These...
  • SC: Gun Turn In Collects 364 firearms, 1/3 paid for with IOUs

    03/19/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 15 March, a gun turn in event was held in Winston Salem, South Carolina.   220 handguns and 144 rifles and shotguns were reported as being turned in, along with unnumbered airguns and BB guns.  I have not found a report that indicates if there were private buyers competing with the event organizers to buy the offered firearms and air guns, though their had been some discussion of this on at least one South Carolina gun forum before the event. Several of the activists used the event to dispose of faulty firerams that were worth less on the...
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity, Conway, 29 March, 2014

    03/17/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Conway, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 29 March,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Father's Place, 809 Wright Blvd. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 2 pm. People often turn up early at ese events. The incentives for the gun turn in will be gift cards.   They will be offering $100 for long guns, $200 for handguns, and $300 for "assault rifles".   These...
  • Two Cheap Gun Opportunities in North Carolina

    02/28/2014 7:32:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns Turned In at Phoenix Event Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be having two gun turn in events in the next two months.   One on Saturday, March 15th,  and another at a second location on Saturday, April  12th.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The rewards at this event: $100 for handguns, $75 for shotguns and rifles and $150 for "automatic weapons".  There is no limit to how many guns an individual may turn in.  The organizers want the guns to be...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity in Opa-locka Florida, June 2014

    02/12/2014 3:31:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      A sparse take at the City of Opa-locka Gun Turn In Event, January, 2014. Photo  courtesey of miamitimesonline.com There will be a gun turn in event in early June, 2014 in Opa-locka, Florida. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The location for the event has not been announced.  At the last turn-in event on 25 January, only eleven guns were turned in, as shown in the picture above.  This is a semi-annual event, and the numbers were much higher in 2012, ...
  • Reform of Wasteful Gun "buy backs" a Trend: Mississippi Proposes Legislation

    01/28/2014 5:40:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Following what is becoming a national trend, legislation to prevent wasteful destruction of valuable firearms has been introduced in Mississippi by Representative Gary Alan Chism, Republican.  The legislation, House Bill 139, prevents the wasteful destruction of firearms collected at gun turn in events that are conducted with the assistance of government resources.  Instead, the firearms would be returned to lawful commercial channels and the money placed in the general fund of the governmental body that is assisting the turn in event, often referred to by the misnomer "buy back".   The events are not "buy backs" because the people buying...
  • Indiana Media, AP, Promote Gun Destruction

    01/25/2014 1:28:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few days ago, I wrote about a modest reform to stop the waste of valuable resources occurring at Indiana gun turn in programs, also known as "buy backs".   "Buy backs" is a misnomer, as the guns were never owned by the people who are buying them in the programs.   The reform was a simple one: as tax dollars are expended in these turn in programs, instead of the valuable assets that are collected being destroyed as a primitive symbolic measure, once the guns have been taken off the streets, they should be sold to legal dealers.  This returns...
  • Indiana to Reform Gun Turn In "buy backs"; Stop Wasteful Destruction

    01/23/2014 3:14:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Jim Tomes, R - Wadesville, has introduced a bill in the Indiana Legislature that prevents further waste in gun turn in events, so called "buy backs".   The guns were never owned by the people purchasing them, so "buy back" is a loaded misnomer.  Kentucky appears to be the first state to pass such reform legislation, in 1998.  The Indiana bill seems loosely based on a similar Arizona reform passed last year.   North Carolina is the latest in a number of states that have passed the money saving measure, passing its bill last August.   On the proposed Indiana...
  • Gun collectors scour buybacks in growing numbers to save history (VIDEO)

    01/22/2014 8:37:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    With gun buybacks on the rise nationwide, many enterprising collectors are making rounds at these events looking to snatch rare firearms from the jaws of the scrapper. Fueled, perhaps, by news from numerous events in which exceedingly rare and valuable guns are being traded in for gift cards, flu shots, and vouchers for groceries, gun buyers are increasingly in attendance, eager to make a deal. Fox News caught up with one of these collectors, 24-year old Schuyler Taylor who has been attending buybacks in the Seattle area. “My goal was to go down there and see if I could find...
  • PA:Head of Philadelphia Gun turn in "buy back" Deep in Scandal

    01/19/2014 6:09:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Private buyers purchased these guns at a turn in in 2013 Reuters ran article (16 January) about the U.S.  Justice department's Inspector General claiming that the head of the Philadelphia gun "buy back" gave himself unauthorized raises totaling $82,000 over four years.  From kfgo.com: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a Philadelphia gun buyback program gave himself unauthorized pay raises and failed to hold down other expenses paid from federal grant money, the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said in a report on Thursday. Compensation given to the Philadelphia Safety Net's executive director, Raymond Jones, was unreasonably high and...
  • GA:Atlanta turn in "buy back" has competition from Private Buyers

    01/19/2014 9:31:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Atlanta gun turn in event by NAACP and local churches had considerable competition from private buyers, as acknowledged by the wsbtv.com report Gun collectors and enthusiasts, like David Daum, caught the attention of some people before reaching the Turner Field parking lot where the buyback was taking place. "I personally just collect, restore. My personal preference is antique firearms," explained Daum. He said his reason for being out there based on preservation. "Being a collector, especially trying to keep some of the historical firearms from being melted down and destroyed." From the video, it  appears that Mr. Daum...
  • Fox News Discovers Private Buyers

    01/17/2014 8:38:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Private collectors with some antique rifles obtained at a Phoenix turn in event in 2013 Perry Chiaramonte of Fox News deserves some credit for going beyond the usual media template of "Guns Bad".   In an article published on 15 January, he did some homework and found a growing response to the political theater of gun "buy backs.     The article gives considerable space to the trend of private collectors attending the turn in events (they cannot really be "buy backs", because the people buying the guns never owned them before), and buying desirable guns rather than see them destroyed...
  • Collectors work crowds at gun buyback events for rare finds

    01/16/2014 8:59:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 15 January, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    When Schuyler Taylor attended a gun buyback program in Seattle last year, he wasn't hoping to turn in an unwanted firearm for a $50 gift card. He was looking to pay cold cash for a rare weapon. Taylor, a 24-year-old gun enthusiast, is one of a growing number of collectors who has been showing up at the events, where towns, police departments, churches and nonprofits offer money or gift cards for old guns. The events have been held all over the country, credited by some for getting weapons off the streets and ridiculed by others for paying money for rusting...
  • GA:Cheap Gun Opportunity Planned for Atlanta, Personal Account from College Park

    01/13/2014 8:03:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The NAACP in Atlanta is considering organizing a turn in event (buy back) for the city.   Originally, it was to occur on January 16, 2014.   I have been watching, but have not come up with any confirmation for that date.    There appears to be an ongoing discussion of the possibility.   While researching the event, I found these interesting photos of the guns that were purchased by one private buyer at the College Park, GA Turn in (buyback) in February of 2013.  The firearms in the pictures were reportedly  purchased by a by a private buyer for a total of...
  • NC: Cheap Gun Opportunity Charlotte Turn In (buy back) Today - noon 21 December

    12/20/2013 2:45:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some handguns turned in for $100 at a Phoenix event in May.  Note the nice Ruger and Colt. Charlotte, North Carolina, will be having a gun turn in event on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 December,  2013.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The rewards are rather unusual at this event: $25 to $50 for handguns and $100 for shotguns and assault rifles.  They will not accept more than five guns per person, and you must leave as soon as you...
  • Texas Turn In Shows Effective Private Purchasers (buyback)

    12/18/2013 10:50:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent gun turn in event at a church in Dallas shows how effective private purchasers can be in neutralizing the "guns are bad"  meme.   From the story: “Now there’s 15 less chances there’s a tragedy, and we’re glad for that,” said the Rev. Bruce Buchanan, an associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, which has The Stewpot ministry. This is the usual theme of gun turn in programs.  Guns are bad and should be destroyed.   However, as is happening all over the country, in the vast majority of states where private sales are not infringed on...
  • IN:Cheap Gun Opportunity, Gary Indiana Turn In (buyback) Saturday, 23 November, 2013

    11/21/2013 7:17:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from the Gary Police Department, for the August 2012 event.  129 firearms were turned in. Gary, Indiana, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 23 November,  2013.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  Gary has had these events in May 2012, August, 2012, October, 2012, December 2012,  and possibly others.   These turn-in events usually  bring in between 50 and 130 firearms, some of them quite valuable.  The event will be held at six churches in the area: Trinity...
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity Georgetown County Turn In (buy back)

    10/29/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some handguns turned in for $100 at a Phoenix event in May.  Note the nice Ruger and Colt. Georgetown County, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 2 November,  2013.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  It appears that the event is for handguns only. The event will be held at the substation in Pawleys Island at 291 Parkersville Road to collect handguns. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 11 pm.  People often...
  • AZ:Phoenix Politicians Use Police Overtime to Destroy Guns

    09/20/2013 10:18:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A fraction of the guns turned in to Phoenix Police in May, 2013 Phoenix police had nearly 2,000 guns that were turned in to them in this May destroyed in secrecy after spending thousands of dollars in police overtime to process them. This is an unusual way to conduct a deodand ceremony.  Usually they are conducted in a very public way, with reporters present, pictures taken of the "evil" deodands as they are righteously crushed, chopped, or burned and melted. Perhaps Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton decided that using police overtime so that hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable property...
  • NC:Wilmington Turn In (buyback) Produces Scant Results, Public will Benefit in Future

    09/03/2013 9:46:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Photo of most of the guns turned in by WECT The gun turn in event was held at three separate churches on 24 August, 2013, in Wilmington, NC.  The total number of guns turned in, for all three locations, was reported as 67.  More guns might have been turned in, but the organizers ran out of money and gift card incentives. The organizers offered $100 for rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and $200 for "assault rifles".  No definition was given for "assault rifles" so the one SKS turned in might have qualified.  It is not known if it was turned in...
  • FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity Ft. Lauderdale, 7 September, 2013

    08/29/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 There will be a gun turn in event on 7 September, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The location for the event will be at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church at 400 NW 9th Avenue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The event offers an unusual range of incentives for turning in guns.   The Sun Sentinal shows these: Depending upon condition, donors of .22 to...
  • Four Owellian Word Usages in Gun Control

    08/17/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     "Killed by a gun" places volition and responsibility on the gun In  the novel 1984, Eric Blair, writing under the pseudonym George Orwell, wrote of how unscrupulous people redefine and misuse words and language to enhance political power.  Here are four examples of Orwellian misuse of language used to promote more restrictions on firearms ownership and usage. 1.  The first usage is very simple, very powerful, and extremely common.  It is simply to substitute "by" for the correct word "with" when describing the use of a firearm.   Here is a headline from Slate:  "How Many People Have Been Killed...
  • FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity 3 Turn in (buyback) events in Brevard County on 22 August, 2013

    08/14/2013 6:43:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 There will be three gun turn in events on 22 August, 2013 in Brevard County, Florida. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. One location for the event will be in Palm Bay at Space Coast Harley, 1440 Sportsman Lane.  The second event location will be in Cocoa at the east side of the parking lot of Byrd Plaza, 801 Dixon Blvd.  The third location will be  in Titusville at the Sears...
  • VT:Church and State Gun Turn In Fails so Far (buyback)

    08/13/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A Unitarian church in Middlebury Vermont has been attempting to induce people to give their guns to the Government to be destroyed for a price far below market value.  From wcax.com: Minister Barnaby Feder says he recognizes that guns tend to sell for much more than $50 online, but that he hopes this incentive will at least make people aware of the option to dispose of firearms. So far no guns have been brought to the police department for cash. I do not see anyone organizing massive protests over this clear Church/State cooperation.   The money has been turned over...
  • SC:Eye Witness Account of Sumter Turn In (buyback) with Private Buyers

    08/13/2013 8:50:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A few guns turned in at a Phoenix gun Turn in, May, 2013 Several private buyers competed with the police for a small number of turn ins at the Sumter gun turn in event in South Carolina last Saturday.  The events were held at two locations, which diluted the already meager collection.  A total of 35 items were turned in. Armaborealis from palmettoshootersforum.com gives us this detailed account: DreamerOfDreams and I headed down to the Alice drive location. We showed up around 1030-1100 ish and set up across the street with some folding chairs and signs. We were pretty far...
  • SC:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Sumter, Turn in (buyback) 10 August, 2013

    08/05/2013 8:34:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some guns purchased privately at a Phoenix turn in event Sumter, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on 10 August, 2013.  While these events are commonly labeled 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:Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 W. Fulton St. and Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road.  The events are scheduled to run from 10 am to 2 pm.  People often turn up early at these events. The incentives for the gun turn...
  • FL:Twin Miami Gun Turn in (buyback) events also Bust on July 27th

    08/02/2013 2:35:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some guns turned in at a Phoenix event The same day the Racine gun turn in event produced a poor showing, with about 10% of the 77 guns turned in being bought specifically for the event, twin events in the Miami, Florida area also resulted in small numbers being turned in. This trend continues the tradition of low turn in numbers for the Miami area.   CBSMiami writes that three turn in events in 2012, only yielded "more than 200 guns", a very low number for such a large metropolitan area.  The twin events in the Miami area resulted in...
  • WI:Racine Gun Turn In: 10% of guns at "buy back" were Purchased for the Event

    07/30/2013 4:49:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Phoenix Turn in Event Correction: Cash was offered at the event, not gift cards. Update: Comments sent to me by a source who was at the turn in event in Racine on Saturday the 27th, said that one person had purchased 7 BB  guns new at Walmart to turn in at the event.  Only 77 guns were turned in altogether. The source says that the BB guns were purchased for $120 and turned in for $350. It appears that the event organizers are learning something about market economics.   More resources offered for a product stimulate demand.  Reducing...
  • WI:Racine Gun Turn in (buy back)a Bust

    07/28/2013 4:05:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of air guns turned in at Phoenix gun turn in event About as many people turned up to buy firearms as turned up to turn them in.  A total of 77 guns were turned in, with many of them being BB guns.  About 50 people turned up to buy any guns that were worth more than the gift cards offered by the turn in organizers.    It is very common for people turning in guns to bring two or more guns to be turned in. The turn in organizers had $2,500 left over to purchase more firearms.  It will...
  • Gun buyback program arms single women and poor

    07/21/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 21 July, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Forget the government buyback programs that destroy guns after collecting them. The Armed Citizen Project is a private program that gives the guns to single mothers and the urban poor. “We see this as a buyback we can believe in, one that removes old and unused firearms from homes of existing gun owners, and uses them to create new responsible gun owners in our own communities,” Kyle Coplen, the Armed Citizen Project’s founder, said in a statement from the organization. The group accepts both monetary and firearm donations. Donated guns are provided, with training, after background checks are performed, according...
  • WI Update:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Racine 27 July 2013

    07/15/2013 10:24:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 Racine, Wisconsin, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 27 July, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at the Urban League  at 718 North Memorial Drive in Racine  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Update: The incentives for the gun turn in will be from $50 to $100.  Only $6,000 has been donated thus far, so it is quite possible that the sponsors...
  • FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Miami Area, 27 July, 2013 Turn in, (buyback)

    07/09/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
      Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 There will be two gun turn in events on 27 July, 2013 in the Miami, Florida area.. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. One event will be held in North Miami at 15045 Biscayne Blvd at the Biscayne Landings sales office.  The other will be held in South Dade at 11350 SW 216 St.  Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gift cards valued up to $200...
  • OH:Protecting guns from destruction doesn't protect Second Amendment(barf alert)

    06/28/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Mark Naymik
    Ohio gun-rights advocates are upset about the defenseless killing of guns. Among this year's wave of proposals that are supposed to preserve the sanctity of the Second Amendment is one to protect the sanctity of the gun itself -- from murder. Ohio House Bill 210 – introduced by Republican Rep. John Becker of Southwest Ohio – would prohibit police departments and other law enforcement agencies from destroying legal guns and ammunition seized in crime investigations and collected through gun-buyback programs. I hope gun-rights advocates pay close attention because this bill is killing their credibility. The bill does absolutely nothing to...
  • WI:Cheap Gun Opportunity Developing in Racine for July 27th, 2013

    06/28/2013 3:40:25 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
      Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 Racine, Wisconsin, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 27 June, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at the Urban League  at 718 North Memorial Drive in Racine  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this time it is unknown what or how much will be exchanged for various firearms.   In other parts of the country, inducements have usually been in the form...
  • PA:Cheap Gun Opportunity, North Philadelphia, Saturday, June 29, 2013

    06/26/2013 5:45:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 North Philadelphia will be hosting a gun turn in event on 29 June, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Deliverance Evangelistic Church at the corner of Lehigh and 21st, from 10 am to 2:00 p.m. Gift cards of $100 will be given for each gun turned in, no questions asked. Across the country, communities, police departments and churches are sponsoring gun turn-ins to get "guns...
  • OH:Buying back guns is strictly business

    06/23/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wksu.org ^ | 17 June, 2013 | KABIR BHATIA
    he Cleveland Police Department held its annual gun buyback over the weekend, swapping gift cards for certain types of firearms. Opponents say such programs waste taxpayer dollars and destroy desirable weapons. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, in many cases it comes down to a matter of economics. (snip) Effectiveness Gun advocates have become increasingly critical of buybacks. And in Arizona, lawmakers last month passed a law forbidding police from destroying guns obtained in such programs. Instead, they have to be sold to federally licensed dealers. Some researchers question the effectiveness of buybacks in fighting gun violence. A study from...
  • Seattle gun buy-back fraud exposed…in Pennsylvania

    06/16/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Hot on the heels of Friday’s Seattle Times revelation about anti-gun Mayor Mike McGinn’s error-ridden gun buy-back, a newspaper in Pennsylvania yesterday published a lengthy piece on the poor track record of such events, with particular focus on Seattle. The Norristown Times Herald story picked apart Seattle’s first buy-back, concentrating on revelations about that exercise that were part of a 2004 report called “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review” published by the National Academy of Sciences.“A Seattle, Wash., gun buy-back program in September 1992 that used $50 bank vouchers was evaluated with police reports during the six-month period after the...
  • Gun Turn In "buy-back" Programs Do Not Work

    06/16/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    I contend that the purpose of the programs is primarily symbolic, to delegitimize gun ownership and armed citizens, to condition the public to the idea of the legitimacy of turning guns over to the government and of the government destruction of guns.Guns Turned In at Recent Phoenix Gun Turn In Event In an article from the Times Herald, Carl Rotenberg writes: Academic studies of gun buy-back programs have concluded they are ineffective at reducing gun violence in the limited number of communities where they are held. Criminals rarely turn in guns used in crimes, and if they do turn in...
  • Toy Gun Exchange Shows America's Decline

    06/10/2013 10:02:14 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 8 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    If the constant barrage of hearing of the many progressive agendas being waged across America hasn't made you crazy yet, prepare yourself to go insane over another example of the sad decline of America. At the Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California, they are holding a toy gun buyback. Kids who turn in a toy gun get a chance to win a bike, so the little tykes aren't even guaranteed something for turning their toy guns in. (I thought progressives were all about equal results, so why isn't every kid getting a bike?) The local village idiot, Charles Hill, who...
  • Guns for Giftcards program is back

    06/05/2013 4:34:20 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    WKRN TV news ^ | 6/5/2013 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are teaming up with "Mapco" to host their Giftcards for Guns exchange program in an effort to keep Nashville families safe. Nashvillians can drop off firearms at St. Luke's Church on Lewis Street on Saturday in exchange for $25 giftcards. Chief Steve Anderson said it is a good time to host the buyback, as Metro schools are out for summer break.
  • AZ:"Assault Rifles" of the May 2013 Turn in Events in Phoenix

    05/31/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    One Colt Sporter like this one was turned in; another AR15 type rifle went to a private buyer At the turn in events this May in Phoenix, a premium was offered for the turn in of "Assault Rifles" or "Assault Weapons". People who turned in those items were to be given double the premium for ordinary firearms, gift cards worth $100 in food. I asked Steve Martos, the Phoenix PD Sargent who coordinated with reporters, what the definition of an "Assault Rifle" was for the event. Those who gave out the gift cards had to have some definition to determine...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity, Cleveland June 15, 2013

    05/26/2013 6:32:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 Cleveland,Ohio, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 15 June, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Public Safety Central located at 2001 Payne Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Gift cards of $100 will be given to those who turn in a handgun, $200 will be given to those who turn in semi-automatic Assault Rifles (no definition given). No...
  • Detroit Gun Rights Advocates Stage Successful Protest At ‘Guns For Groceries’ Event

    05/22/2013 8:03:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Rick Ector
    Detroit, Michigan – -(Ammoland.com)- This past Saturday, May 18th, 2013, approximately 50 gun rights activists attended a “Guns for Groceries” event to stage a demonstration of their own against the Wayne County (MI) government. The Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and the Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon teamed up with a local church (The New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ), the Meijer’s grocery store chain, and the Goodman-Acker law firm to entice citizens to turn in their guns on a “no questions asked” basis.All month long commercials were being ran over the airwaves seeking to convince Detroit...
  • AZ:Sharon buys a Makarov at the Phoenix Turn in (buyback)

    05/20/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Sharon at the Phoenix Gun Turn In Sharon came to the gun turn in at the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church in Phoenix, looking for a pistol for self defense. She shoots at Shooters World, and intends to take the pistol there to have it checked out. She has children in the Army, and she expects that they will go to the desert for some family fun with their firearms. Sharon said "We should have weapons to protect our families and homes." Sharon's Makarov The pistol that she obtained, a Russian made Makarov in .380 ACP, was in excellent condition with...
  • Police face difficult deadline in destroying guns

    05/20/2013 5:35:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | 19 May, 2013 | NA
    Phoenix police are in a race against time in processing guns that the city purchased at recent gun buyback events. A new Arizona law that hasn't yet taken effect bars cities and counties from destroying guns turned over to police at buyback events and instead requires that the guns be resold. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/19QbpVe) that Phoenix's program brought in 979 weapons in two sessions earlier this month and an additional 937 guns on Saturday. The law will go into effect 90 days after the legislative session ends, which could be any day. Police are already struggling to process...
  • Swiss Vetterli Carbine from 1800's turned in at Phoenix Gun Turn in (buyback)

    05/19/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Swiss Vetterli Carbine Circa 1870 This Vetterli carbine was turned in very early on May 18, 2013, at the Phoenix gun turn in event. I photographed it on the turn in table at about 8:09 am. I cannot Identify it further, and this is the only picture that I have. Does anyone know if this is an original carbine, or is it a later conversion? The rifle was manufactured about 1870. Dean Weingarten
  • MI:Gun Buy Back Program Brings Competition From Another Buyer

    05/19/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Beth Fisher
    DETROIT (WWJ) – At least 200 guns are off the streets of Detroit Saturday afternoon following a gun buy back program at a church on the city’s west side. There were two efforts underway at the New St. Paul Tabernacle Church.Wayne County and Goodman Acker both offered $50 Meijer Gift Cards for each unloaded gun, while gun-advocates like Rick Ector offered more in cash.“I refer to them as LEFTs (Law Enforcement Firearms Transfers) they are misleading to the general public because they send a message that they are actually going to do something that’s going to affect the crime rate,”...
  • MI:Gun advocate arrested during protest of Wayne County gun buyback event in Detroit

    05/18/2013 8:30:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT — As many as 40 protestors held signs and wads of cash outside New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit Saturday protesting a Wayne County gun buyback event. Jerry Acker, a partner in Goodman Acker, P.C law firm, fronted $50 Meijer gift cards for each of the 200 guns collected, a cost of $10,000. Meanwhile, gun advocates waited outside offering cash for guns the government hoped to take off the streets and out of homes. "In many cases, they'll end up circulating back in the communities we're trying to take them out of," said Wayne...