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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

Camden gun buy-back has N.J.-record participation

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A state-sponsored cash-for-guns program for Camden County residents picked up 1,137 firearms over two days, a record number for the state, officials said Tuesday.

New Jersey's attorney general said some gun owners who showed up at two Camden churches Friday and Saturday appeared to be motivated by the killings Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Jeffrey S. Chiesa alluded to the possible motive at a news conference at Camden's police department, where heaps of surrendered firearms were on display.

"We heard that there were a number of gun owners on Saturday who had publicly said, in light of the situation that had just occurred in Connecticut, they wanted to turn in their weapons," Paul Loriquet, a spokesman, elaborated in an interview.


Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20121219_Camden_gun_buy-back_has_N_J_-record_participation.html

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onehandle Dec 2012 OP
Atypical Liberal Dec 2012 #1
SaveAmerica Dec 2012 #2
Atypical Liberal Dec 2012 #3
aikoaiko Dec 2012 #4

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:15 AM

1. Nice thought, but these people need to get real if they want this sort of thing to work.

 

County residents could turn in up to three firearms, no questions asked. Payment was set on a sliding scale, with the $250 maximum going to operable assault weapons and illegal firearms.

A Bushmaster AR15 such as was used in the shooting costs a minimum of $800.

If you want people to sell them they need to pay full value. And, of course, they need to cut off the supply of replacements.

Pay $1000 per rifle and you will be emptying closets all over America for serious Christmas cash.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

2. Why should the selling of weapons have a different rate than if they were

sold to a pawn shop, or yard sale, ebay, etc? You can't take used stuff back to any store and ask for all of your money back (unless you're the nasty guy from Florida who returned used enemas for full refund).

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. Guns hold their value.

 

If you want people to sell them, you are going to have to pay at least market values.

If you want to get them out of the market, which is presumably the intent, then you will have to pay better-than-market prices.

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:25 PM

4. Used guns in good (not mint) condition usually resell quickly at 80% of retail.



Depending on the ebb and low of panic buying, you can sell firearms at a profit often.

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