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Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:20 PM

"Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms 'turn-in' event at Memorial Coliseum"

Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms 'turn-in' event at Memorial Coliseum

Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 6:43 PM Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 6:44 PM

By Allan Brettman, The Oregonian

David West behaved as a cattle buyer might when a prized bull entered the auction ring.

"One-hundred fifty for the revolver sir!" West shouted. "It's not too late!"

Alas, it was too late because the man with the pearl-handled revolver proceeded to turn over the firearm Saturday afternoon in exchange for a $75 Fred Meyer gift card. He chose that route rather than sell the gun for more money to West or any of a half-dozen men standing on a sidewalk between North Broadway Street and aparking lot north of Memorial Coliseum.


They were among a group of gun buyers who'd staked out periphery positions as a firearms "turn-in" took place inside the parking lot. The Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation conducted the turn-in for four hours. Gun owners could turn in a weapon to foundation volunteers, who were assisted by Portland police with handling the weapons for eventual destruction. In return for each operable gun, owners received the gift card.

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So the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation wants to make people buy new guns from the evil, NRA-tied gun manufactures?

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Reply "Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms 'turn-in' event at Memorial Coliseum" (Original post)
krispos42 Aug 2012 OP
RBrudzynski Aug 2012 #1
Callisto32 Aug 2012 #2
bad sofa king Aug 2012 #7
GreenStormCloud Aug 2012 #3
Loudly Aug 2012 #4
petronius Aug 2012 #5
Travis_0004 Aug 2012 #8
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #9
rDigital Aug 2012 #6
SecularMotion Aug 2012 #10
Glaug-Eldare Aug 2012 #11
Clames Aug 2012 #12
Jenoch Aug 2012 #13
rDigital Aug 2012 #14
krispos42 Aug 2012 #15
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #16
S_B_Jackson Aug 2012 #17

Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:31 PM

1. Good News!

Sounds good to me!

The gun nutz are spending money on guns that already exist rather than spending it on new guns. These gun buy-back protests only hurt the manufacturers producing new guns.

Hopefully, none of these buyers are criminals or unusually mentally defective.

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Response to RBrudzynski (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. One post, already a slur...

oh goody goody gumdrops.

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Response to Callisto32 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 08:59 PM

7. here's a better first post for you

 

I'll be purchasing a brand new AR15 in September. I already have 3 (well, four if you include the AR10T) but I want a tack driver, something that can empty a beta C mag into a dime at 100 meters. I have an Uzi too btw. oh yes, and two smith and wesson .500 magnums (my vest busters ), as well as numerous other semi automatic pistols with very large magazine capacities and revolvers. And while we're on the subject of high capacity magazines, I have so many of them that if they're ever banned again, I will make a small fortune selling them at exorbitant prices. Of course I have a concealed carry permit and I typically walk around in public with a loaded firearm hidden from view too. Does this make up for the previous poster's slur?

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Response to RBrudzynski (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. Very few turn-in guns are worth anything.

I spent the entire day at a gun buy-back. Almost all the guns were junk.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

4. I'm sure if you asked them, they would probably say

 

that they prefer, as any sensible person would, to turn off the spigot at the new product end.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 06:04 PM

5. Give credit to the level-headed police officer:

Portland police officers assisted with paperwork and processing the guns turned in to the foundation. Central Precinct Sgt. Tim Sessions said the police did not have a problem with the buyers on the sidewalk.

"They have a right to buy guns," Sessions said. "That's in the Constitution. So that doesn't bother me a bit."

Sessions dismissed the possibility that the sidewalk buyers would then sell to "undesirables. That's not the case. These people know what they're doing, They know the laws. They know they'd lose that right if they did sell to the undesirables."

Equally unlikely, said Sessions, who assisted the foundation with its guns buyback for nine years, is the notion that gang members would be among those turning in guns.


If these events provide an impetus for people to remove an unwanted and perhaps poorly-stored firearm from the home, that's a good thing. But it's a stretch to think they have any major effect on public safety in general, and it's unfortunate to see people disposing of property at a loss (especially if the food gift card was an important draw for them). Not to mention the possibility of a truly interesting firearm getting melted down...

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:29 PM

8. At least the buyers saved some from getting melted.

The person selling the gun gets a bit more money for it.
Somebody gets a new (to them gun),it sounds like a win/win to me.

The only downside is by selling it to a private citizen you are not taking money away from an anti gun group.

I like this quote ""I believe the majority of people would not show up here today if they did not want their gun removed from circulation."

I doubt the majority of people care. Probably a lot of old ladies who's husbands have died, and they no longer want the gun. If they get some money for groceries that's good.

I always wonder how many people are trading in guns to these just because they are worth more for this trade in that the value of the gun.

I traded in a Broken H&R revolver that probably wasn't worth 50.00, and got 100.00 for it. I used the money towards a glock. The anti's can claim success, I get twice what a gun is worth. Thats a win/win in my book.

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:34 PM

9. For a criminal a gun is a tool of the trade

 

you'd have as much luck getting a trucker to give up his rig in order to go green.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 07:06 PM

6. I had some friends try this once

 

They were shooed away by the Local police. They knew what they were doing was legal, but didn't want to spend the weekend in jail or fight trumped up BS charges. So much for soft power.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:41 PM

10. Fucking Trolls!

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:19 PM

11. Go where the deals are...

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. Trolls?

 

I think not...

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:52 PM

13. Congratulations!

Finally, you have provided an opinion on a RKBA thread. We have no idea what your point is of course, but it seems you were able summon up the courage to write a few words of your own.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:01 PM

14. "Hi Pot, I'm Kettle. Have we met before?" nt

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:59 PM

15. tee-hee

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:15 PM

16. I think the trolls are the cities doing this

 

since they know by now that it doesn't work and it just irritates people.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 07:23 PM

17. Why do you say that?

Did they act inappropriately, impolitely, or illegally? Did they attempt to disrupt the Cease Fire event?

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