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    Have to love it.....Gun buy back backfires in Seattle

    BACKFIRE: Seattle Gun Buyback Turns Into Gun Show; Collectors Waved “Wads of Cash” At Those In Line

    Mac Slavo
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    Jan 29, 2013

    Leave it to enterprising Americans to always find a loophole in the midst of ever-expanding government regulation.

    While thousands of Seattle residents lined up for hours to trade their handguns, rifles and family heirlooms away in exchange for up to $200 in gift cards as part of the city’s latest gun buyback program, gun collectors who have seen prices for assault rifles and firearms accessories almost triple since November took advantage of a huge opportunity.

    Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.



    Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5, and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks.

    Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.

    People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

    John Diaz, Seattles Police Chief, wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background checks, and some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in circulation.”

    But Schuyler Taylor, a previous gun retailer attending the event in hopes of buying weapons, asked “Why not offer them cash versus a gift card? I’m still taking the guns off the streets; they’re just going in my safe.”

    As lawmakers and gun control advocates further press the issue of disarmament, law abiding American gun owners who see those very same politicians refusing to disarmtheir own armed security details and exempting themselves from gun control legislation they mandate upon the rest of us, are starting to push back.

    New York gun owners are organizing and resisting the new registration requirement recently forced down their throats by the State legislature.

    Calls for defiance are taking hold across the entire spectrum of gun owners, with even elected law enforcement officials now rejecting any forced Federal or State mandates that they deem unconstitutional.

    In Milwaukee, and to the fury of Mayor Tom Barrett, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. launched a media ad campaign promoting a new partnership with residents of his city :

    I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game.

    But are you ready?

    With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.

    You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.

    Law abiding gun owners in America minded their own business and simply asked to be left alone. Now, because of the actions of criminals and psychopaths who will not disarm despite any legislative action, we have government officials on all levels and even the private sector attempting to limit how we can protect ourselves and our families from the very people who are out there committing the violence.

    Sides are being taken.

    And while there may be an effort to weaken certain Constitutional protections and even repeal them altogether, there are tens of millions of Americans uniting behind a single cause. They come from all walks of life, different political ideologies, and many are members of our armed forces and local police departments.

    Every attempt that gun grabbers have made in an effort to disarm Americans and limit our access to firearms has been vehemently rejected, and in the case of the Seattle impromptu gun show, used for the benefit of expanding gun ownership.

    If certain government officials really believed in our right to bear arms and wanted to keep guns in the hands of responsible, law abiding people, they wouldn’t be trying to take them away from us. Instead, they’d be giving us a tax break for gun safes.

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    Surprised there were any guns there to begin with. Seattle is the Northwest version of San Francisco. Krist, I'm surrounded!!
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    Did you see where the guy showed up with the part for a stinger missle? Someone bought it from him and the cops immedately confiscated it. Now they're trying to figure out where it came from.

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    What government entity ever does anything right? They can't even buy back guns without a problem!
    Besides, who would sell anything but a complete piece of junk at the prices they were offering?
    Restore Freedom and get us out of the UNITED NATIONS NOW!!!!!!
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    That's great.. Just goes to show you that Americans will continue to arm themselves and used this to their advantage.. Great to hear this..
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    I would buy a STG44 no matter what the conditionJust as long as it wasnt rusted to hell and back.

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    Hey Red, maybe next time around you and I can pool our cash and go buy some of these guns? What do you think? LOL!!
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    I did this a couple of times at the We buy Silver scam advertized in the paper every once in awhile.

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    Hey Red, maybe next time around you and I can pool our cash and go buy some of these guns? What do you think? LOL!!
    Let me know if theres ever a buy back going on in maine i'll be right there.I'll get my brother in on it too just in case we do run across an STG44 or any pieces that are similar.He can legally buy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselram94 View Post
    What government entity ever does anything right? They can't even buy back guns without a problem!
    Besides, who would sell anything but a complete piece of junk at the prices they were offering?
    They took over the Mustang Ranch in Nv and it went bankrupt....... (Used to have a tee-shirt from there on one of my visits when single, ex threw it away )
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    They probably got rid of the good lookin' women at the ranch and substituted the Washington ladies. No wonder they went broke!
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    How could the government screw up a brothel, Oh wait, this is the USA..............63bkpkr
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    actually, despite popular belief, having worked in Oregon/Washington for a little while, there is a very centralized leftist population, and then there are the people in the rest of the state. Believe it or not, they have just as many guns, hunting dogs, freezers full of beer and 4x4's as everyone else. They probably have the rest of us beat on plaid shirts though.

    PS I like the idea of hitting up the we buy gold/silver scam lots I'll have to try that one.

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    Washington Quarters: 2
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    I'm back to work and away from home, looks like the most I'll be hunting for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s.c.shooter View Post
    Did you see where the guy showed up with the part for a stinger missle? Someone bought it from him and the cops immedately confiscated it. Now they're trying to figure out where it came from.
    LOL!

 

 
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