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How did the Seattle buyback
turn into a flea market for guns?

Seattle Times, by Jonathan Martin

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/28/2013 8:56:13 PM

The Seattle Police´s gun buyback event yesterday turned into an ad hoc, unregulated flea market for weapons, with a Stinger missile launcher as the headliner. The event, paid for by private donations, drew such a crowd that the buyback line stretched for hours. That made the private gun buyers, hanging out at the edges, a more attractive option for some, including the guy who sold the non-functioning missile launcher to a private collector. That´s not explicitly illegal. Washington state law does not require background checks for private sales, a provision commonly known as the "gun-show loophole."

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Gun buyback turns into gun free-for-all. Libs can´t do anything right.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Petronius, 1/28/2013 9:11:22 PM     (No. 9145280)

It was not a Stinger launcher, it looked like an old deactivated M-43 Redeye.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mfm, 1/28/2013 9:20:37 PM     (No. 9145288)

along with a few muskets..such dribble..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 1/28/2013 9:45:41 PM     (No. 9145315)

I wouldn´t purport to be able to identify a Stinger (shoulder fired) missile, but to me it looked like any garden-variety Eastern Bloc RPG.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/28/2013 10:33:34 PM     (No. 9145377)

They always like to portray "private" gun buyers as shady characters. However, most private gun sales are like the deals a couple of my friends made every year for several years. One of the two was a bad manager of money and would be short on cash in February or March, a long time from hunting season. The other guy would offer to buy his newest gun from him for the cash he needed (usually about 75% of what it would cost to buy a similar gun from a gun store and twice what a gun store would pay you for it) with the understanding that the first guy could buy it back come hunting season for the amount he sold it for. A program requiring a background check for either of them to sell to the other would be stupid, they had known each other since high school.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 1/28/2013 11:12:01 PM     (No. 9145411)

No matter what stupid laws are passed ONLY the law abiding citizens will obey. Obviously, criminals DO NOT OBEY LAWS.

What part of that 4th grade level fact is so difficult for these idiots to grasp?

It will be universal gun registration, and that is the REAL purpose. They intend to get all guns registered and then they can tax and confiscate as they see fit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/28/2013 11:28:20 PM     (No. 9145433)

"It was clearly a failure of design for the event. Holding it in a parking lot, under the I-5 overpass, allowed the SPD to lose control."

Of course it was no more ´illegal´ for private citizens to buy those guns than it would be for the police to buy them. The police aren´t licensed dealers either, nor do they have to run background checks...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/29/2013 1:40:21 AM     (No. 9145530)

Alert ! Beware of buybacks & gun shows you´ve never heard of until now... These are Holder front jobs, gathering info to build a confiscation database. If you turn one in, they´ll assume you have more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JimJr, 1/29/2013 12:26:51 PM     (No. 9146491)

No such person as an "unlicensed dealer".

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