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Collectors work crowds at gun
buyback events for rare finds

Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/19/2014 8:05:12 PM

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. (Snip) Gun blogger Dean Weingarten, who hosts a website called Gunwatch, said a collector who attended a recent buyback event in College Park, Ga., bought several valuable guns that would have otherwise been destroyed, including what is believed to be an antique flintlock pistol. Weingarten says competition from collectors should be encouraged. "It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be

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Not surprisingly, some are ´horrified´ that highly collectible guns are being bought and preserved instead of being destroyed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/19/2014 8:26:24 PM     (No. 9698175)

FTA: Many of the people who come to the buybacks to trade in are often naïve. They don’t realize that they have an heirloom.

And it is certain they voted for obama - twice. Or maybe more times than that.

Is it a hate crime to laugh at the pantywaists among us?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/19/2014 8:27:54 PM     (No. 9698176)

The use of taxpayer money to buy and then destroy anything- guns, old cars, refrigerators- is ignorant, counter-productive, and should be illegal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/19/2014 8:44:59 PM     (No. 9698184)

You mean the "government-sponsored dirty-gun-laundering events"? Where someone can turn in a $1200 AR for a $50 Walmart card with no questions asked? Idiots, idiots all...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scrubber, 1/19/2014 8:49:59 PM     (No. 9698187)

It is not a "buyback", any more than Fast & Furious was "botched"! Stop using trite, hackneyed phrases which are incorrect to boot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doublesharp, 1/19/2014 9:01:29 PM     (No. 9698188)

The picture in the article shows a S&W J frame flat latch with factory diamond center grips. The grips alone would bring around $50.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Winmag, 1/19/2014 9:08:49 PM     (No. 9698191)

Just the free market at work. I´m sure Zippy would disapprove.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/19/2014 10:02:58 PM     (No. 9698239)

Americans today don´t realize it was through events like this that we provided arms and ammunition to England at the outbreak of their war with Germany. Since they had such strict laws against guns that few owned them, hence, they were ripe for invasion. Hitler could have swept island in but a few months with his Panzer Divisions and Luftwaffe.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mossley, 1/19/2014 10:05:50 PM     (No. 9698244)

Actually, I know of people who do the opposite of this. They scour pawn shops and gunsmiths to buy junk guns cheaply, then turn those in. With the money they get, they buy good guns.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/19/2014 11:06:50 PM     (No. 9698290)

There is another side to side. Some of these valuable guns were willed to nitwits afraid of guns, or the long unemployed willing to give up anything for money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/19/2014 11:30:33 PM     (No. 9698301)

I want to see how the NAACP plans to stop legal sales outside their turn-in program depriving their own crooks the ability to steal a valuable gun.


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