Seattle gun buy back

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by HARPERC, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    The Seattle gun buy back was well attended, and turned into a little gun show as dealers and citizens showed up and purchased many of the firearms. Police did manage to get their quota.
     
  2. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    Wait what!!?? Ok I don't know squat about gun buy back programs, but regular folks where able to go there and buy guns? At a POPO buy back location?
     

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    Seattle-King County Gun Safety Initiative

    Above is the explanation. There were some private citizens just a few feet away that were offering cash for folks guns. The buy back program was offering Amazon gift cards, as I recall. So, cash was perhaps a greater incentive. As long as the seller asks the buyer if he's not a felon, my understanding is that the sale is legal. Private sales are legal and should remain so.

    amazon.com's Jeff Bezos is using his money and clout to help effect left leaning politics in this state. He money is backing a portion of this buyback program. I avoid amazon.com after Bezos politics became public over the last few months.

    To be fair, there does appear to be some gun education and safety initiatives in this program.
     
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  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the link jmden learning to do that is on my to do list. Almost put it in the humor section as it cracked me up. Plus side stolen firearms have to be returned to their rightful owners. My recollection is when LA did a buy back, with the stated purpose of melting for a JFK statue, the better stuff found new homes.
     
  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Will do, Thanks!
     
  7. jmden

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    Here's a link to make it simple for you Washington guys to contact your state legislators:

    http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

    Once there, click on the map where you live or enter your address. Your state legislators should appear. Click on one of them. This should take you to their website. There should be a fairly obvious 'Email' link. Click on that link and enter your information. Hit next and this should take you to a page where you can actually compose an email to your legislator. There are several sections on this page. In the 'Response' section you can click two boxes. Clicking the bottom box will send your email to all three of your legislators so that you don't have to individually email each legislator. Not too bad to do really.

    Alternatively, the NRA-ILA website makes this pretty simple as well. In fact, it may be easier: NRA-ILA | Write Your Reps At the above link, enter your zip code and all of your US and state elected officials that you vote for will pop up. You can select one of your state legislators, which will take you to a link where you can hit 'Email' as in the above paragraph and then got through the same process described above from 'Email' on.

    If you have the time, email the entire state legislature and Gov. Inslee on HB1371.
     
  8. jmden

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    I started a new thread with the HB1371 stuff, finally realizing that I was probably 'stepping on your toes', HARPErC, with putting that stuff in you thread. The thread I started is in the same 'Politics of Guns and Hunting' section and so the moderators need to go over it before the topic will be allowed, so it may be a bit of time before is shows up here. Thanks, Jon
     
  9. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely no toe stepping noticed. You always come up with something I did not know. This Washington bill included. Conversations are meant to grow. Thanks for the links.
     
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    And not only that, you could be smoking marijuana while you are getting your gun. Right in front of the POPO. Still can't believe that..........

    Randy
     
  11. SidecarFlip

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    Must be my age, I still don't understand the parameters. I take it they are paying for old junk guns, the ones I collect as a Class 3 FFL Holder???

    My modern firearms, I'm not going to part with and they can't afford them. No junk there....
     
  12. jmden

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    That does beat all. We are outnumbered here, especially in western Washington. Thank God, that some forward thinking legislators, a number of years ago, were able to pass laws in this state regarding 2nd amendment issues that are some of best in the country. As liberal as this state is, due in large part to King County, that is amazing. Somebody had to stick around here and fight for right.
     
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    I think I came across something that mentioned that it's likely that a number of these folks bringing in guns for this buyback may know so little about guns that they could be bringing in some firearms that are in fine shape or even valuable as antiques, etc. I suppose this could be. So, these folks that are buying the guns for cash may be looking for these kinds of folks that don't know what they are turning in to the buyback program...who knows...
     
  14. SidecarFlip

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    Just seems like an odd thing to me. I don't believe any of us would participate at least in a turn in scenario. I might buy some (for collecting), but thats it.

    Not at all hard to find out what a firearm is worth today with the Internet.

    I have some ancient cap and ball pistols that are worth a bundle. True single shot and chancy ignition.:)