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Gun Turn-In Set For Saturday

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Joe Link, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Original story here --> http://www.kptv.com/station/17809966/detail.html

    If any of you guys have cheap junk guns you can't get rid of, at least you can get $75 out of em :D

    I'm thinking about turning in a Raven .25 everyone says is near worthless and I'm too afraid to shoot.
     
  2. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    It would be great to have a bunch of NWFA folks set up across the way and pick up any good guns for $100! :)
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    HAHA that would be AWESOME. I wonder what the legality of that would be, lol.
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    maybe you could turn in some nicer airsoft guns. I'm sure they wouldn't know the difference! :p
     
  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather throw a gun in the lake than give it to one of these events. I don't care how much they're offering.

    I like the idea of offering people $100 (cash) for any good guns. Start a bidding war.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have some crap guns kicking around the shop that aren't worth $10.

    I may have to take a trip over there.
     
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    :bluelaugh::laugh::bluelaugh::laugh::bluelaugh::laugh::thumbup:
     
  8. mudslinging79

    mudslinging79 oregn Member

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    wonder if they will take a potatoe gun?... did this deal start in kalifornia, didnt agree with it then and dont agree with it now.
     
  9. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    For the sheer fact that turning in weapons here adds to their "collection count" I would never, ever turn in any weapons to these psychopaths.

    ...because that's what it is, insanity. They haven't learned anything from history, and are willing to keep trying and trying for the same result. People will die unarmed, and the sad part is that it was their conscious decision, but they were influenced by this rhetoric and events such as this. The fact that criminals know that the majority of the population in a given area are unarmed creates more crime. I blame these self-destructive ideological psychopaths for the gun deaths they blame on YOU, ME, and ALL of US.

    Also, a big thumbs down to Fred Meyer for encouraging this. I guess I'm happier with Winco at the moment, regardless of if they don't like open carry. At least they don't sponsor this idiocy.
     
  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think the type of people turning in guns for $75 are probably the kind of people that shouldn't have them.

    I'm thinking Meth heads.
     
  11. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    Less than 30,000 people die from gunfire in the United States every year (A number which is sadly way too high!) 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002. Wouldn't it be just as helpful to the comunity to offer $75 to get cars off the street? I've heared that there are something like 3-6 firearms for every man woman and child in the US. I doubt there are that many autos in the US. Therefore very simple statistics shows that cars are bigger killers than guns.

    I'm heading out now to mount a .50 to a horse drawn buggy.
     
  12. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Funny how the best points can be made in the most comical of posts.
     
  13. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Agreed! There are many methistos who will eagerly part with their roscoes for quick cash or beer. The "buy-backs" only offer store gift cards, but there WILL be some bad people parting with their shooters, along with the grannies who don't want their dead husbands guns around the house where the grandkids could find them.

    There are LOTS of people who should not have guns around the house, and this is a great place for them to get rid of them. It is also a great place for US, to get rid of our Jennings and Lorcins! You do not have to prove that they are functional, and you do not have to include the magazines.

    Around ten years ago I dumped a Jennings and a Tek-22, both junk, non-functional and without magazines, at a gun turn-in for store gift cards (I got food from Freddies, and a lifetime supply of good sweatsocks from some footgear store.) There were two fat uniformed policemen lounging around, soaking up the overtime, who had no idea what a Tek-22 was (I am constantly amazed how little most coppers know about firearms.) When I explained, they huffed that "That's exactly what we want to get off of the street!" I desperately wanted to shout, "These were never ON the street, you idiot! I am a responsible gun owner and they were always secure in my home!"

    But it is never a good idea to try loudly to make a political point with uniformed cops next to a stack of guns, so I bit my tongue and kept silent. For all of their effort that day, they only took in about a hundred crappy guns. That includes one fabricated just for the event by a "gun-nut"---a working twelve guage shotgun made of about twelve dollars worth of steel plumbing parts...........and a rubber band. Yes, he got his gift card too!......................elsullo :laugh:
     
  14. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    wonder if they are going to have to run them against the stolen list at the cop shop?
     
  15. mudslinging79

    mudslinging79 oregn Member

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    That includes one fabricated just for the event by a "gun-nut"---a working twelve guage shotgun made of about twelve dollars worth of steel plumbing parts...........and a rubber band. Yes, he got his gift card too!......................elsullo
    hmmmm..... you know, i could use a gift card, christmas is comming... let me see what i can whip up here with these plummin parts and this rubber bandy thingy...
     
  16. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    Great question. They should have to! If it were a return stolen guns to their rightful owners program I'd be all for it. It isn't legal to buy stolen property for $75 is it?
     
  17. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I assume this even was today? damn I missed it. I had some junkers to turn in.
     
  18. rvmichael

    rvmichael Eugene, Oregon Member

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    Fred Myer doing this in Oregon? That's insane. What percentage of their Oregon customers have guns? I used to spend a couple hundred a month there, I'll never go to Fred Myer's again. They will be getting a letter letting them no why too!
     
  19. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I see nothing wrong with assisting people who do not want guns in their homes to get rid of them. We are not afraid of guns, but many people rightfully are. There are many folks who can benefit by a safe way to profit at getting rid of an unwanted gun. Not everyone with a housefull of children can afford a gun safe!

    Gun ownership is NOT mandatory. I like to think of all of the guns turned in by now-single mothers while Bubba is off to prison. Please explain how this is wrong.................elsullo 8)
     
  20. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    The problem lies in their campaign. If they specified this, or even directed their campaign differently, I would feel different about it.

    The fact is, they cry about how "gun deaths." They choose to ignore the rightful owners, and present the image that all guns are wrong and dangerous, regardless of who's hands they are in.

    It's how they go about it.