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The latest Compton gun buyback

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Cougfan2, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Saw this thread over on THR.org. While I know the gun buyback programs are useless, I applaud this guy. This is hilarious.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=496467

    A guy turns a bunch of non functional M16 movie and ceremonial props and walks away with almost $6K. Gotta love Kommiefornia. :laugh:
     
  2. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    That is too funny. :thumbup:
     
  3. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Being from the PRC, I've seen these things many times. My father brought something that used to be a single shot .22 rifle to one in Oakland and got $200 cash. This was when they used to give cash and not gift cards (which is what they normally do now). What he actually ended up bringing was a .22 that was so rusted (long story) that you couldn't open the bolt. Total piece of garbage but the people taking them in were idiots (always are in the PRC) and had no idea that one of the guns that they so proudly "GOT OFF THE STREETS!" was a total piece of junk. My dad got a new 10/22 with the money he got from the buy back. It was great.
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This just proves that Capitalism trumps Socialism!
     
  5. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    I recently saw a story on another LA area gun buy back that showed a cop looking at a SA Colt-type revolver. The funniest thing was that he couldn't figure out how to tell if it was loaded or not. They showed him standing there turining the gun over, then over again, then he tried turning the cylinder (not at half cock, load gate was closed). It was pathetic. Funny, but pathetic. :)
     
  6. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Got to get at least some of your tax dollars back somehow I suppose. :D
     
  7. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    That's funny, those are totally movie props. I thought they had to be real guns.
     
  8. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    They're supposed to be, but that's not the point. It's a dangerous, no questions, publicity stunt. That's all they are and the people that run them don't really care and the people they get to man the booths are totally clueless. It is no doubt funny - but - it would be funnier if it weren't actually so dangerous.
     
  9. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    and the stupid people of that state aren't up in arms over this sort of idiocy, and waste of their tax money? Well, then they deserve what they get.

    Yeah, 6G for junk..... "now he can go and buy a REAL gun"... just not in the state of California.

    and to think I'm going down there in a day or so..... oh buy. the land of fruits and nuts, for sure.
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's not funny. That beautiful SA Colt-style revolver is going to get melted down. These buy-backs are a joke. Anywhere but California, gun owners can organize better options for people looking to off a gun. But in Cali, where private transactions are against the law, its just sick...
     
  11. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Funny Stuff
     
  12. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh, without hesitation! They’d probably award the cop for having demonstrated exactly how dangerous a Colt SAA can be! :D

    MountainBear – I was being entirely facetious – it’s funny in that someone that’s supposed to be familiar with the object was so clueless that he wasn’t able to even check to see if it was loaded. Gun buy backs are disgusting photo-ops that allow criminals to dump throw downs and get Target gift cards. No questions asked. It allows politicians to point to all of the dangerous guns and yell: “LOOK AT ALL THE GUNS WE JUST GOT OFF THE STREETS!” It further demonizes guns and gun owners in an effective way that the left just eats up. Yes, Cali gun owners are twitchy when it comes to being, well, gun owners and the public image. Most cities in the SF bay area don’t approve business licenses for new gun shops while trying to force the existing ones out of business. They’ve been pretty successful in doing so I might add. It f’ing disgusting but the brain dead voters keep voting in the same dirt bags. I couldn’t justify subjecting my five year old to all the BS that is the Failing State of California (there’s a reason there’s a red, five pointed star on the state flag).

    I didn’t read the whole story (again, I’ve read enough to be familiar with the general concept) but I did catch that he got $5800 for junk. He got $5800 in Target or Walmart gift cards. I suppose he could figure out a way to sell them but I doubt he’d buy guns, he probably stole the props as it was (in the pictures the guns were in a shopping cart, not in the back of a truck which is what I would have expected to see had a real Hollywood armory dumped them – they are professionals after all and not street bums).
     
  13. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to form an organization (NOT a non-profit,) name it something pretentious, and go into the biz of getting guns off the street. I'm going from city to city, advertising first, and paying $25 for any gun someone turns in "for the greater good."

    Sounds like a lot of fun if nothing else. :D
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I know. I understand where you see the humor. I get it. I just get disgusted by the whole thing. I can't laugh about it, because even though the guy with the props was funny, the whole situation is just way more sad to me. There's nothing wrong in my mind with people finding humor in it.
     
  15. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    In the early 1990's I turned in two junk pistols (but kept the magazines for later trade) to a Portland gun buyback. I was very glad to get rid of those dead dogs, and got a lifetime supply of top-quality sweatsox, as well as groceries! It saved me well over what it cost to renew my NRA membership.

    Both of the gravy-train-overtime-collecting PPD officers on the scene had absolutely no idea what the Tek-22 Scorpion that I turned in was. The pudgy one huffed that "Wal, thet's just the kind of thing we want to get off of the streets." As if it had EVER been ON any street!

    At the same buyback a local firearms activist brough in an assemblage made of three-quarters-inch plumbing fittings, a nail, and a rubber band, which cost him about eight dollars to make. They were disinclined to pay him, until he demonstrated that it was in fact a working shotgun! So he departed with his giftcard, proving what a farce the buyback was.....................elsullo :p
     
  16. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree completely with you MountainBear. I, too, laughed not one bit about the props guy. He worked a system that's so f'd up that I doubt its easily fixed. One major reason (of more than I actually care to count) why I left the PRC. If we can keep the fight going in Oregon we'll be OK I think.
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHahahahaaaa...................... :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh:


    DUMB - A's!!!
     
  18. Karma

    Karma the woods in Oregon Active Member

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    Those buybacks make me unhappy to say the least. It is funny that the guy duped the idiots out of 6k though.

    I know a couple of guys who went up to Portland with a fist full of cash and bought some guns outside of a buyback that was held there. I would imagine a guy would get ran off if he got caught, but they got some super cheap guns doing so.
     
  19. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    I dont like any of these gun buy back things but we, the tax payers are paying for these so it is like we are being screwed.

    I work construction and was doing a state job and making almost double what I normaly make. The guys on my crew were just milking the job. I got pissed and kicked them all off and got a new crew. It might look good from the outside but when it comes to my money being wasted I dont take it as a joke. Just the way I look at it.