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The Next Cash/Food For Guns... Hum!!!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Contract_Pilot, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    I guess the program they give you $100 grocery store gift card for every firearm turned in did not see a limit?

    OK, I have more than a few folded AK receivers I messed up on to much work to fix to make in to a decent looking rifle but would function if assembled. Now, I wonder if they would take my messed up receivers? According to the BATFE a folded & drilled ak receiver is a firearm...

    I could use the 1,000+ to expand my emergency food stock or sell the cards on craigslist for $80 each and buy ammo or other firearms?

    This may be morally wrong but just a thought?
     
  2. probasco

    probasco abeaversboro Member

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    good idea. i have a few old parts guns not worth $20, where and when?
     
  3. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    I've heard stories of spraypainted bits of pipe held to chunks of wood with hose clamps brought in, gotta get those nasty zip-guns off the street! Maybe a handful of disassembled bic pens with empty .22 casings jammed in there ;)

    Really, I think my ideas just make yours seem much less wrong.
     
  4. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Maybe we need to put up a sign in front of the place with the words:

    Trade your guns for cash on northwestfirearms.com
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    It wouldn't be hard to make and bring in some four-winds shotguns. :)

    Something else to be considered--why not make our own gun turn-in stand and give out cash for turned in guns. We could say "up to $100" so if people bring us crappy little .25ACPs or something we don't have to give them the full $100, while on the other hand could maybe pick up nice things like M1 Garands or something for super cheap. :D
     
  6. coctailer

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

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    I want to find out when/where this is.

    I would like to intercept the people going in and check out the gunz.
     
  7. Joe Link

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

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    I've actually considered the idea of running an NWFA gun buyback, then reselling the guns to our members at deep discount and using the profit to run the site. Just seems like there's a lot of gray area there and at this point we're not ready to tackle that.
     
  8. coctailer

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

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    I thought about doing one also. Both to help the community, and to get my greedy hands on a few $100 Colt Pythons:laugh::laugh:

    I went to college with sports anchor Adam Bjornson and was thinking he may have a media connection to get the word out cheap for a gun buy-back.
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would like to intercept the people going in and check out the gunz.

    You'd be ever so popular with the folks running the buyback. :laugh:
     
  10. coctailer

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

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    Ya, but they are just destroying them.............
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ya, but they are just destroying them.............

    Sad. I saw a picture from a buyback in Cali where someone had turned in a nice double barrel shotgun that was going to be melted down. It looked like a Model 21 Winchester. Almost made me physically ill.
     
  12. coctailer

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

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    I talked to a guy that is in charge of the impounded guns in Oregon for the State Police.

    He said it was a real tear-jerker watching some $3,000 collectable rifles get melted down.

    There are no exceptions. They treat a Hi-Point the same as a $12,000 Kreighoff.
     
  13. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Most the time the programs are not publicized, rather they target low income neighborhoods through churches or other non mainstream outlets such as offender releases that target gangs and the poor neighborhoods with high crime rates.
     
  14. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Not all of them get destroyed... I bet some police have made themselves large collections from sized and buy back programs.
     
  15. coctailer

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

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    Then they did it illegally.

    OSP says no exceptions for officers.
     
  16. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Here's the quote I loved:

    "These are firearms that are being used on the streets of Fresno to do drive by shootings. They're in the hands of the wrong people," said Police Chief Jerry Dyer.

    Cut to video showing nothing but old white people in minivans turning in guns and taking away gift cards.

    What a stupid waste of taxpayer money and decent firearms.

    I love the idea of showing up and making better offers to these people going in. We can call it "Off the Streets and Into the Safes" -- a green recycling program run by respectable concerned citizens who would rather see guns put away in a private safe than out on the street or destroyed forever. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
     
  18. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :laugh::laugh:

    I say we start the SAFE!

    SAFE = Society Against Firearm Eradication

    All in favor? Aye!
     
  19. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Aye!

    Seriously we should do that. I love the green angle "Reduce, reuse, recycle" :D We could easily gather up people to show up with cash and make intercept offers I'm sure of it. Who doesn't want to buy guns for around $100's?
     
  20. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    Aye!

    I have a couple bucks i could bring too the NWFA "SAFE" table!:thumbup: