Saturday, April 20, 2013

FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity Coconut Grove Tomorrow, 20 April

People who have guns they do not want anymore will be allowed to drop them off at the Coconut Grove NET office, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2750 McFarland Road.

The program will operate from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, so you will want to get there early enough to pick out a good spot.

Many broken and junk firearms are turned in at these events, but a fair number of people who inherited decent guns, but do not want to have anything to do with them, show up. There are often some pretty good deals.

Across the country, freedom fighters are showing up at these events, and offering cash for the better specimens. This should be welcomed by event organizers, if their purpose is to "get guns off the streets". This is because such activity stretches the turn in dollars, prevents poor widows from being defrauded of their valuable property for a pittance, and places guns that are not wanted in responsible hands.

Private sales are perfectly legal in Florida, as they are in most states.

Local information would be appreciated, as these events are often held in poor neighborhoods.

Here are numerous links showing private individuals purchasing guns at numerous events across the country:

NM:More than 300 guns sold at sheriff buy back event(and private sales!)

PA:Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem.

Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.

Second Gun Buyback Nets 42 Weapons

Also in front of the church were people offering to buy the guns off of people before they reached the buyback event.


NM: City’s gun buy-back program nets hundreds of weapons

Outside the police station, a group of four or five men gathered to offer cash to people who were bringing guns in.

Gun buyback in Cincinnati collects 135 weapons

The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that a federally licensed gun dealer showed up to provide some competition. He bought a dozen weapons for $40 to $100 by standing outside the church with a sign that read “Cash 4 Guns.”

Several good deals made at Lansing Gun Turn in

MI:100+ Guns Turned in for Gun Buyback

Just outside where the buyback program was being held pro gun activists were offering cash for guns.

NM:Police harass legal buyers at Santa Fe Gun Turn In

Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns

Tucson Gun Turn in - First Hand Account

AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

A Reader Reports from the Hartford CT Gun Buyback

Cleveland Gun Buyback Program Attracts Buyers Offering Cash for Guns (VIDEO) (OH)

The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms ‘turn-in’ event at Memorial Coliseum(OR)

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Anonymous said...

My opinion is that some of the firearms turned in at gun buybacks have been used in crimes. Think about it. The cops buy them from the public with no questions asked, and then they are allegedly destroyed. Of course we all know that the best and most expensive ones wind up in the possession of police officers. And why would somebody surrender a perfectly good weapon for chump change? Because it's a good way to get rid of a hot piece that wasn't yours to begin with. Incriminating evidence gone forever. And the cops will either destroy the heat or keep it for themselves.

Dean Weingarten said...

Police routinely check guns turned in to see if they have been reported stolen. Those found to be stolen are very few, about 1 percent.

While some criminals may turn in guns for this reason, most criminals want to stay away from the police, because they do not trust them, and for good reason. Several of these turn ins have been advertised to be "no questions asked", only to have very serious questions asked in reality.

I would not hesitate to buy guns privately at such events. Even if I bought a gun that later turned out to be stolen, it would have been purchased in good faith. I would not worry about prosecution for "reception of stolen goods", which requires a reasonable knowledge of wrongdoing.