Saturday, June 29, 2013

WI:Cheap Gun Opportunity Developing in Racine for July 27th, 2013


Long Guns Recently Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013

Racine, Wisconsin, will be hosting a gun turn in event on 27 July, 2013. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.

The event will be held at the Urban League  at 718 North Memorial Drive in Racine  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At this time it is unknown what or how much will be exchanged for various firearms.   In other parts of the country, inducements have usually been in the form of gift cards varying from $50 to $200.   Occasionaly, people are asked to turn in firearms for free.

Across the country, communities, police departments and churches are sponsoring gun turn-ins to get "guns off the street". At many of these events, private buyers are showing up, offering cash for the more valuable guns. These private additions to the public turn-in are effective, no doubt, in getting more guns off the street, because they add to the resources that are available to those who want to get rid of guns for something of value, be it a grocery card or a number of twenty dollar bills.

You can help make the turn-in in your area more effective by standing on the curb with your "Cash for Guns" sign, or at a folding table, willing to offer more than the gift card for firearms that are more valuable. It would be best if numerous private parties were available, as more good guns could then be transferred into responsible hands.

This action serves many useful purposes. It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be taken off the street. It helps keep fearful widows from being defrauded of most of the market value of the gun they are turning in. It prevents valuable assets from being destroyed by bureaucratic inflexibility. It is a win-win-win situation.

It also dispels the pernicious message that guns are bad and should be destroyed.

Private sales are legal in Wisconsin, as is open carry of firearms.

Link to article with numerous examples of private sales at gun turn in events
Link to most recent article about private buyers at Detroit event

Link to Phoenix Article: pictures of private buyers

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