Tuesday, July 09, 2013

FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Miami Area, 27 July, 2013 Turn In (buyback)


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

There will be two gun turn in events on 27 July, 2013 in the Miami, Florida area.. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.

One event will be held in North Miami at 15045 Biscayne Blvd at the Biscayne Landings sales office.  The other will be held in South Dade at 11350 SW 216 St.  Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gift cards valued up to $200 will be exchanged for firearms.   People are supposed to be able to turn in firearms "no questions asked".   Police usually check firearms to determine if they are stolen, but no statement to that effect has  been found for this event.

As these events will be occurring near the end of the George Zimmerman trial, they will have additional interest.

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 Florida. Open carry of firearms is generally not legal, but it appears that brief displays of a firearm are accepted, if the display is not in a threatening manner.

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

©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.

Update: Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade counties have a special provision to require background checks on all guns sold on property where the public has the right of way.  This law does not apply  to people with a concealed carry permit.

The above ordinace has been preempted by state law and no longer applies:


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