Friday, August 30, 2013

FL:Cheap Gun Opportunity Ft. Lauderdale, 7 September, 2013

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

There will be a gun turn in event on 7 September, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.

The location for the event will be at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church at 400 NW 9th Avenue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The event offers an unusual range of incentives for turning in guns.   The Sun Sentinal shows these:

Depending upon condition, donors of .22 to .38 caliber pistols or inoperable or rusted firearms will receive gift cards worth $25; revolvers are worth $50; handguns and semi-automatic pistols .9 mm to .45 caliber will get the donors $75 gift cards. 

Shotguns and rifles are worth $100 cards.
Airsoft or pellet guns may be turned in but donors will not receive gift cards, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

These events offer Second Amendment activists the potential for picking up some firearms for reasonable prices.  The gift cards offered for firearms generally undervalue a significant number of the firearms turned in.

Police usually check firearms to determine if they are stolen, but no statement to that effect has  been found for this event. 

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

First hand accounts of this turn-in would be appreciated, as would any pictures.

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

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