Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Second Amendment Supporters Buy Best Guns at Cleveland "Buy Back"

At the recent Cleveland gun turn in event, "buy back", the public turned in 270 guns to the police.    Second amendment supporters were there in force, and purchased about 100 guns, some of the most valuable of the brought to the event, for cash.   From
“Overall we saved about 100 guns. Anything worth saving was saved. I would say less than 10 guns of actual value made it through us to get turned in to police. If the guns weren’t worth anything, we directed them over to the police to at least get something for them. And we did encounter a couple with scratched off serial numbers that we immediately directed to the police,” said Pucillio.

The gun rights advocate stressed that all of the guns were bought in individual transactions and included several collectable firearms and antiques. The cache included a Colt 1911 and M1 Garand of World War II vintage, a Ruger Blackhawk and a Dan Wesson .357 Magnum that went into the hands of gun lovers rather than into the furnace door of a smelter.
There were at least two local groups of second amendment supporters present, Ohio Carry,  whose president was quoted above, and, who paid for the billboard truck shown in the photograph.   Some local news organizations downplayed the private purchasers.

In some instances, impromptu auctions took place as there were several buyers for the best guns offered for sale.   From OFCC, Crosswire3:

It was all fairly well organized and most every buyer had a change to approach any vehicle. If it was something they really wanted, nobody was there keeping them from paying a fair price for it. Many sellers received well over their expected $100/$200 in value, and I wouldn't have it any other way. If people want to be completely "fair" about things they should hold an open auction for every item that shows up instead of handing out numbers to take advantage of the sellers. All in all it was a very good showing from well-meaning and respectably dressed firearms rights supporters. Many innocent firearms were saved from a fiery demise
 At least one firearm, a Ruger Redhawk, was bid up form $100 to $400.

There is very little risk in buying guns at these events.   Here is an article that consideres the legal risk:

What is the Legal Risk of Buying a Gun at a Turn In (buy back)?

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