Monday, December 21, 2015

Democrats propose federal gun buyback

Gun owners would be paid to sell their firearms to the federal government under new legislation from Democrats.

The Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act, which was reintroduced this week by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), is the latest attempt by Democrats to address gun violence. The bill has 22 co-sponsors.

"Although no one piece of legislation will eliminate all gun violence, this bill will get guns off the streets and keep them out of the hands of people who wish to cause harm,” Payne said. "If we can get one gun off the street, if we can save one life, then we have to take action.”

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I like the part where they said "The Justice Department would destroy the guns and recycle the parts"... 

If you don't know what the DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office) does, here's a hint.

Participating in a gun buy back is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.


cannon said...

IIRC...one western state...maybe Oregon...tried this same thing last year..
gun dealers showed and offered people standing line more money than the police....guess who bought the guns....which were resold...legally of course...
same thing would happen with a fed buy back

taminator013 said...

Just one of the many things I hate about these buyback programs are all the classic, antique and historic guns that are brought in by widows and other people who don't know what they are actually worth. They just want to get rid of them and pick up a little (very little) cash. We had one here in our area a couple years ago. A friend of mine's mother-in-law wanted him to take two in for her to turn in. I'm glad that he told me about it first. Two nice little .32 S&W revolvers. One was a H&R "Young American" in fair condition and a Hopkins & Allen "New Police" break-top in close to 90%. Neither are worth a lot, but it would have been a shame to see them destroyed. The "New Police" was probably bought originally by a police officer since it doesn't have a serial number. All civilian models were numbered, but not police issued ones. Needless to say that the widow received a bit more than the buy back would have paid and a little piece of Americana was saved...........

Phil said...

Some rusty 3/4 black pipe, some 2X4's and a little elbow grease, a guy could make a tidy little profit off the dumb bastards.
There are all kinds of Youtubes showing how to make 12 gauge bang sticks out of pipe.

taminator013 said...

Correction: It was a Hopkins & Allen "Safety Police", not "New Police" in my comment.