Turning in assault rifles for food

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  1. Enoch

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081208/ap_on_re_us/gifts_for_guns


    Personally...if times were bad my weapon would be the last thing I would turn in...:cool:
     
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    It may have been their last... :laugh:

    I like the idea but I have to agree with you, crime will go up as times get worse and they'll wish they kept protection. Not to mention, they can hunt with a gun.
     
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    It's all based on the false idea that the gun is what is bad. Odd, I've never seen or heard of a gun that aims itself at anyone and then pull it's own trigger.

    Are there any stats demonstrating a clear reduction in gun crime where these buy out programs have been implemented? Can they demonstrate a clear connection between the reduction in the murder rate and buying guns? There are other factors to consider such as an increase in law enforcement activity, increased jail time, etc.
     
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    That is the problem with this program, they can turn them in anonymously. Guns that are legally owned can be legally sold and bring in a lot more than $100 apiece (assuming working condition). The guns that get turned into programs like this are either broken or stolen. For the thief wanting to sell stolen guns this program is perfect.
    I wonder how many of these guns were stolen to start with?
    But did they check to see if they were stolen? There are databases that they could run the serial numbers through. Stolen weapons could be returned to the rightfull owners if the police cared.
     
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    Your right LeBuick

    If it comes down to just two people and one has the food and the other has a gun which do you want to be?

    You end of the world doomsayers can stock up on canned goods and bottled water, I am investing in ammunition.
     
  6. Baptist Believer

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    Within minutes?

    Wow.

    Just about any tool or heavy object could kill several people within minutes.

    This guy seems clueless.
     
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    I doubt it, who would walk up to these places with an illegal gun? Plus, the gansta's need their guns so they're not turning them in.
     
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    Now that was funny... :laugh: :wavey:
     
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    We have squirrel and deer in our backyard. If I am that hard up for food...I will just get some.
     
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    I heard squirrel is greasy...
     
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    No. It isn't greasy but it does have a pretty wild taste. I enjoy it.
     
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    Wow. My bad. I thought you guys hunted Arminians.













    :D
     
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    I'm going to have fun tomorrow morning. I'm taking a pro-gun control guy out to the range to shoot shotguns. He's never fired a gun, but was intrigued by my invitation to shoot. Apparently no one has ever asked him before.

    Looks like I'm going to spend half of the morning teaching gun safety and how to handle an assault shotgun. :D
     
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    Quote "Our biggest fear is a house getting burglarized and these guns getting taken."

    It's a pretty safe bet that that'w where lots of these guns came from. Also, the headline doesn't match the story. They don't mention any assault rifles being turned in.
     
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    I'm all for it!! I would willingly trade a sack of groceries for... say... an SKS - the poor man's 30-30. That'll take a gun off the streets and put it in the rear window of my truck where it belongs.

    I'll just run along to WalMart and get a gift card. Any of you feeling guilty about having an evil gun in your possession? Come on up to padre's house. I'll have a little something for your troubles.... :thumbs:
     
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    Same here. I'll even add a loaf of home baked bread or some cookies for one of those things. Have you seen the prices of SKS or AK's lately? They're worth way more than $100 bucks!
     
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    Well, I took the gun control guy out to the range this morning and he enjoyed it tremendously. After we finished shooting, I pointed out that the assault shotgun he was using would have been illegal under the 1994 Assault Weapons ban, and discussed why. I also showed him my Sig P250 with the 15-round magazine and informed him that the magazine would also be illegal to manufacture under the 1994 ban.

    He was surprised.

    I think I've made a convert. :D
     
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    Thus where the original headline came from.
     
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    :laugh: good one...
     
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    Now thats funny padredurand.

    I did some research. The buy back programs that actually check for stolen guns find a very small percentage (1-3%) of them stolen. They said that stolen guns are worth a lot more money on the street.

    Most of these guns are just old, broken, or unwanted.
     

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