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so hypothetically what does the THT peanut gallery have to say about this:

In a community of Miami tomorrow there is a gun buy back program where they will exchange Heat Tickets for firerms...

lets say a couple of Jamokes set up shop on the curb and get a preview of all guns heading into the buyback and offer them cash if its something of value...

Person to person sales and a bill of sale with each weapon, I have a hot link to scan serial numbers for stolen/crime weapons...

What say the THTers?
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Not trying to be that guy...........but with the type of people that will be willing to trade their gun for some Heat tickets..............well.......... Yeah let them trade them in. I'm all for it.
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I remember years ago there was a buy back program in CT giving people something like $100/gun. At the time there were guns, crap kids style .22 caliber available for way less than $100.

Well guess what........they turned it into a little business..... I thought it was great !
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not sure your going to find anything worth buying... plus who knows what that gun may have been involved in, or no serial number, stolen, etc. These are typically not enthusiasts handing guns in.
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/\ agreed, however there is always one or two honorable mentions in all of these buy backs...
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I need to watch for one around here. I have an old bolt action .22 rifle I'd love to use but the bolt keeps coming out of the gun. Had a guy look at it and it's not worth fixing. Figure I'll take $100 for it when the time comes
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Originally Posted by Mardi-Gras View Post
so hypothetically what does the THT peanut gallery have to say about this:

In a community of Miami tomorrow there is a gun buy back program where they will exchange Heat Tickets for firerms...

lets say a couple of Jamokes set up shop on the curb and get a preview of all guns heading into the buyback and offer them cash if its something of value...

Person to person sales and a bill of sale with each weapon, I have a hot link to scan serial numbers for stolen/crime weapons...

What say the THTers?

That very thing just happened a few weeks ago. Smart guys.

People turning in guns were smart too. Most of them were junk.

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http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan...yback-20130122

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec...ncher-20121230
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Originally Posted by Mardi-Gras View Post
/\ agreed, however there is always one or two honorable mentions in all of these buy backs...

Go for it if you have the time...and if cops who have their own shills lurking don't run you off.
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What's your 'hot link,' I've got a couple of Sat. night specials I've always wondered bout.
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A lot of the guns may be stolen. There may be some ordinance requiring you to have a permit to operate a business on a street/side-walk. If you get busted on that the cops may try to nail you on possession of stolen property. Even if the charges don't stick you will be out whatever your paid for the items.

If you try it, I'd say look for something that really gets your interest. Buy one or two and then leave.

Good luck!
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In FL you can buy a gun from another person anywhere. Theres also a site you can check for stolen firearms, heres one:

http://www.hotgunz.com/
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Ive participated in some of the gun buybacks at the department I work for and none of the guns that have come in have ever been with the gift cards we are handing out. Most of them are junk 22 rifles that someone had in the basement and are rusted and corroded to crap. In 3 years that we have been doing the program I have seen less than 20 functioning firearms come in and no more than 5 guns I'd even express interest in.

In my experience, 90% of the people attracted to these events are widowed wives whose husbands had guns and they don't want their grand-kids getting their hands on them.
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we got run off when we arrived, because we looked out of place....a couple of white guys in the hood...looking to buy guns....

the spot had already been poached by another couple of people who looked they were off duty
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I wonder if I can turn in my Red Ryder BB gun for a $100 gift card?
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Run off? By who?
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Wonder if you could set up shop outside a buyback like the Heat ticket one and offer $20 bucks cash for the guns then take them all to the $100 gift card buy back program, sell the cards on Ebay and you're set.
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Looks like it worked in Seattle.

http://dcxposed.com/2013/01/27/seatt...-gun-show-lol/
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hypothetical question...

i shoot someone in cold blood, bring the gun to a buyback, get paid, and its then melted down. have i just gotten paid to have the police destroy my murder weapon?
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I dont think it would quite work like that. I'm pretty sure that once a firearm is turned in, the police test fire it, if it's even operable, and compare ballistics to rounds recovered at crime scenes. If it matches, then I'm sure they'll try fingerprinting and tracking the serial number. As mentioned before though, most firearms turned into these buy back programs are junk. I'm sure by now any law enforcement officer working one of these would probably find it odd that an operable firearms was being turned in. However someone did turn in a rocket launcher in California. So I guess in some ways, it can work.

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