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On 10/6/2021 at 12:26 PM, 1LtCAP said:

well i guess no one's gonna be getting the 250, since we haven't been able to legally own assault weapons since what? 1934 or so?

Metal hacksaw blade is a couple bucks and turns any rifle or shotgun into an assault weapon, doesn't it?

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2 minutes ago, Malice4you said:

Metal hacksaw blade is a couple bucks and turns any rifle or shotgun into an assault weapon, doesn't it?

Not exactly.

However, the media and democratic candidates for office seem able to turn any rifle or shotgun into an assault weapon.

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37 minutes ago, 10X said:

Not exactly.

However, the media and democratic candidates for office seem able to turn any rifle or shotgun into an assault weapon.

I still love that you can get a few dollars worth of pipes, nail, and wood and make something functional enough that they will buy it back, netting the builder a hefty profit.

 

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2 hours ago, W2MC said:

If there's "no questions asked"; how do they "know" you're even a NJ resident?

 

Everyone who turns in a gun drives to the location. Every car has a license plate. They know who is dropping off what. There is nothing anonymous about this!

Spotters see you get out of the car,  red shirt, blue cap, green shoes, carrying a large paper bag with blue lettering.

 

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1 hour ago, JohnnyB said:

Everyone who turns in a gun drives to the location. Every car has a license plate. They know who is dropping off what. There is nothing anonymous about this!

Spotters see you get out of the car,  red shirt, blue cap, green shoes, carrying a large paper bag with blue lettering.

 

I'm sure they have surveillance cameras at the sites.  However, if you park 2 blocks away I doubt any surveillance ranges that far.

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4 hours ago, JohnnyB said:

Everyone who turns in a gun drives to the location. Every car has a license plate. They know who is dropping off what. There is nothing anonymous about this!

Spotters see you get out of the car,  red shirt, blue cap, green shoes, carrying a large paper bag with blue lettering.

 

and if there's any of those signs you see some townships or police depts use......many of those have cameras built into them. or they just need to park a patrol vehicle with an alper system mounted and they'll have it all.

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On BearingArms.com:

New Jersey County Offering Up To $250 Per Gun At Buyback

 
By Tom Knighton | Oct 11, 2021 6:30 PM ET
 
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Gun buybacks are a sore spot for many in the Second Amendment community, and for understandable reasons. After all, just the term suggests that these weapons were somehow the government’s property to begin with. Otherwise, how would they be buying them back?

 
 

For another, it’s part of the misconception that guns in and of themselves somehow contribute to violent crime. Otherwise, why try and buy them back as a response to crime when anyone with half a brain knows the crooks won’t be selling their guns?

Then there’s the fact that studies have shown they simply don’t work.

That’s not stopping one New Jersey county from having one anyway.

Here’s a chance for anyone in New Jersey to trade in their guns for cash.

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has announced a Gun Buy Back event for Saturday, October 23, from 10 am – 4 pm at the Alms Center in Bridgeton.

Officials say up to $250 per gun will be paid out, with a maximum gun purchase of three per person. The program is anonymous and officials stress that no questions will be asked.

So, let’s unpack this for a moment.

A maximum amount of $250 per firearm will be paid out, probably based on the weapon type, which means it’ll be a fraction of what the weapon is actually worth so far as retail value.

That means you’re going to get two types of people. The first type will be those who someone ended up with firearms, probably because of a loved one dying, and don’t have a clue what to do with it. They probably buy into the crap about guns ending up in criminal hands so easily, so they’re not willing to take them to a gun store for sale out of fear they’ll end up in the “wrong” hands or something, so they’ll go to a buyback.

 

The other group is comprised of the criminals who used the gun in some kind of crime and are desperate to get rid of it, preferably where the police can’t link it back to them.

“No questions asked” is just perfect for them.

Of course, some proponents of these buybacks will argue that by buying these guns from people who don’t want them, they reduce gun thefts. I find that a very interesting proposition. Especially since I haven’t seen a single study showing buybacks somehow reduce gun thefts.

Take a look at the number of guns turned in at these events when compared to the population. It accounts for a tiny fraction of the people who likely own guns. Most don’t want to get rid of them. They want to keep them.

Those are also the people whose guns get stolen.

The claim that buybacks somehow reduce stolen firearms or even crime is laughable at best. The former is supposition at most and the latter has been debunked by studies.

And yet, they keep having these. Why?

Well, the answer is simple. It’s kabuki theater designed to make people feel like officials are doing something when they’re really not. It’s a way to claim they’re taking a problem seriously when they often don’t have a freaking clue what to do.

 

That’s it. That’s why we still have buybacks despite there being no evidence that they work.

Pretty sad, really.

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