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    Lansing: Who is up for a gun buyback this weekend?

    All,

    The LPD gun buyback will be this weekend. More details to come later today.

    That being said, who is up to buying some guns in Lansing this Saturday (8/18)?

    Just to be clear, I'm talking about buying guns from others -- not selling!

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    Date: 8/18/2012@9:30 AM
    Bring with you: Home made sign advising something like "Have Gun for Sale? I have cash!" or what will you. Also bring a stack of RI-60's

    More details given at rendezvous
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    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    All,

    The LPD gun buyback will be this weekend. More details to come later today.

    That being said, who is up to buying some guns in Lansing this Saturday (8/18)?

    Just to be clear, I'm talking about buying guns from others -- not selling!
    Me, and I can offer the people cash instead of a store card so hopefully a nice g17 comes through for $100. Better get some ri-60 printed up before the weekend.
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    Update: It'll be 10A-2P at something Tabernacle Church -- See OP
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    http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/a...text|FRONTPAGE

    They are only accepting guns that are in working order -- which will weed out the bad guns for us
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    "Firearms will be accepted with no questions asked in exchange for $100 Meijer gift cards for each working gun. Other assault weapons can be traded in for a $50 gift card."
    huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    Update: It'll be 10A-2P at something Tabernacle Church -- See OP
    do you have a meetup time/place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    do you have a meetup time/place?
    "Stay tuned"
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    I will try to make it if I can, with cash and RI-60s.

    My Google Earth "recon" indicates some things for planning/logistics that I will PM TheQ about and he may disseminate. I would suggest keeping all planning specifics private, and suggest you PM TheQ about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanM View Post
    I will try to make it if I can, with cash and RI-60s.

    My Google Earth "recon" indicates some things for planning/logistics that I will PM TheQ about and he may disseminate. I would suggest keeping all planning specifics private, and suggest you PM TheQ about it.
    OP updated with relevant information. The rendezvous is .5 miles away from the buyback. We'll discuss more tactics there.
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    OP updated with relevant information. The rendezvous is .5 miles away from the buyback. We'll discuss more tactics there.
    I'd love to come, but unfortunately I will be busy this weekend.

    Would anyone be willing to pick me up something? I could pay you in person later.

    I wouldn't mind an old 870 for a project, I really only need the receiver, and internals, and possibly the mag tube, the rest will be replaced anyway, any condition, it doesn't even need to work, as long as there is no visible pitting, or heavy rust, I'll be gun coating the whole thing.

    Of course anything cool like AR's, AK's, decent pistols, and cool milsurps would be nice to.

    In all seriousness though, good luck.

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    Re: Lansing: Who is up for a gun buyback this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Small_Arms_Collector View Post
    I'd love to come, but unfortunately I will be busy this weekend.

    Would anyone be willing to pick me up something? I could pay you in person later.

    I wouldn't mind an old 870 for a project, I really only need the receiver, and internals, and possibly the mag tube, the rest will be replaced anyway, any condition, it doesn't even need to work, as long as there is no visible pitting, or heavy rust, I'll be gun coating the whole thing.

    Of course anything cool like AR's, AK's, decent pistols, and cool milsurps would be nice to.

    In all seriousness though, good luck.
    Not saying it cannot happen but, 97+ % of the guns at these things are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock9mmOldStyle View Post
    Not saying it cannot happen but, 97+ % of the guns at these things are crap.

    Giving up civil rights for security is a certain way to lose both!
    I believe that, still, I can have my fingers crossed something cool might show up, and someone will be nice, and hold it for me.

    The aforementioned 870 though doesn't even need to run, as long as the receiver is solid, and the internals are mostly salvageable, and there's no pitting, or heavy rust, I'm looking for a project gun for a complete rebuild, and refinish. Although I'm not sure it would be worth the price tag. Oh well I can dream of a $150 AR.

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    Gary, IN is also having a gun buy-back. A fellow IN gun-owner asked one of his Gary cop friends if they could set up a public buy, and he was told, "Honestly Mike, I know it is legal to do a face to face transaction, but I wouldn't advise trying to do it. There is the possibility that a lot of stolen guns could show up, and I wouldn't want anyone to get burned." He said he is not sure what other officers would do, but he is just of the opinion that there is too much of a risk of a law abiding citizen getting a stolen or illegal weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    Gary, IN is also having a gun buy-back. A fellow IN gun-owner asked one of his Gary cop friends if they could set up a public buy, and he was told, "Honestly Mike, I know it is legal to do a face to face transaction, but I wouldn't advise trying to do it. There is the possibility that a lot of stolen guns could show up, and I wouldn't want anyone to get burned." He said he is not sure what other officers would do, but he is just of the opinion that there is too much of a risk of a law abiding citizen getting a stolen or illegal weapon.
    Thought about that, but I think if you bought a handgun they wouldn't want to fill out the ri60 if it was stolen.

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    Have fun with all the sat. night specials and jennings-nines...
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    Gary, IN is also having a gun buy-back. A fellow IN gun-owner asked one of his Gary cop friends if they could set up a public buy, and he was told, "Honestly Mike, I know it is legal to do a face to face transaction, but I wouldn't advise trying to do it. There is the possibility that a lot of stolen guns could show up, and I wouldn't want anyone to get burned." He said he is not sure what other officers would do, but he is just of the opinion that there is too much of a risk of a law abiding citizen getting a stolen or illegal weapon.
    ANY FTF transaction runs this risk and yet plenty of people do it at guns shows or off internet forums such as MGO. you NEVER know 100% when you buy a used gun that it hasn't either been stolen or used in a crime. even if you're buying from a licensed dealer.
    btw, doesn't look like i'll be able to make this one... sure wish i could though
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    Lansing: Who is up for a gun buyback this weekend?

    Tomorrow morning!
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    im going there, going to try and sell a junker and then pick up something new, a 10/22 or cheap pistol would be nice
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_freak_66 View Post
    im going there, going to try and sell a junker and then pick up something new, a 10/22 or cheap pistol would be nice
    I'm actually going to turn in a Remington Nylon 66 22LR rifle, unless someone else wants it.
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    Re: Lansing: Who is up for a gun buyback this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    I'm actually going to turn in a Remington Nylon 66 22LR rifle, unless someone else wants it.
    These were great little rifles if my memory serves correct. Why let the cops have it? Just curious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock9mmOldStyle View Post
    These were great little rifles if my memory serves correct. Why let the cops have it? Just curious?
    It is a nice little rifle. Usually sells used for $200-$300 according to gunbroker. Needs very minor work. It does shoot fine as is. If you or anyone wants to buy it, PM me tonight and I'll provide more details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    Tomorrow morning!
    Ok, I was able to confirm tonight that my schedule is open for tomorrow. I will be there.

    I encourage everyone to bring a video recorder if you have one. Even if it's just a phone app, try to have something for video. Cops involved in a buyback have been known to act pissy towards people like us trying to legitimately save good guns from destruction. Ask Doug. I believe there's video of a buyback he was in the vicinity of.

    EDIT: Yep, here's Doug's video proof of the need to be prepared to video when you're at a gun buyback:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gMHv-tCgCI
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanM View Post
    Ok, I was able to confirm tonight that my schedule is open for tomorrow. I will be there.

    I encourage everyone to bring a video recorder if you have one. Even if it's just a phone app, try to have something for video. Cops involved in a buyback have been known to act pissy towards people like us trying to legitimately save good guns from destruction. Ask Doug. I believe there's video of a buyback he was in the vicinity of.

    EDIT: Yep, here's Doug's video proof of the need to be prepared to video when you're at a gun buyback:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gMHv-tCgCI
    Great advice... I only add that I strongly suggest taping ANY transactions you make that day... either with the LEOs or with someone with one to sell to you.
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    Gun Buyback Underway

    http://www.wlns.com/story/19310747/gun-buyback-underway
    silliness ensues

    ...wow $150 for "assault weapons" thanks to hysteria
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    alot of us got some good deals, S&W 9mm for 200 and a mossberg 500 "pistol" for 200, great condition mosin sporter and when i left there was a bidding war on an unfired norinco AK pre-ban 95% condition.

    mostly junk came through but most of us found deals.


    my plan was to sell a junker for the gift card and then offer the card plus cash for a new gun, so i didnt bring much cash....and for some unknown reason(i believe because they knew my plan, cannot prove) they refused my sale.

    they had a 2 gun per person limit though and some guy brought in 3 junkers, i turned one in as my own, gave him the card and he gave me $10 so i made some profit at least.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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