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    Guns for Flu Shots

    I really wasn't sure where to post this and didn't see it already being discussed.
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    Apparently Worcester, MA is conducting a gun buy back program that is the first of it's kind (That I know of). Here is a link for a very well written article on the subject.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/038187_gu...achesetts.html

    I would actually be interested to know how many firearms they received.
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    Live in Worcester, MA and need a flu shot? http://www.worcesterfreeclinics.org/home.html Did ya notice that word there - "free"? No gun needed.

    stay safe.
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    I think the buybacks are great. It gets guns out of the hands of those too stupid to know what their rights are. A government supported version of Darwinism, if I may.

    Just think, if they'll trade their guns for what is normally a free inoculation and a few dollars, would you want them watching your back during a civil war?

    A friend from years back told me this would justify buying old junk guns. Pick up a dozen piece of crap guns and when a buy back hits you could make a tidy profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan 5 View Post
    I think the buybacks are great. It gets guns out of the hands of those too stupid to know what their rights are. A government supported version of Darwinism, if I may.

    Just think, if they'll trade their guns for what is normally a free inoculation and a few dollars, would you want them watching your back during a civil war?

    A friend from years back told me this would justify buying old junk guns. Pick up a dozen piece of crap guns and when a buy back hits you could make a tidy profit.
    The problem with your proposition is that it establishes, in the mind of the general public, that the buy-back is actually getting the right guns off the streets. I'll give you a not-so-crisp FRN if you can provide documentation of a criminal turning in an illegally possessed firearm at one of these events.

    An additional problem caused by buy-back programs is that they interfere with commerce, and often cheat the person turning in the firearm. If Granny no longer wants her late husband's Postal Meter M-1 carbine laying around in the back of the closet, that's just fine with me. But to exchange it for a gift card (usually under $100) and then destroy it causes the state/locality to lose tax money that would have been realized from the "controlled" sale at a price based on value as a collector's piece.

    If you cannot/will not set up a spot on the sidewalk where you offer to buy for cash the guns being brough for turn-in then at least consider setting up with a copy of the Blue Book of Gun Values and helping the folks discover the worth of what they are bringing to be destroyed. f it's legal, set up a deal with your favorite FFL for a commission on every gun you send to them - that way Grammy, you and the FFL all make money from the deal, and of course you will all be paying the appropriate taxes which helps the locality's budget. Win/Win/Win/Win.

    stay safe.
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