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    At least one delegate thinks licensed firearms dealers are putting guns on the streets:

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    It usually takes a little time for the really good and the really gawdawful bills to surface. But now at the midway point, I think we have a nominee in the latter category.

    It’s Del. Mark Cole’s HB 252
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    Del. Cole has introduced legislation that says local police departments can’t set up gun buyback programs unless they SELL THE GUNS BACK.

    So, we buy guns from people to get them off the streets. Then apparently because some Delegates can’t bear the thought of any gun actually being, say, melted down, we require the police department to sell the guns back to licensed dealers. From whence they end up back on the street.

    I pretty much thought the purpose of gun buyback programs was, well, to buy guns and not to sell them. Current law, by the way, allows police departments to sell the guns if they wish.

    Of course HB 2528 passed the House. But it limped out with 33 negative votes, a fairly high number of “no” votes from a group that generally believes that an armed society is a polite society.

    We will await its fate in the Senate.
    Kris Amundson has never been a friend to gun owners, and I was truly offended by this blog entry. Please feel free to stop by and voice your opinion.


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    Some of these buy-back programs are actually kind of ridiculous. I read one city (Denver? can't remember) actually offered $150 for each handgun turned in. If I were there, I'd just go through the local pawn shops and clean out all the Hi-Points and turn them in for a tidy profit.

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    Chuckles wrote:
    Some of these buy-back programs are actually kind of ridiculous. I read one city (Denver? can't remember) actually offered $150 for each handgun turned in. If I were there, I'd just go through the local pawn shops and clean out all the Hi-Points and turn them in for a tidy profit.
    You know, that's not a bad idea.

    Hit up pawn shops and want-ads before a buy-back.
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    I had to leave a comment. It appears that the Delegate was not even aware that the bill had been amended, six days before the blog was posted.

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    TFred wrote:
    I had to leave a comment. It appears that the Delegate was not even aware that the bill had been amended, six days before the blog was posted.

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    Amundson assumes the ostrich position = head in sand and a** exposed.

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    While many of the guns turned in are good only for parts or the scrap heap, you do end up with the occasional bringback or museum-quality piece from someone who wasn't aware of what grandpa kept in the attic. These should be sold to collectors rather than destroyed.


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    Stop applying reason. You might hurt somebody.
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    It's really amazing. Ms. Amundson posted a reply saying that she would support an amendment that restricted this bill to antique or valuable firearms.

    Apparently Obama's socialist programs have already erased all memories of how capitalism works in this country! If you offer all guns for auction, by very nature of an auction, only the valuable ones will be bought, leaving the worthless ones behind to be disposed of "in an appropriate manner". FFLs don't want junk that they can't re-sell any more than you or I would.

    She's talked herself into supporting the bill as it is now, without even realizing it!

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    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
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    I think we are missing the point. Gun buybacks should be against the law in the first place. By arguing with Amundson over this point, you find yourself in the odd position of defending "normal" gun buybacks.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    I think we are missing the point. Gun buybacks should be against the law in the first place. By arguing with Amundson over this point, you find yourself in the odd position of defending "normal" gun buybacks.
    Now that cuts to the chase.

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