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    Citizens pay cash, save guns from police buyback!

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    This is priceless!
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    WEAPONS OF CHOICE
    Activists outbid cops for turned-in guns
    'They're going to destroy firearms; we're going to put them in hands of citizens'
    Posted: February 28, 2011
    10:01 pm Eastern

    By Drew Zahn
    2011 WorldNetDaily

    While the Austin, Texas, police were offering grocery cards in exchange for unwanted firearms over the weekend, local activists showed up to outbid the men in uniform, insisting liberty would be better served if the guns were in the hands of law-abiding citizens instead.

    At the "no-questions-asked" event held at Oak Meadow Baptist Church in South Austin, the Austin Police Department offered, for example, a $100 Visa grocery card for an unwanted handgun. The activists offered $110 in cash.

    "We don't agree with the 'Guns for Groceries' program, because they're going to destroy most of the firearms," explained John Bush, executive director of the group Texans for Accountable Government. "The firearms that we purchase, we're going to put them in the hands of [Texans] who are in need of firearms to protect their families but they can't afford them."

    The group's website explains further: "TAG holds strongly to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms and agrees with the countless studies that show that firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens makes for a safer city – not a more dangerous environment, as APD's 'Guns for Groceries' implies."

    According to its website, TAG is a non-partisan political action committee "formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government … to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens."

    The organization criticized the "Guns for Groceries" program as a merely "feel-good" event that costs the taxpayers money and does little to actually safeguard people, as those turning in guns were not likely to be criminals but "grandmas and grandpas." It even blasted the event as "an effort to disarm the economically disadvantaged."

    Police on site, however, insisted the program is popular, funded in part by the Greater Austin Crime Commission and the Jastrow Family Foundation and does serve a purpose:

    "People who have weapons in their home, it could be possible their home could be burglarized, and the weapon could get into the arms of a criminal," Lt. Ely Reyes told KVUE-TV, Austin. "It also prevents children from accessing these weapons."

    Lt. Reyes also explained to TAG that the collected guns would be checked against criminal databases and forensic testing before being destroyed, to see if they had been identified as used in illegal activity.

    Richard Hill, president of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, told the Austin American-Statesman that in only the first few hours of the event, police had collected about 400 guns and expected to give away $40,000 worth of gift cards.

    Afterwards, TAG reported that they had exchanged cash for over a dozen firearms, while private purchasers also showed up to buy guns, rather than see them melted down.

    TAG's executive director insisted that public safety was served far better by his organization's efforts to put firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens than the police program's swap of groceries for guns.

    "The groceries are going to go bad in a week," Bush said, "the firearm will be there to protect you and your family and your community for life."

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    Exo 22:2 "If anyone catches a thief breaking in and hits him so that he dies, he is not guilty of murder.
    Luke 22:36: "Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luk 11:21 "When a strong man, with all his weapons ready, guards his own house, all his belongings are safe.

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    Buying guns to save them from police destruction and giving them a good home

    Way to go!

    Buying guns to save them from police destruction and giving them a good home.

    This should be done in every state that allows private sales on the street - that is, MOST STATES! see map at http://www.opencarry.org/privatetransfers.html

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    NC is listed as "Long Guns Only" on that map. NC allows private transfers of handguns, but a PPP/CHP must be acquired first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sultan62 View Post
    NC is listed as "Long Guns Only" on that map. NC allows private transfers of handguns, but a PPP/CHP must be acquired first.
    Michigan is listed that way, too. Like NC, Michigan requires a LTP/CPL. Perhaps OCDO just needs to clarify what they mean?
    Last edited by DrTodd; 03-02-2011 at 07:22 PM.
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    this is fantastic!

    my brother was involved in something similar in indiana. i can't wait for the next buy back in michigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    my brother was involved in something similar in indiana. i can't wait for the next buy back in michigan.
    i would love a good deal on an S&W 640. i would definitely pay more than the police would.

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    This is all sorts of WIN!

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    doug, if you get involved in this anywhere in michigan again, let me know. i'm going to set up a google alert so i can find out when the next one comes up.
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