When was tthe FIRST time that the YMCA or a church - or the Girl Scouts for that matter - conducted a "buy back" program without the direct involvement of a local unit of government?
Yes, I know that many of these events are staged at venues owned/operated by churches or the YMCA, but they are, to the best of my knowledge, actually conducted by the locality.
Which gives me an idea - let's set up a "buy back" program of our own. Get folks to bring in all sorts of stuff and regardless of condition or value we get it for way under wholesale, let alone retail. And since it's all face-to-face there's no paperwork. Of course, we could ask the police to be there "just to ensure a peaceable operation" - I'm sure they would be overjoyed to assign a few officers some overtime so that we could get cheap guns.