View Full Version : New kind of Buy-back?

March 16, 2009, 09:31 PM
LE departments are spending millions of tax dollars on new firearms.

I say let them only aquire firearms from their "gun buy-backs".

If they are getting assault rifles, machine guns, high capacity handguns, etc. from these programs, then why not use them themselves?

"Oh, all these guns are unoperable." Then what's the point?
"Umm, gangs don't use these types of guns, we need more firepower." Then what's the point?
"These are guns that were used in crimes." Don't ask, ever proven/convictions? Then what's the point?
"These guns made for unsafe households." They shot an occupant by themselves? No? Then what's the point?
"They reduce street crimes." Do they? No? Then what's the point?

The way gun "buy-backs" oughtta work is for charities. Buy them with a feel good environmental/green coupon/gift card and then resell them to collectors/willing buyers and then the sponsor/charity keeps the profits. This way, operable/fixable firearms are put to use and useless ones are used/sold for scrap metal.
Those that don't want guns in their house feel better and gun owners get a good deal.
Plus, the LEO's get a good photo-op with even more useless guns "taken off the streets"!

OK, I know it makes sense to us. I'm just frustrated with people that don't think, just feel, and think they are doing something productive.

March 16, 2009, 10:16 PM
Actually, they should GIVE them to say, elderly people who need to be able to defend themselves in their own home. Sadly, with the way that lawsuits run wild these days, any distribution would come back to bite them in the butt before they could turn around.

March 16, 2009, 11:25 PM
i've heard of the redistribution of wealth, but the redistribution of guns? away with this anti-capitalism talk!

March 16, 2009, 11:58 PM
This is off topic for the Tactics and Training forum. The purpose of the Tactics and Training forum is to discuss the tactics and the training that might help people survive criminal encounters. Any other subjects are off-topic for this area.