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I love when the tables are turned by some patriotic capitalist.
You know those idiotic gun buyback programs that a lot of police departments are sponsoring around the country (with huge donations from Amazon.com)? The ones where the police will give you a $100 gift card or grocery card if you’ll voluntarily turn in your guns (no questions asked as to where you got it)?
Well, some entrepreneurial gun collectors decided to crash the gun buyback program looking for bargains.
As it turns out a whole bunch of the guns that some of these idiots are looking to hand over for a mere $100 grocery card are often worth much, much more than that. So, these guys set up an impromptu “Gun Show” across the street from the buyback and started outbidding the cops.
Which is completely legal:
John Diaz, Seattle’s Police Chief, wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed.
If Austin ever tries this, I’ll be there doing the same thing. Getting ready to turn in your Springfield Armory .45 XDs for a $100? I’ll give you $150 for it. Cash. Don’t want that old Model 61 Winchester slide action shotgun that your dad gave you 25 years ago? Tell you what — I’ll take it off your hands for $200.
Oh, and talk about a loophole just waiting to be taken advantage of. The Police Chief said that they will check all buyback guns to verify if they are stolen, and — if they are — make every attempt to return them to their lawful owners.
So…all you have to do is, a few weeks before the gun buyback, report your guns stolen. Then have a friend go “turn them in.” Split the money. Then wait for the police to contact you and let you know they’ve found your guns.