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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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gun collectors outbid cops in police gun buy-back scheme!


www.rawstory.com

"Seattle's gun buy back operation gets JACKED!"
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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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Capitalism at work, free markets emerge even when the state trys to control the economy.

There are claims a man showed up with a 'fully functioning rocket launcher', though I doubt it was a functioning launcher. They try to use empty tubes or trainers as propaganda Everytime this happens.

Other reports claim it was a non-functioning single use. I don't know what they mean by missile launcher though, probably a LAW though which is basically just a PVC or Aluminum tube.

Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by 1nquisitive
Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!


Guys who have Saturday Night Specials worth $15.00 apiece, for one. Also, people who inherited old guns from Grampa and have no intention of keeping them. But don't sell Washington so short. This was Seattle! Thare's a whole 'nother red part of the state East of the Mountains and also west of the Sound.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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I have a feeling that launcher was real and stolen. Weapons are routinely stolen from the military. Or "stolen" take your pick.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by 1nquisitive
Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!


Guys who have Saturday Night Specials worth $15.00 apiece, for one. Also, people who inherited old guns from Grampa and have no intention of keeping them. But don't sell Washington so short. This was Seattle! Thare's a whole 'nother red part of the state East of the Mountains and also west of the Sound.


Yeh, true.

I detest Seattle 'progressives'.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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I'd never "give" my guns away for "a few bucks".
But with the craziness regarding potentially soon-to-be-banned weapons, I managed to sell a few and get a mortgage payment and some doctor bills paid off since Sandy Hook.
Now I'm in the process of acquiring more "vintage" weapons, mostly "off the books" from private sellers.

ganjoa



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by 1nquisitive

Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by 1nquisitive
Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!


Guys who have Saturday Night Specials worth $15.00 apiece, for one. Also, people who inherited old guns from Grampa and have no intention of keeping them. But don't sell Washington so short. This was Seattle! Thare's a whole 'nother red part of the state East of the Mountains and also west of the Sound.


Yeh, true.

I detest Seattle 'progressives'.


With ya, bro. Odd thing is, best place to get yerself shot in WA is Seattle, or maybe Tacoma, too. Gotta give them their due. I don't fear for my life when I walk down the streets of Poulsbo or Bellevue, but Seattle? Better pack!



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by 1nquisitive
Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!


Guys who have Saturday Night Specials worth $15.00 apiece, for one. Also, people who inherited old guns from Grampa and have no intention of keeping them. But don't sell Washington so short. This was Seattle! Thare's a whole 'nother red part of the state East of the Mountains and also west of the Sound.


Unfortunately we're still outnumbered by the politically correct Seattle/Tacoma Metro folks...



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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About time this made the news. First thing I thought of when I heard the cops were paying 200 bucks was man I could just buy some 100 dollar polymer jobs and make a profit. And with that profit go buy some nice guns for cheap from the folks in line XD
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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by 1nquisitive

Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by 1nquisitive
Who's stupid enough to give away there guns for a few bucks? I Guess it is Seattle, but no surprises there. Washington is going into decline fast!


Guys who have Saturday Night Specials worth $15.00 apiece, for one. Also, people who inherited old guns from Grampa and have no intention of keeping them. But don't sell Washington so short. This was Seattle! Thare's a whole 'nother red part of the state East of the Mountains and also west of the Sound.


Yeh, true.

I detest Seattle 'progressives'.


And I hate that "they" stole the term progressive... coopting a perfectly good word to make their backwards communist/socialist ideas sound good really scrapes the bottom of the barrel... Especially since the sheeple who don't give deep thought to anything think to themselves "yeah - I'm progressive cause it sounds cool..."



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Here's a guy on reddit that got some good deals. link



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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As far as the picture shown, they were all junkers anyways....and not semi auto did i see......
The buy back could probably put a newer gun into the sellers hands......by the look of it they needed one.....



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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I saw a lot of shotguns in that video. I would pay $100 for any working shotgun any day all day. I need to find an app I can download that will alert me to when they are having these gun buybacks and I would travel the nation snapping up guns for pennies on the dollar. Easy money in this climate. Guns are selling like hot cakes and ammo is getting rationed at most stores when you can find it.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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I walk around Seattle all the time and have never felt like I was in danger. Then again, I'm not a dummy that walks around low population areas and alleys at night. If you're scared of the hippies jumping you, I feel for you...I would hate to be scared of skinny vegans with walking sticks and hacky sacks.


A more accurate statement would be, a person is at risk of getting beat down by the SPD for looking somewhat similar to a perp that is currently on the run. Real Talk.



posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by MmmPie
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I walk around Seattle all the time and have never felt like I was in danger. Then again, I'm not a dummy that walks around low population areas and alleys at night. If you're scared of the hippies jumping you, I feel for you...I would hate to be scared of skinny vegans with walking sticks and hacky sacks.

A more accurate statement would be, a person is at risk of getting beat down by the SPD for looking somewhat similar to a perp that is currently on the run. Real Talk.


Good for you tough guy. Tell you what. Meet me for a walk through the stadium district at night between, say, The football field and Dock Street up into Pioneer Square, maybe take a detour beneath the Viaduct. and we'll see how cool you are about "skinnie vegans." Maybe we could walk up 1st Avenue between Main and Yesler to see if we can walk in on any bar fights or people getting shot (like last night) just for S&G's. I used to work at the Elliott Bay Bookstore at First & Main when Walt Carr owned the place. I know what it's like.

BTW, my point still stands. Where are you most likely to get shot. 1st & Yesler or on Winslow Way on Bainbridge?
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:19 AM
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I've been to Seattle a few times for meetings or events, and am alone most of the time. The only time I would have to walk around and explore is usually from 6p-12a. Maybe I'm used to different conditions, but I've never felt threatened or felt I was in a dangerous area. I couldn't give you specific streets, but I've been by the stadium at night and walked all the way back towards the Aquarium, along the docks and such. I've walked through downtown all the way to the SciCenter and Space needle and across the freeway to Seattle U and Capital Hill. Not only have I never been approach or threatened, Seattle actually seems very unfriendly. Even when I say "hi" to people they usually just ignore it . . . unless they are taking a order, helping me at the hotel, or at a store. Maybe everyone is so scared of getting shot they don't want to have friendly conversations? Plenty of beggars, gypsys, and theives that will try to chat you up by the library or MOMA (I'm usually at the Fairmont). Now outside of Seattle in the surrounding burbs going north toward Everett, or out on the palouse, people seem,pretty nice.

Anyway . . . Seattle seems to dangerous, as jogging from La Brea to USC at night, through Korea Town and down Crenshaw, sounds like a good idea.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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you "visited" Seattle a couple of times and felt okay? There is, of course, a difference between "feeling" unsafe and really "being" unsafe. And you can also "feel safe" and not be safe. I have a cousin who is six foot ten and looks like a bulldozer. He tells me he always feels safe. Go figure. I lived in Seattle for many years right in the middle of the CD (Central District) where I walked to work at 23rd & Yesler. I was pushed off the sidewalk, threatened, and called "the devil" a few times, but I never felt in fear of my life. Go figure again.

The ironic point here is that it appears that liberal cities with strong gun control have more crime than more conservative cities with little to no gun control. Chicago, for example, has some of the strictest gun control legislation in the country. Chicago also has a very high crime rate. Would you rather walk the streets of Chicago with a murder rate of 16.4/100,000 or maybe Austin, Texas with a mirder rate of 2.8/100,000 where the national average is 7?

The only reason we're even talking about Seattle is because of the gun buy back program. Seattle is nowhere near Chicago in its crime rate with murder at 5.1/100,000, but it's still nearly twice Austin's. The obvious conclusion here is this:

Gun control does not work. Gun control does not deter crime. It does not prevent murders.

There's an elephant in the room that many people refuse to acknowledge. The mruder rate can directly be correlated to gang violence. If we allow a culture to dominate where people feel "disrespected" if you happen to be wearing the wrong color shirt, therefore they shoot you dead, then we have a problem. That's the real issue here. If you think gun control is going to take guns away from these people you are living in a dream world.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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"Gun Collectors" or "Straw Purchasers?"...I'ts hard to believe that legitimate collectors would be interested in the average forfieted gun at a gun buy-back.

It's easier to believe that these collectors are looking to make a quick buck re-selling these guns in private sales that require no background checks or paperwork. Otherwise precisely how guns get into the hands of criminals.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo5
"Gun Collectors" or "Straw Purchasers?"...I'ts hard to believe that legitimate collectors would be interested in the average forfieted gun at a gun buy-back.


Why wouldnt they be?

These stupid buy-backs are where grandma goes to dump grandpa's 70 year old Marlin.

Did you see the arms that guy with the reddit thread got? In value alone he paid out $450 and could clear twice that easily on his classics.

That Stevens 416 is worth $300-400 all by itself in good shape.
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler
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I agree with everything you have said. I'm not for gun control or buy back programs. Simply butting in to share my experiences in the city others were commenting on. Also . . . I said a "few" not couple. And, my visits aren't the typical let's go catch a game on the lake type visits. I'm usually there for a week or more with work.

My point really, since there was some disagreement, is that I don't feel Seattle is a dangerous city. From your perspective, as a resident, it may seem that way . . . especially, in light of surrounding areas. However, as big cities go, I have no apprehension about walking anywhere in the city at night, by myself. I travel quite a bit and I can't say that about many other cities in the US, say South Chicago or parts of Queens or Lower Manhattan. By contrast, I know people in Phoenix who won't go to the west valley or south Phx, because that's where most of the violent crime is (according to the media) . . . yet not once has anything happened to anyone I know who frequents theses areas (Scottdale, on the other hand . . . assualts, robberies, home invasions have touched people I know). Every city has crime/gang activity, but that doesn't mean random people get shot/mugged. Does it happen, sure . . . but, it's not a given. Also, those who get attacked usually give off signs of being a vicitm and that is who predators are going to target (another reason open and conceal carry work wonders!)

We're really on the same side of this issue . . . maybe, just not on the safety of Seattle. You say maybe I didn't know I was in danger, but unless there were snipers posted on me or I happened to skip over a couple land mines . . . I would think my comfort level and lack of incidents in the 24 years since my first trip up there would be a pretty good indicator of my safety (what else do I have to go on?). I've lived in Oakland, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, and Long Beach . . . so who knows, maybe I'm just oblivious to gangs and violence?


Keep up the good fight and don't let Seattle dictate your guns rights for the whole state like NY and ILL.





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