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Because we all know it is the GUN that is evil and must be destroyed.
 

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Who in their right mind turns over legally owned guns???? They can make SO MUCH MORE selling them to people who can use them (legally of course) and they wouldn't be mindlessly destroyed.
 

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Great, now criminals are going to try to break into my house and steal my guns so they can sell them for $50 of crap at walmart. I wish they would follow up with how many get reported stolen next week.

Avert crime my arse... No killer is going to surrender his gun for this program. He can make $50 in 5min shoving it in someone's face for their wallet.
 

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"Troy, a city of 50,100 people, has had three killings so far this year. Two involved guns."


They make it seem like that is a lot... and who the hell would show up to give someone a gun that they are planning to commit a crime with??!?!
 

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Gun owners say farewell to arms - Times Union

What happens to these guns?? Nice hunting rifles and shotguns in the pics!!
Now, I can't prove this. The serial numbered part is the firearm. The rest of the firearm can be stripped of all it's parts and then those parts can be sold. The serial numbered part gets destroyed. I know at least one person who has purchased one of the aforementioned parts. Again, I can't prove it but I do believe it to be true in some areas.
 

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Anyone think that some of those legal long guns go home with anyone working with the buyback program? Kinda sneaky like.
 

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I went to the buy back program last year in Kingston. The owner of Ruger's Custom Guns was there. He got all the legal firearms (aka all of them since he deals to leo as well, so can have everything except class 3 stuff) and all the illegal stuff ggot shipped upstate to be destroyed.
 

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I went to the buy back program last year in Kingston. The owner of Ruger's Custom Guns was there. He got all the legal firearms (aka all of them since he deals to leo as well, so can have everything except class 3 stuff) and all the illegal stuff ggot shipped upstate to be destroyed.
That makes more sense and I understand getting rid of firearms that have a body count on them, glad they aren't all just crushed up and melted down.
 

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Most of the weapons turned in at these things fall into three categories:
A: Old, broken, useless guns that can't be sold for crap.
B: Weapons that were left over from someone who died, or left them behind during a break up.
C: Weapons that the owner wants to wash their hands of because of less than legal uses.

In Cat. A, we have the single barrel break action, rusted to hell and back shotgun second from the left. No one could get $50 for the hunk of crap sitting there. The other break barrel doesn't look to be in much better shape.

In Cat. B, we have the decent looking .22, and the scoped bolt action rifles. I would also guess this category includes some of the older pistols, and the Derringer (though that could fall into Cat. C, but I doubt it). None of those weapons are recent manufacture, so I'm guessing those are left over from before NY demanded a permit to own a pistol. Sadly, this is how some very, very nice firearms end up at trade ins, people just don't know what they are giving away :(

In Cat. C, we have what looks like a .380 semi-auto pistol, and maybe some of the revolvers. It's a nice, fast way to dispose of a weapon that has been used in a crime. "Here, if you take this in there, they will give you $50 on a card. You give me $10 cash, and you can keep the card." Gun, and prints along with any ballistics disappears forever, and you never have to worry about the Police stumbling across it, and some how tracing it back to you.

All in all, they got a little "feel good" BS traded for some weapons that would most likely never be used in a crime. What I want to know is how were they confirming the weapons worked? Were they test firing them? Or was it "Yup, parts seem to all be here, take a card"......

As for how these programs work? They don't work for anything but PR for the Police and Politicians to say "See, we are doing something about it!"
 

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$50 is a little cheap. Need to find the $100+ buyback programs. I would pickup a duffel bag of (legal) Lorcins and glady cash them in!
 
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