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Posted: 12/1/2007 7:53:28 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Franciscans are giving up their guns -- for gift cards.

On Saturday, police officers accepted 100 guns from about 80 people in the city's second "Gifts for Guns" event.

One city official says four assault rifles and two sawed-off shotguns were turned over in the no-questions-asked effort to get guns off the streets.

Participants got $100 gift cards for turning in rifles or shotguns, $150 cards for revolvers or semiautomatic pistols and $200 cards for assault-type weapons like AK-47s.

One skeptic of the program says he turned in two pistols that he said were worthless and collected $300 in gift cards. He says you can buy junk guns for $10 and use the cards to buy new ones.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:56:21 PM EDT
there was a thread a few months back of a guy that did this in Chicago.

He cleared a few grand for his junior shooting team
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:57:25 PM EDT
Used Highpoint = $80
Gift Card = $200

Buying a better pistol and a new NRA membership at the expense of a liberal = priceless!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:58:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
there was a thread a few months back of a guy that did this in Chicago.

He cleared a few grand for his junior shooting team


I remember that thread......... Arfcom gold
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:01:48 PM EDT
I am curious what "assault Rifles" and "sawed off" shotguns were turned in. I highly doubt those titles.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:03:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
I am curious what "assault Rifles" and "sawed off" shotguns were turned in. I highly doubt those titles.


Highpoint carbines
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:06:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 8:07:29 PM EDT by NVCapCop]
Peter Buxtun, a 70-year-old gun advocate, turned in two pistols Saturday that he said were worthless. He collected $300 in gift cards.

"You can buy junk guns for $10 and then use the gift cards to buy new guns," he said.

"I saw a half-dozen uniformed SF police officers taken off the street to sit for hours in a City Hall photo-op, instead of patrolling certain drug-ridden and gang-infested neighborhoods."
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:06:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Used Highpoint = $80
Gift Card = $200

Buying a better pistol and a new NRA membership at the expense of a liberal = priceless!


That is great!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:07:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 8:13:05 PM EDT by dizzy]
yes, the mag is inserted that way



the rest of the pics are here;

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2007/12/01/BAGB6TML7O.DTL&o=0





Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:10:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 8:11:13 PM EDT by sprayandpray]

Originally Posted By dizzy:
yes, the mag is inserted that way

http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/12/02/ba_sfguns02080pc.jpg]www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/12/02/ba_sfguns02080pc.jpg




Wonder if the schmoe that turned that in knows he could have gotten 3-4 times what they gave him for it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:11:09 PM EDT
My dad used to buy shite guns at the gun show and turn them in for gift cards around the holidays.

He traded in a carnival bb gun once and they took it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:13:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:14:19 PM EDT
I sure hope they have one of those here soon.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:14:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 8:16:27 PM EDT by Stasher1]
Damn,I wish I could get $100 for my old beat up Revelation 12 ga. or $200 for my Yugo SKS with the screwed-up front sight
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:15:31 PM EDT
If that sh1t happens in Ohio I am going to run up to AimSurplus and buy every dang M44 they have.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:17:22 PM EDT
Who needs to buy guns. Who does not have a few junkers kicking around the back of the safe? I can think of 4 guns right now I would dump in a heartbeat for $100 each.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:18:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sprayandpray:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Franciscans are giving up their guns -- for gift cards.

On Saturday, police officers accepted 100 guns from about 80 people in the city's second "Gifts for Guns" event.

One city official says four assault rifles and two sawed-off shotguns were turned over in the no-questions-asked effort to get guns off the streets.

Participants got $100 gift cards for turning in rifles or shotguns, $150 cards for revolvers or semiautomatic pistols and $200 cards for assault-type weapons like AK-47s.

One skeptic of the program says he turned in two pistols that he said were worthless and collected $300 in gift cards. He says you can buy junk guns for $10 and use the cards to buy new ones.


Hmmm, finally a use for airsoft...
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:20:50 PM EDT
Ah the joys of liberal ignorance. =p
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:23:33 PM EDT
If they would ever have a gun buyback in Atlanta I would clean up!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:27:49 PM EDT
At "Liberals'" expense?

They're taxing all Californians to pay for this.

Kudos, tho, for getting some of your tax dollars back. I wouldn't throw away a nice C&R gun that way, tho, even if I could make an immediate profit.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:30:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
At "Liberals'" expense?

They're taxing all Californians to pay for this.


Anyone interested in renting a truck, filling it with trash guns, and driving it down to the PRC for some easy cash?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:30:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 8:31:12 PM EDT by Rosenrot]

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
At "Liberals'" expense?

They're taxing all Californians to pay for this.

Kudos, tho, for getting some of your tax dollars back. I wouldn't throw away a nice C&R gun that way, tho, even if I could make an immediate profit.


Like I said. Californians elect these people so whats that make them?


Oh yeah.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:34:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve_in_Washington:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
At "Liberals'" expense?

They're taxing all Californians to pay for this.


Anyone interested in renting a truck, filling it with trash guns, and driving it down to the PRC for some easy cash?


California might be buying them no questions asked, but that doesn't exempt you from the Fed law you'd break by doing that.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:34:48 PM EDT
They need to do this with buttplugs. I bet it wouldn't be nearly as succesful.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:36:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dizzy:









Shameful to see those perfectly good guns being sent to a gruesome death.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:40:04 PM EDT
What a fat, worthless, cocksucker on the left in that last pic.

San Fran's finest.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:41:30 PM EDT
Normally, gun buybacks swaps for taxpayer dollars make me go:
But now I see a need to stock up on old and used .22 handguns.

But the person that gave up that AK clone is a fool.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:44:17 PM EDT
It's good to see that deadly Mosin Nagant with its evil bayonet of the streets.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GO4SHOOT:
It's good to see that deadly Mosin Nagant with its evil bayonet of the streets.


Made by commies and going to meet its end by a different sort of commies.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:47:41 PM EDT
A few years ago a guy my son went to college with heard that they were accepting bb guns at one of these things. He went to wal-mart and bought a $20 bb gun thinking if they didn't accept it he could return it and get his money back. They took it and gave him a wal-mart gift card. He went and bought another bb gun and spent the rest on ammo. He went back and did the same thing again. After he traded in he third bb gun they told him not to come back

Nothing like sticking it to the man
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:52:11 PM EDT
LOL That mosin would have costed less than $100. Whoever turned it in, if they were sticking it to the Man, good job!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:52:37 PM EDT
Finally, a use for all those burned out AK barrels.

Weld'em to a bunch of scrap steel and bolt on some broken stock kit, maybe $50 in parts=$200 gift card!

FTW!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:57:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 9mmUser:
LOL That mosin would have costed less than $100. Whoever turned it in, if they were sticking it to the Man, good job!


While you might say that now, think of the future when there aren't quite so many Mosins. I for one am very sad to see any of those perfectly functional guns go to the police to be destroyed. I wish I had the money to go out there and buy all the guns up instead of the police.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:00:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jmeyer1292:

Originally Posted By 9mmUser:
LOL That mosin would have costed less than $100. Whoever turned it in, if they were sticking it to the Man, good job!


While you might say that now, think of the future when there aren't quite so many Mosins. I for one am very sad to see any of those perfectly functional guns go to the police to be destroyed. I wish I had the money to go out there and buy all the guns up instead of the police.


Destroyed?

In some of those pics it looks like the handlers are trying to decide where in their den would be the best place to hang those on the wall.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:07:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hourglassing:
If that sh1t happens in Ohio I am going to run up to AimSurplus and buy every dang M44 they have.

Nice. Let's destroy serviceable, historic weapons for a few bucks.

Oh, and give the antis a nice photo op.

I think that the idea is to buy rusted old S&W revolvers from garage sales and get $150 for them.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:07:05 PM EDT
Damn, I could have gone to that.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:07:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Vaquero45:
What a fat, worthless, cocksucker on the left in that last pic.

San Fran's finest.


He's not usually that fat, he and his boyfriend are expecting.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:08:09 PM EDT
The sergeant with the red beard looks like he is trying to figure out how to get that M69 Romanian .22 and M44 back to the house. Wouldn't bother me at all if some gun nut cops got a few freebies out of that cluster fuck.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:08:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By malada:
A few years ago a guy my son went to college with heard that they were accepting bb guns at one of these things. He went to wal-mart and bought a $20 bb gun thinking if they didn't accept it he could return it and get his money back. They took it and gave him a wal-mart gift card. He went and bought another bb gun and spent the rest on ammo. He went back and did the same thing again. After he traded in he third bb gun they told him not to come back hing


Classic!....ROFL....
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IndianJoe:

Originally Posted By Vaquero45:
What a fat, worthless, cocksucker on the left in that last pic.

San Fran's finest.


He's not usually that fat, he and his boyfriend are expecting.




Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:18:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
Someone bought a Mosin for $50 at Big-5 and made a nice profit.

www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/12/02/ba_sfguns02128pc.jpg


That's probably one of the so-called assault rifles they mentioned.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:19:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 9:23:24 PM EDT by Sleepy1988]
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Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Shameful to see those perfectly good guns being sent to a gruesome death.

hey. Come to think of it they should give me the AK, but the M44 is definitely legal in this f'd up state of ours.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:19:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:

Originally Posted By Jmeyer1292:

Originally Posted By 9mmUser:
LOL That mosin would have costed less than $100. Whoever turned it in, if they were sticking it to the Man, good job!


While you might say that now, think of the future when there aren't quite so many Mosins. I for one am very sad to see any of those perfectly functional guns go to the police to be destroyed. I wish I had the money to go out there and buy all the guns up instead of the police.


Destroyed?

In some of those pics it looks like the handlers are trying to decide where in their den would be the best place to hang those on the wall.


Rest assured that ALL of those guns are going to the smelter. The police catalog and inventory every one of those guns as they come in and no cop is going to risk his job over a free gun.

I think it is horrible to see a functioning firearm destroyed like that. Just horrible.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:22:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jmeyer1292:

Originally Posted By 9mmUser:
LOL That mosin would have costed less than $100. Whoever turned it in, if they were sticking it to the Man, good job!


While you might say that now, think of the future when there aren't quite so many Mosins. I for one am very sad to see any of those perfectly functional guns go to the police to be destroyed. I wish I had the money to go out there and buy all the guns up instead of the police.


+1

I argee

Junk guns that are broken, used up, or just plain shitty quality like a lorcin or jennings sure I've no problem with turning them in for a profit and buy quality firearms.

Don't have a perfectly good mosin destroyed though.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:23:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hourglassing:
If that sh1t happens in Ohio I am going to run up to AimSurplus and buy every dang M44 they have.


+1.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:24:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sprayandpray:
Who needs to buy guns. Who does not have a few junkers kicking around the back of the safe? I can think of 4 guns right now I would dump in a heartbeat for $100 each.


+1!!! I've got two that I'd gladly part with for $100 a pop. then I'd take that $200 and put it towards a new upper lol.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:25:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 9:26:21 PM EDT by justsayin]
Hmm, turning in a beat to crap Raven .25 for $150....

I bought one years ago new for under $100.....

What do they sell for used, $10?

Not to mention all the drive by bayonetings getting that M44 "assault rifle" off the street will prevent....
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:29:53 PM EDT
I'd wish they'd announce it so I could participate. I'd buy every single worthless gun and turn it in for a profit. Trader's Gun Store (since then lost their FFL for other reasons) in San Leandro did that once and got rid of all their junk.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:34:09 PM EDT
I wonder if they collect guns in these BS buyback programs, then at the end of the year claim they "took numerous dangerous assault weapons off the streets," like they stopped some suspicious looking homey and found a mosin-nagant in his pants.

By the way, who the fuck commits a crime with a romanian 22 bolt action?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:34:36 PM EDT
I bought a .32-20 Spanish revolver for $15 about 10 years ago waiting for one of those buy back programs.

I also have a MAS 36/51 I bought for $50 last year.

Around here all they give out are gift cards to grocery stores and athletic shoe stores.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:46:34 PM EDT



I think it is horrible to see a functioning firearm destroyed like that. Just horrible.



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