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Posted: 9/15/2004 1:24:01 AM EST
I am not promoting this gun buy back, in fact I despise them, but since they are going to do them anyway, why not make $50 on that rusty piece of shit firearm that has been sitting around the house for years. I was thinking of turning in an old BB gun, no questions asked.


Prosecutor: Gun buyback program makes streets safer
County offering $50 per firearm

By JAMES P. QUARANTA
Staff Writer
jquaranta@thedailyjournal.com

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VINELAND — Authorities are offering cash for your firearms.
A gun buyback program sponsored by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is scheduled for Saturday at the city Fire Department headquarters in Center City. It will be held in conjunction with a nearby health fair.

The prosecutor’s office pays $50 for any type of gun, which can be turned in with no questions asked. Earlier this year, the office collected a total of 312 firearms — including some classified as assault weapons — during two similar buyback programs.

“I was very pleased with the previous buyback programs held in Bridgeton and Millville,” said Prosecutor Ronald J. Casella. “Even if we don’t get as many guns as before, this program is important because it keeps guns from getting into the wrong hands.

“Guns get stolen and are used in the commission of crimes,” Casella continued. “Individuals sometimes are tempted to use guns in times of anger, usually with tragic results.”

Times for the buyback will coincide with a health fair sponsored by New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The event, at the Carl Arthur Center, will include 10 community and government agencies providing free services such as blood pressure and cancer screenings and mammography testing.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:04:43 AM EST
“Guns get stolen and are used in the commission of crimes,” Casella continued. “Individuals sometimes are tempted to use guns in times of anger, usually with tragic results.”

BTW they also use knives, baseball bats, motor vehicles, gasoline, explosives, rocks, tire irons, poisons, hands, feet and numerous other means to injure and kill.

I'm waiting for the rock buyback program. I got lots of rocks!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:46:32 AM EST
start making a hundred zip guns with cheapo material, then be first on line to hand in your 100 guns
Then with your $5000 go buy yourself a 50 cal.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:53:14 AM EST
Just talked to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office. They said that there is no maximum amount of firearms that you can bring and that they are accepting BB/Pellet guns.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:26:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By PK90:
Just talked to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office. They said that there is no maximum amount of firearms that you can bring and that they are accepting BB/Pellet guns.


Geez, just a couple of the pieces of shit laying around would pay for my gas down there...could even stop and see my ol'e buddy Sal Zuner (he had a Scania truck dealership in Vineland) dump a bunch of junk and come home with money in my pocket.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:29:04 PM EST
... I've done 4473's on $9 guns just for this purpose
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:34:16 PM EST
yup, you really want to get them pissed? Sell them shit then turn around with the money and pay $100 to people with real guns to turn in!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:35:21 PM EST
Hey, if I mail you a couple of non-functional bbguns, can ya trade them in for me?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:37:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By jtw2:
yup, you really want to get them pissed? Sell them shit then turn around with the money and pay $100 to people with real guns to turn in!



Thats what I'm talking about. Use their money to upgrade.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:17:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:

Originally Posted By jtw2:
yup, you really want to get them pissed? Sell them shit then turn around with the money and pay $100 to people with real guns to turn in!



Thats what I'm talking about. Use their money to upgrade.



yup. buy them right off of people waiting on line!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:41:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:57:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I've never seen a $9 gun, lol...



... You have now!

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:35:56 PM EST
Does anyone have the address for the buyback? I have a broken BB gun that is now worth $50
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:50:48 PM EST

Vineland Fire Dept
110 N 4th St
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 691-2480
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:40:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 2:41:46 AM EST by JoelK]
Thanks! It is amazing how hard it can be to find something like that online (or I am just an idiotedited because I AM an idiot who can't spell
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:15:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 7:16:51 AM EST by PK90]
Just got back from an hour and a half wait in line. No, it wasn't a big turn out so far. I was 12th in line.

It appears that they were running the serial numbers while you waited. They got backed up, so they started just taking the guns, writing down the information, then handing you the cash. No questions asked.

Everything I saw was junk. One older gentleman walked up with a sawed-off, but didn't want to wait in line. He started to leave, but was escorted to the front of the line. I saw mostly BB Guns and junk single shots.

It was a really small turn out, but the papers will build it up as a success. "We got these illegal guns off the street and potentially out of the hands of the criminal".

Well I got my moneys worth out of it. What gun will I buy now? HMMMMM
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:50:54 AM EST
You must have left shortly after I got there. Also had a 1.5 hour wait, partially in the rain. Not worth it to get $50 for an old pelet gun. I talked to a few of the officers there, who seemed mostly pro gun. One officer even claimed to be a member here (not sure if he was trying to pull my leg though).
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 1:51:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I've never seen a $9 gun, lol...



... You have now!

members.cox.net/winston_wolf/9bux.jpg



Winston, is that an old "RG"

S.O.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:01:38 AM EST
ARTICLE FROM DAILY JOURNAL DATED 9/20/04
185 guns off the street
Area's third buyback of 2004 a resounding success, authorities say

VINELAND -- An effort aimed at getting firearms out of people's homes and into the hands of law enforcement apparently hit the bull's-eye here.
Authorities said they were thrilled that residents turned out in droves maybe 50 people showed up Saturday for a gun buyback event outside the Vineland Fire Department headquarters. In total, 185 firearms were turned in, including automatic I doubt it or they would have mentioned by name and assault weapons, Cumberland County Prosecutor Ronald J. Casella said.
At the end of the event, Casella said, he was moved to see a young woman step forward carrying a knapsack that contained three assault weapons loaded with hollow-point bullets. More than likely a marlin 70 22LR
She told the prosecutor that she found the guns in the basement of her house, where a relative must have left them after a brief stay. She took the bus from Millville to Vineland just to turn in the weapons.
"We thanked her profoundly," Casella said, "and told her how brave she was." Gag me with a spoon
Authorities collected the guns, no questions asked, and paid $50 for each firearm. Thank you very much for turning rust into cash Funding came from the prosecutor's office, which sponsored the event along with Vineland police and the county Sheriff's Department.
A pair of similar initiatives earlier this year in Millville and Bridgeton netted a total of 312 guns.
"I think it's a good thing," said Jay Reed of Millville. "It keeps as many guns as possible off the streets and out of the hands of the wrong people." Maybe it's a good thing that they are out of your hands if you don't know how to secure them properly
Reed brought in two shotguns that had been his grandfather's keepsakes. "I've never held a gun in my hand, or at least not until today," he said.
The buyback was tied to a blood drive and annual health fair Saturday, the first time officials have combined such events under the common theme of making the community safer and healthier. The other events were held at the nearby Carl V. Arthur Recreation Center on Third and Plum streets.
"It's truly a community effort," said Lois Perren, co-coordinator of the event. "In conjunction with the gun buyback, we decided to have the blood drive for people to give blood back instead of losing it in a gunfight."
The health fair has been held annually for the past six years, Perren said. Ten different agencies from the state and county participated in the health fair.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:54:57 AM EST
"Reed brought in two shotguns that had been his grandfather's keepsakes." Ignoring the fact that these shotguns might have a collector value many times the $50 he got for them he should have thought about what his grandfather would have wanted done with them. If they aren't stolen they will be unceremoniously destroyed. That's a nice way to honor your grandfather’s memory. What an asshole that guy is.

The newspaper article is the reason I would never participate in any gun buyback program. They are events run by anti gun advocates for the purpose of generating publicity and advancing their anti gun agenda.

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:00:24 AM EST
I want to run my own gun buy back . Where i pay idiots $50 for their grandfathers collectable shotguns .
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:02:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By thorshammer:
I want to run my own gun buy back . Where i pay idiots $50 for their grandfathers collectable shotguns .



Link Posted: 9/22/2004 2:57:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By thorshammer:
I want to run my own gun buy back . Where i pay idiots $50 for their grandfathers collectable shotguns .


I've been saying that for years!
Even asked a lawyer to get on board....never happened.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:54:37 AM EST
I was there and saw what people were turning in. No way would you be willing to pay $50 for anything I saw. I think there were as many bb guns as real guns, and all of the real guns I saw were rusted up old junk!
Instead of running your own buyback just go to one like this and offer people more if there is anything good there (several people, including some of the cops, were looking to see if anything was worth buying, but I don't think anyone made any deals).

PS in the newspaper article dis they print any pictures? as I was there while the photographer was taking them
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:40:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By JoelK:
PS in the newspaper article dis they print any pictures? as I was there while the photographer was taking them



Link to Article
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:54:12 AM EST
I would run an ad in the paper offering $100 for guns. Then turn away the junk ones.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:42:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By akethan:
I would run an ad in the paper offering $100 for guns. Then turn away the junk ones.



Although Federal law and most states allow private transfer of firearms placing newspaper advertisements may put you into the category of an unlicensed dealer which the BATFE and state laws prohibit.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:47:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 4:49:59 AM EST by rkbar15]

Originally Posted By PK90:

Originally Posted By JoelK:
PS in the newspaper article dis they print any pictures? as I was there while the photographer was taking them



Link to Article



It seems the dumb ass reporter can't tell a shotgun from rifle either. It looks like an a baby killin' assault pellet gun is mixed in there also.

Eight rifles were bought from one man, who did not wish to be identified, during Saturday's gun buyback in Vineland. In total, authorities say they collected 185 guns.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:10:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By PK90:

Link to Article



Thanks for the link, I was about 8 people back in line when the pics were taken, but am not visible
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