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Crowds Flock to Gun Buyback Programs Nationwide in Response To Connecticut Shooting

December 17, 2012 8 comments

TWG:  Normally, this would be pretty irritating to watch. But only the glassy eyed idiots would willingly relinquish their firearms in this manner, and I just don’t care about those beasts anymore.  Better they give up their firearms and be put first in line for the gulags.   Let them be enslaved and murdered first. After all, they voted for it.

 
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
December 17, 2012
Law-abiding Americans across the country are turning in their guns as part of police buyback programs in response to the school massacre in Connecticut – a shocking illustration of how citizens are choosing to disarm themselves without the need for gun control legislation.

Citizens in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Oakland, Evanston, Ill, and Baltimore all lined up around the block to sell their guns back to police as a gesture in response to the Sandy Hook shooting on Friday.

Mt. Ollie Baptist Church in Brownsville and St. Peters Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn opened their doors for people to anonymously turn in their guns on Saturday, with the program netting 134 weapons, most of which were revolvers and pistols.

In another buyback event at Prince George’s County, 150 guns were handed in for cash, while a further 160 were exchanged for gift cards at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Laurel, MD.

In San Francisco and Oakland, gun buyback events drew huge crowds and netted over 600 weapons turned in for cash and gift credit cards.

Residents in Evanston also turned in 45 firearms during a buyback event held on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Baltimore police took in 461 guns at a buyback event, during which one of the attendees, 65-year-old grandmother Sonia White, remarked, “After the incident yesterday, it was time to get it out of the house.”

Some of the buyback events were planned before the shooting but some were arranged in response to the massacre. The Huffington Post notes that the shooting caused a “spike in participation” in the events, with most people attending citing the tragedy as the reason for turning in their firearms.

“Yesterday’s tragedy was a tragedy. People feel despair about gun violence in America and the question is, ‘What can I do?’ Well, this is it,” said Olis Simmons, president of Youth UpRising, one of the groups responsible for organizing the buyback events.

What’s particularly baffling about the willingness for law abiding people to relinquish their firearms is the fact that they are ensuring they will be defenseless in their own homes right before Christmas when criminals and burglars are more prone to strike. The grandmother mentioned above has now left herself completely defenseless should an armed criminal attempt to break in to her house.

The shooting did not however deter attendees to a gun show in Montgomery County, which drew a record crowd.

With recent Black Friday gun sales hitting all time highs, the Obama Administration and Democrats have moved swiftly to exploit the wave of anti-gun rhetoric in the aftermath of the shooting to prepare draconian gun control legislation.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has demanded that the Obama administration take “executive action” against the second amendment, while Senator Feinstein has vowed to introduce new gun grabbing legislation at the beginning of next year’s congressional session.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

Valuable WWII Gun at Police Buy-Back

December 11, 2012 3 comments

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Just like a scene out of “Antiques Roadshow,” a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, inherited the gun from her father who had brought it home with him from Europe as a memento from World War II.

The two officers conducting the gun buy-back, who are resident gun experts for the Hartford Police Department, informed the owner she was in possession of a Nazi Assault Rifle, the first of its kind, that dates back to 1944.

The gun is called a Sturmgewehr 44, literally meaning “storm rifle,” and is the first “modern assault rifle ever made, eventually replaced by the AK 47 in 1947 by Russia, who copied the German design of the Sturmgewehr 44,” Officer Lewis Crabtree, one of the two officers who discovered the gun, told ABC News.

“It’s like finding the Babe Ruth of baseball cards,” said Officer John Cavanna. “The rarity, it was made for such a very short period.”

Most people, however, who aren’t avid gun fans would have no idea what role this gun played in history.

“If you were to look at the gun and didn’t know anything about guns, you would think it was garbage,” Crabtree said.

That is essentially what the owner thought the gun was, bringing it to the station knowing full well it would be put into a smelter, melting the gun down into an iron brick.

“People turn in guns for a variety of reasons,” Cavanna told ABC. “They don’t have a good way to secure it, they have kids around their home, or they don’t know how to use it. This is an anonymous way for someone to take an unwanted firearm and get it off the streets. We then give them a $50 or $100 gift card to Wal-Mart.”

Crabtree attributes gun accidents to ignorance and carelessness. The anonymous gun buy-back program is aimed at preventing people from running into potentially dangerous situations with a gun they don’t know how to use or work.

This seems to be the reason the woman who dropped off the historic rifle.

“Her father passed away. The gun was in her closet,” Cavanna said. “She did not know it was a machine gun.

“If the gun had been in the closet loaded, any second you could hit the wrong level and discharge a fatal round,” he said of the Sturmgewehr 44.

This German-made machine gun can fire 500 rounds in minutes, according to Cavanna, who is also a gun range master.

At the time the officers received the gun, it was in such disrepair that it was inoperable, unable to shoot a bullet even if the gun had been loaded. Cavanna said ammunition would have to be especially made for this gun.

The unnamed owner of the gun has left the valuable artifact at the police station for safe keeping.

“We did not take the gun in for the gun buy-back program,” Crabtree said. “If we took it as part of the buy-back, we would have no choice but to destroy the gun. We don’t want to destroy that gun.”

The owner intends to sell the Sturmgewehr 44.

“It sounds like her family could use the money,” Cavanna said.

Source: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/valuable-wwii-gun-police-buy-back-022155231–abc-news-topstories.html

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