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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    So Tempted Comment
    Gregory Morris, 12/3/08 5:32:46 pm
    It is so tempting to show up at one of these gun "buy backs" and stand out front with a sign that reads:
    Free Gun Appraisals
    Get more than $50 for your firearm!
    Seriously, who is going to turn in a gun for $50? Old ladies who have their husbands rusty old .22 blank starter pistol. I'm guessing that's about it.

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    Re: So Tempted
    OrangeNeckInNY, 12/4/08 11:02:00 am
    Would you be breaking the law if you did that? At most, I think you'd be harassed by the cops conducting the buyback program.
    Re: So Tempted
    Gregory Morris, 12/4/08 11:06:48 am
    That's the question isn't it? I can think of no law I'd be breaking, other than perhaps loitering. They could accuse me of being "in the business" of buying and selling guns without a license, but I wouldn't be buying ones I didn't intend to keep. Then of course they could just harass me because they are cops and can get away with it. I'm not willing to get into legal trouble over this, which is why I likely won't do it. Too much risk for no real benefit. I guess if I were attacking gun buybacks from an activism point of view, then it might be worth it, but I don't see much benefit there either. The only reason I'd do it is to maybe score a cheap gun or two, and perhaps save a piece of history from the furnace.
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