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I could have puked today.
May 11, 2013
5:47 pm
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I went to a local gun buy back event today to trade in a POS pre war Spanish no name .25ACP that the safety was missing from and it took me 2 hours to get it to go click. In good condition auction values were $50.00 I got $100.00 in gift cards.

I almost puked watching some guy about 50 people ahead of me walking a Winchester model 1890 in decent looking shape to its doom. It had a Marbles or Lyman tang sight on it to boot.

I spent the first half hour talking the morons ahead of me into walking the French rifle MAS or something the Mauser 98 (in beautiful condition) and the Enfield out to the Curb where they got cash. Then there was the guy who had a Universal Carbine who looked at me like I was an idiot when I tried to explain to him the thing was worth over $400.00 as he hugged it and shook his head. I realized he was brain dead and nothing I was going to say would get him out to the buyers on the sidewalk.

I saw exactly one fire arm that should have been turned in and that was a cut down bolt action .22 rifle with no butt stock and about a 6" barrel that was a walking Federal Felony. The rest of the people around me where turning in cracked frames or $60.00 junk .25 autos. One guy had a no name .32 break top revolver. I saw a T/C Hawkin in .45cal with so much rust in the barrel it was worthless.

I didn't have any money so I had to just tray to stomach what was around me and be quiet.

At the table I said two words When the cop asked if the pistol was operational I said "Yep" and when the gal aasked what card I wanted I said "Safeway" (I needed gas they sell gas) I'm going to use my gas money to pickup 4 boxes of trap loads to add to the pile) and buy the paint for a fancy .22 rimfire bench rifle stock I am working on.

Next time I go I'll have $1000.00 in my pocket if I have to take a loan on the 401K to get it.

That Winchester is going to haunt me. It wasn't until he had already turned it in that I thought I should have offered to trade the Spanish pistol I had for it so he would have gotten $25.00 more. OH well lesson learned.

Talked to some nice guys along the sidewalk trying to buy stuff for cash. A couple got a kick out of me wearing my Joe Bob Outfitters (on line gun dealer) tee shirt.

Oh and I did my damnest to not get seen by any cameras and I sure didn't talk to the gal doing the survey from Crease Fire.

May 11, 2013
6:11 pm
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I wonder how many of those guns never get destroyed.

May 11, 2013
6:20 pm
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Its my understanding that in Portland they all get melted

Ceasefire of Oregon is the Commie pinko outfit that organizes the thing and Portland Police (some even told us they were on OT) are the ones who run the thing. I watched 6 gunny sacks full of rifles being jamed into the trunk of a cruiser. And they had 3.5' tall x 12" x 12" boxes they were throwing the hand guns into. Ammo went in another box.

I saw more old Daisy Red Ryder BB guns being turned in then any other single firearm. They gave out $10.00 for the BB guns $100 for a working pistol $75.00 for a working long gun and $150.00 for a working "Assult Rifle" ONE AR15 got turned in the same dumbass turned in a Glock 19 with a bunch of mags. the Mags all went into a small box I have a feeling those went to the boys in blue.

The crowd was average age 60 with about 40% single women (well no guy with them) So not a single gun was taken off the "street" since none of them had even been on the "street"

I would guess at least a couple dozen got bought by the guys trying to save them.

May 12, 2013
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P.Muerrle said
I wonder how many of those guns never get destroyed.

I know that is often the case with those things up here, as well as when folks sometimes bring firearms to the local police station after someone has passed, or maybe they found it in the attic, and they aren't sure what to do with them, etc. Lots of the fine folks taking them off their hands for destruction, then "take them home" and they end up in their own collections, or for sale. Heard of this happening more than once up here. Sure it is the same everywhere.

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May 12, 2013
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In San Diego, they take them out in a boat to the deep water. Years ago, in the San Diego Union, they had a picture of the cops throwing them into the ocean. The one they picked to throw in for the picture was a Luger, complete with stock. Now that is really stupid for a bankrupt city. Big Larry X-Californian and proud of it.

May 12, 2013
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I look at it as my guns just went up in value because there are less of them. That is the same way I feel about when I see a restored gun. I don't like to see it but its inevitable just like guns lost in house fires. If there was no mortality rate with guns then guns values would be just like the commemoratives.

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May 12, 2013
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Gun ownership works both ways, people are free to dispose of them any way (that is legal and sensible) they like

May 12, 2013
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I was born and raised in Oregon. I moved to Iowa 4 yrs ago and still miss Oregon. I moved out of Portland as soon as I could drive a car and get a job East of the Cascades. Portland, Oregon/Multnomah County) are extremely liberal and very antigun. I had a concealed carry permitt in Eastern Oregon which is good for all of Oregon (and some other States), but was told to not carry concealed in Multnomah County by the instructor who gave us the course. He almost guarenteed us that you would never see your gun again. Not sure how it is today...still very liberal I'm sure judging by how they vote. Peter

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