Collectors Hijack Gun Buyback in Seattle, Offer More Money for Guns

Collectors Hijack Gun Buyback in Seattle, Offer More Money for Guns



Well done, folks.

Well done:

Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5,  and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks. Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.

Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.

People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

John Diaz, Seattles Police Chief,  wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background checks, and some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in circulation.”

But Schuyler Taylor, a previous gun retailer attending the event in hopes of buying weapons, asked “Why not offer them cash versus a gift card? I’m still taking the guns off the streets; they’re just going in my safe.”

People were reportedly, at one point, jumping out of vehicles  whilst sitting in traffic – making on the spot deals with the gun dealers.

These buybacks are a joke anyway.  The people using the guns in crimes aren’t turning theirs in for a gift card.

They’re down the road, boosting a car for the next score.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tj.oman Tj Oman

    Capitalism in motion… I love America!!! I guess all I learned in Economics 101 rings true.

  • http://twitter.com/Acumb14 Stephen Foraker

    Law abiding citizens do not need BACKGROUND CHECKS! Finally you marxist pigs got trumped at your own game!

  • colby

    Seattle police are IDIOTIC FOOLS ! Gun dealers are smart, thanks to Seattle’s finest for promoting the opportunity for people to purchase guns, and pay owners more than an Amazon.com

  • Smith

    What is funny is they are offering 100-200 and mostly getting crap, yeah I pay 500-800 for a good AR I spend an additonal 200-300 to get it set up like I like it I’m hardly going to give it up for 100-200 dollars, instead heres granddads old gun I found in his barn not sure if it works but I’ll take 100-200 for it.