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Have gun, will receive gift card at Dallas buy-back event

February 25th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Have gun, will receive gift card at Dallas buy-back event

Your gun for groceries.

That’s the goal of a gun buyback from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Reunion Arena, during which each unloaded, operational firearm surrendered will fetch a $50 Kroger grocery gift card.

People trading in their guns must present identification, city officials say.

“It would be a failure on our part if we do not take an initiative,” said Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, who is helping lead the effort.

Event sponsors include Dallas Police, KBFB-FM 97.9 “The Beat,” and KSOC-FM 94.5, One-Dallas, Univision 23, Schepps Dairy and Better Dallas Safer Dallas.

Dallas is not using public money to purchase the gift cards, which Kroger is providing at a 30 percent discount to event sponsors, Dallas spokesman Frank Librio said.

Meanwhile, Dallas writer and gun rights advocate Trey Garrison says he may conduct an alternative gun buyback of his own — with better prices for sellers. He says he’ll pay in cash, too.

How much might Garrison spend?

“Depends on what the hardware is,” he tells us.

Full Story Here:
Dallas/Kroger $50 Gun Buy Back

This may not really be a 2A issue but I have to say, it is, in MY opinion, one of the more stupid attempts at taking guns off of the streets.

You see, personally, I have NO problem with a bit of *infringement*, if it’s strictly against the gangsters, crack heads, pimps, whores and other KNOWN bad guys, MS-13 members and all those similar, bad guys by definition being those listed just previous, and any of their cohorts. Therein lies the problem, the possibility of misapplication.

I’m pretty sure there will be those that say I’m NOT a full supporter of the 2A because of that opinion, and to those that would think I’m not, let me ask you this, how many of you wonderful CHL holders are active, former or retired law officers? How many of you have ever gone up against these guys? I mean in up close, personal combat? How many of you have ever been in a real gun fight? How many of you have ever had to fire on a target that was firing back? Just sayin’…

I hear a lot of passionate rhetoric concerning the 2A from those that have never done anything other than *punch paper*. I hear all the reasoning that justifies the 2A being fully applicable to ALL. It is my full belief that the ‘Framers’ had absolutely no concept of what is faced by our law enforcement personnel every day. There is nothing wrong with the 2A, not by any means, but their has to be some infringement on certain groups of people or the rest of us will suffer the loss OF the 2A and all that it entails. The 2A can’t be interpreted as carte blanche for every person that just happens to be standing on U.S. soil to have a gun, or guns!

Here’s where I piss off the BATF, those wonderful guys that are charged with making sure that my deer rifle isn’t secretly an assault weapon. The BATF goes after the average, legal, gun owning American simply because WE are easy targets. They are fairly certain that most of us won’t open fire on them. It’s far too dangerous for them to go after the drug gangs, the MS-13′s of this world. And it is those people, the ones that the BATF and others won’t take on, that make the average gun owner of this United States a potential criminal.

But lets face it, what kind of guns do you suppose this $50 buy back is going to garner? Even the crooks aren’t that desperate. If they were, they could sell those guns on the street for a hell of a lot more than $50. They’re crooks, that doesn’t necessarily equate to *stupid*. In many cases it is, but not always.

And just out of curiosity, how many MS-13 members do you suppose will line up to turn in their hardware? Yeah, that’s about how many I figure will be there too.

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10 Responses to “Have gun, will receive gift card at Dallas buy-back event”

  1. comment number 1 by: Deron

    Well to sell a gun for $50 grocery card is rediculous when you can get $1200 for the same gun at a Gun Show. Only a sucker would accept this deal. They are gonna have to pry them out of my “DEAD COLD HANDS”!

  2. comment number 2 by: Katie

    $50? I don’t know of any gun worth only $50. Do you? If these jokers were really serious they would give $500 a gun, maybe more. I know of a few non-working pieces I would be willing to hand in for $500 but not for $50.

  3. comment number 3 by: Kate

    50 bucks? Hornswaggle! These days, $50 worth of groceries doesn’t go too far, but then you’re out a perfectly good piece of hardware. Shoot, even if it doesn’t work, you can always clock someone with it. :)

  4. comment number 4 by: Ingrid

    Even in the great state of Texas there obviously are a number of stupid people. Does this guy work for the state…..huh!!, or the city?
    I got a laugh out of this one.

    Don’t know if anyone remembers but, a few years ago somebody else in another state tried it. Bust!

  5. comment number 5 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    I got an old potato gun they can have for $50 – and I’ll even include a ten pound bag of ammo for it, too!

  6. comment number 6 by: Carl Andrews

    I’ve got a BB gun with a broked stock I’m lookin’ to get rid of.

    Seriuously, thet did something similar in my neck of the woods a while back.
    Some forward thinking individuals (ahem) made a good deal or two before we, uh I mean they, were told (nicely as it turned out) by law enforcement to leave.

  7. comment number 7 by: ablur

    Anyone suckered by this scheme deserves to be without a gun. They are too stupid to own one. They are a danger to society.

    To real Americans this is a joke at best but it may take care of a few losers who shouldn’t own a gun.

  8. comment number 8 by: GUYK

    I suspect there will be some old beat up .22 single shot rifles and maybe an old 410 shotgun or two but hell, even a decent .22 or 410 is worth more than fifty bucks.

    And you are right…the ones who we need to get the guns from or not gonna turn in anything.

  9. comment number 9 by: ChicagoRay

    One day worth of food for a life of protection, only a dumb a** would take that backassward deal/

  10. comment number 10 by: Eric

    Yet another reason to move to Texas…

    I could turn myself in for 50 bucks, there’s a couple of ex’s I’d like to prove ‘wrong’, and that I’m worth something by God LOL!
    After all, my pappy was a pistol and that makes me a son of a gun. I should be able to pull it off being a half breed and all.

    *Comment meant to be as ridiculous as what this gun for groceries is.*

    Fred, go there, go to reach in your pocket to pull out your ‘gun’ and pull out a BIG ole West Virginia howdy for me lol.

    S/F