Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Gun Buyback LOL

It's funny this happened, because a friend and I were discussing it just the other day.

Seattle was holding a gun "buyback" when a bit of free market broke out.  To quote the Blaze:
Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning to give their rifles and shotguns as well as semi-automatic rifles to police in exchange for gift cards worth $100 and $200 respectively, KING 5 reports. The police planned to destroy the guns and use them as rebar in local construction projects.

Meanwhile, a number of private buyers set up a makeshift gun show-style event and offered cold hard cash for guns and even lured customers with donuts.

“I pay cash, I don’t give Amazon gift cards,” one dealer told a gun seller.
We were talking about this and both agreed it seems it would be as legal as any person-to-person gun sale, no different than if you placed a classified ad to buy or sell a gun.  As long as you didn't turn around and try to sell it right there, which would make you a dealer and require the FFL ticket.  If the city is giving out $100 Amazon cards, offer $125 or $150 for worthwhile guns.  Add to the collection. 
If it ends up not being as nice as you thought, sell it in a few weeks.  People buy and sell to add to  their collections all the time. 

1 comment:

  1. Dang, ahm a thinkin' pf settin up my own "buyback" program - support free enterprise!