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.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.
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.