GUN Missed out on another buy back

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Nassau gun buy program nets hundreds of weapons

    BY JOSEPH MALLIA | [email protected]
    December 22, 2008

    Hundreds of illegal handguns and sawed-off shotguns were turned in to Nassau County authorities this weekend in a cash-for-guns buyback program, officials said yesterday.

    In addition to 424 handguns and shotguns, 83 BB and pellet guns were redeemed Saturday, District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey and County Executive Thomas Suozzi said last night.

    "This was successful, far beyond our expectations," Rice said in the statement.

    "There is no doubt in my mind that there was a future murder weapon in this group of illegal guns. That's a life saved and that's the goal of the police commissioner and my administration," Rice said.

    Nassau "is already the safest county of its size in America, but efforts like this will make it even safer," Suozzi said. "These are many more guns recovered than we ever thought likely, and I'm going to recommend that we do this again soon."

    The program let people anonymously turn in guns to four churches Saturday in exchange for $200 each for the handguns and shotguns, and $20 each for the BB guns and air pistols.

    Suffolk has a similar program but it has no time limit. Residents there can take handguns to two precincts, where they also fetch $200 each, officials there said.

    In Nassau, funding for the gun buyback came from money seized in criminal investigations. Police will test the guns to see if they have been used in crimes, but no one will be pursued for dropping them off.

    The drop-off locations in Suffolk are the First Precinct, 555 Rte. 109, West Babylon, and the Third Precinct, 1630 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore.

    Weapons from Nassau County residents were turned in at Grace Cathedral of God and Christ in Uniondale, Refuge Apostolic Church in Freeport, and Antioch Baptist Church and South Hempstead Baptist Church, both in Hempstead.

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    FUUUUUUUUUCK if I knew about this I would of dumped my .25
    Wish this state allowed pistol c&r's to go direct to me I'd buy a couple cases of nagants for the next buy back.
     
  2. Ebtromba

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    WOW, $200 for pistols?

    I think that's the most I've heard... I could absolutely make a killing off that program.
     
  4. Asses Maximus

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    I am going to have my own gun buy back. I bet I could get some really good deals doing that.
     
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    Great, it just encourages more guns to be stolen so they can turn them in. You know they arent checking serial numbers to return the guns to their rightful owners.
     
  6. idleprocess

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    "Taking guns off of the street and putting them ... into my safe."
     
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    Will they accept airsoft guns?
     
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    About time someone is taking action to get these dangerous weapons off our streets.
     
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    I don't get this. What's to stop people from buying as many hi points as they can find and then selling them here for profit?
     
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    Absolutely nothing.

    That's what makes this so awesome.
     
  11. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    I need to have one of those that pay that high around here. Would get rid of my Raven and use the cash toward a Glock 27 :coold:

    Not bad, turning in a $60 gun and getting $200
     

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