GUN Well, if you got no money, can I get my illegal gun back?

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  1. vwpilot

    vwpilot New Member

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    Gun buyback leaves some screwed.

    Suffolk runs out of cash for gun buybacks
    8:28 PM EST, December 23, 2008

    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/suffolk/ny-liguns2412301475dec24,0,5855767.story

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    Mark DeAngelis heard that Suffolk County was giving people $200 gift cards to turn in illegal handguns last weekend, so he looked behind a rafter in a warehouse he rents and found a revolver he stashed there 20 years ago, he said.

    He called Suffolk's Third Precinct in Bay Shore, confirmed that they were still doing the program and then drove there and turned over the gun, he said.

    But after he handed the gun to the officer, he said he got bad news: There was no money left.

    "He basically said, 'You just gave me an illegal handgun. We're out of money. Do you have a problem with that?' " said DeAngelis, 43, of Patchogue, who said he bought the gun to get it out of the hands of a man he considered dangerous.

    "He said he would give me a receipt if I went in the back and showed him some ID," DeAngelis said. "I just walked out. I thought the whole point was that the program was supposed to be anonymous."

    Lt. Bob Donohue, commanding officer of the department's Community Outreach Bureau, said it's true that the department burned through the $15,000 in state grants it had set aside for the buy back program this weekend after about 95 guns were turned in - more than they ever expected. But he said people do not need to give their names to officers to get a receipt. If officers asked anyone for ID or a phone number, it was probably just so they could call them to let them know when additional gift cards have come in, he said.

    He said additional Visa gift cards will be ordered tomorrow and should be in within about a week.

    But DeAngelis wasn't the only person who said he was asked to identify himself.

    A 42-year-old Port Jefferson Station woman, who asked that her name not be used for fear of repercussions, said she turned in seven illegal guns that had belonged to her father, who passed away 13 years ago. She said she balked when she was asked for her name and phone number.

    "How is that anonymous?" she asked. "Anonymous is not 'Give us your name and number and in two weeks you'll get your gift card.' "

    Nassau, which also held a gun buyback this weekend, also ran out of money after more than 400 people brought in illegal guns. After the cash they had on hand was gone, church officials who coordinated the program gave people anonymous vouchers that they can bring back this weekend for cash.

    Donohue said Suffolk ran out of money by Sunday, but continued writing receipts through Tuesday. He said as of Tuesday night, people turning in illegal guns would not be given gift cards or get their guns back.

    "If they hand us an illegal handgun and we have no money, we can't give back the gun," he said.
     
  2. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    But just another example of police power
     
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    So I guess I need to show up first thing in the morning on the first day for the next one with a crate of nagant revolvers.
     
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    question, what makes it an illegal handgun?
     
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    Unregistered, all handguns have to be registered in NY and you must have a pistol permit to own.
     
  6. There are at least 2 Ruger .22 pistols on that table. :(
     
  7. vwpilot

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    You just have to have them "show you the money" before you whip out the goods. :naughty:
     
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    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    yeah old people who have their dead relatives guns. Thats going to get the "guns off the street", and worse yet the state fucks up and then they want to intimidate them? :rofl: That will win people over.
     
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    Ouch. Now that is a screw job...

    These kind of threads always make me sad... Seeing pictures of all those guns about to be destroyed, when I could have so much fun with them...
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    But at least they wont be out killing people we all know Ruger 22/45 is the weapon of choice for criminals
     
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    Either way you are screwed. You walk into the place and say
    "hey are you still trading guns for cash?"
    "No we ran out"
    "uh oh.....nevermind"
    as soon as you step outside
    "sir please have a seat over here"
     
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    Nice ones too... :sad2:
     
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    Great example of DO AS WE SAY

    Citizen or Subject. Looks clear which way we're headed.
     
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    I bet some crooked NY cops are going to have a nice christmas.
     
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    article is full of LOL


    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite
     

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