Buyback wasted time, cash

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Regrading the article “Event takes guns off street,” (Aug. 5): This event, while in theory good, in action does little or nothing except pad the pocketbooks of unscrupulous people.

As a self-proclaimed gun enthusiast, I look at the photos of firearms turned in for $70 each and see what could be described best as junk! Virtually every firearm shown so nicely locked up with heavy cable wraps is the proverbial “Saturday Night Special” so diligently pursued by anti-gun followers. They are, for the most part, what could best be described as “pot metal” and originally sold for $50 or less. According to organizer Niki Watson’s count, she redeemed 22 guns at $70 each. Simple arithmetic shows Ms. Watson shelled out $1,540 dollars for what amounted to about $1,000 worth of what could be called trotline weights at best. Again, a good idea in theory, but all she did was waste her and others’ money for little or nothing.

Anyone owning a quality firearm will not turn it over to anyone for a pittance.

Jerry O’Connor

North Augusta, S.C.

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David Parker
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David Parker 08/11/12 - 07:10 am
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Focus the energy on educating

Focus the energy on educating people about firearm use. There are some very basic but profound rules to live by and yet we see them broken so often and unnecessary deaths are the result.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/11/12 - 07:38 am
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AsMr. Oconnor says, why would

AsMr. Oconnor says, why would I sell my Browning 380, Beretta 380, Beretta 9MM stainless, Taurus Judge, Smith and Wesson 357, or two Browning 22LR target pistols for $70.00 each or my rifle? I am a law abiding citizen that would not ever think of using them except for protection.

blues550
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blues550 08/11/12 - 07:40 am
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Culture of Death
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Jerry is absolutely correct and gun violence will only end in the country when we stop the culture of death that is acceptable. How many millions of babies have we legally murdered over the years. Respect for all lidw muat become paramount

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/11/12 - 09:26 am
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Create villains, create fear....
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offer a government solution. over and over and over. cold war= Russians are coming = more government to protect. 911 = the Muslims are coming= more government to protect. each time personal freedom is surrendered to government control.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 08/11/12 - 09:26 am
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Don't you guys get it? People

Don't you guys get it? People don't kill people, guns kill people...lol.

mooseye
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mooseye 08/11/12 - 12:08 pm
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None of you get it

including the author. The idea is to get the cheap "Satruday night specials" off the street. It has nothing to do with what it is worth. It is worth millions to stop some kid from playing mafia and shooting someone, thereby ruining not only that persons life but his/her own and the lives of countless others as loved ones or relatives.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/11/12 - 08:34 pm
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Yeah,

Mooseye may have a point. The whole idea is to get cheap guns out of circulation. So what if many of the guns that get turned in are nonfunctional. Everyone feels better. Win-Win

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 08/13/12 - 12:19 pm
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It seems to me that the best

It seems to me that the best way to get the saturday night specials off the street is at the point of manufacture. Buying them off the street is a reactionary step, and a costly one at that. Be pro-active. The punks that use them are giving the rest of us responsible folks a bad name.

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