Seattle’s “Gun Buy Back” program inadvertently creates a really cool gun show event!
[LEGALLY ARMED AMERICA] It was just a matter of time before the gun-grabbers of America were outsmarted in their efforts to disarm America. But who would have guessed Seattle would be the place for it to happen?
Police officers held a “gun buy back” program this weekend in Seattle where citizens would be given a $100 gift card for a handgun, rifle, or shotgun and a $200 gift card for an “assault weapon” (or “self defense rifle” as we at Legally Armed America like to call them). The only problem was that gun dealers in the area had apparently seen pictures at previous “buy back” programs like this one that occurred in parts of California recently and realized that people were turning in some pretty nice and sometimes rare guns for chump change.
Many of the gun dealers were waving wads of cash around enticing people to forgo the smaller gift cards for a larger sum of money and, yes, cash! Some of the gun dealers had even had signs made up that they displayed that said “cash for guns”.
While the Seattle Police weren’t too happy about the Glock-blocking that took place, there was little they could do according to DCXPOSED.COM.
John Diaz, Seattles Police Chief, wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background checks, and some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in circulation.”
In all, the Seattle Police ran out of their $80,000 worth of gift cards by 11:00 am, at which time the gun dealers became the center of attention and only gun buyers left on the scene.
While the “loophole” is still open on purchasing guns without a background check, this event gives us at Legally Armed America a great idea for an upcoming event. Stay tuned for the “Legally Armed America Gun Buy Back Day”…coming soon!
By Paul Glasco / Legally Armed America