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That is a strong statement

That is a strong statement and I think about what it means everytime I say it. It is powerful and when it is said, it should be meant. So I say amen Numbnutz. FROM MY DEAD, RIGOR LOCKED HANDS. Not in my country! I am sorry but I am not a sheep and I am sorry to see our neighbors to the north losing their firearms. That is a tragedy. I forgot about this rediculous story. Who in their right mind goes down there and makes that trade. You might as well trade your brain for a waffle... a burnt, crap-covered waffle at that.

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I don't think they got any

I don't think they got any firearms from people that actually used them.  They preyed on the widows and sons/daughters that got firearms from deceased parents, the urban folks that no longer hunt or had firearms when they moved to the city and don't use them.  I was talking to a city police officer who is a sport shooter as well and he was saying it was a shame the types of rare military firearm that were turned in.

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This is not a new concept.  I

This is not a new concept.  I recall it happening at least 30 years ago.  In fact, I saved some cheap worthless handguns to turn in if they ever did it again.  Figure why not beat them at them at their own game and have them pay more than market for guns that i didn't want or need?

People who turned in their guns made a choice and so be it.  I am not opposed to gun buys but they are not effective.  More PR and statement than anything else.  The only shame is that some people may turn in very rare collectible pieces that deserve to be preserved for history.

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I agree CVC and I actually

I agree CVC and I actually did exploit part of the offer.  They were offing a $25 gift certificate for any boxes of ammo to be turned in and I bought a brick of 22LR and turned in 10 boxes of 50 rounds each.  I got $250 in camera gift certificates for about $20 worth of ammo.  I know of atleast two other guys that did the same thing just to inflate the cost of the program in hopes that it would cost too much to do it again. Whistling

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Alright, now I don't care who

Alright, now I don't care who you are, that is funny.  They probably figured they really accomplished something by getting all that evil ammo off the street.  Now I am wanting a program like that here.

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That a boy Chester! Atleast

That a boy Chester! Atleast you were able to stick it to the man a little bit. That is just a clear cut example of economics and they sure lost out in that one. Seems like governments gets burned just about anytime they start fiddling with the economy. Hmmm... you think they would learn their lesson.

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The government never seems to

The government never seems to learn its lesson.  If it did we wouldn't still be fighting the war on poverty, drugs and crime using the same old worn out and proven ineffective methods we have been using for decades.  Time to think out of the box.

Want to reduce violent crime?  Enacting more anti-2nd amendment laws is not the way to do it.

The way to do it is to two-fold.  One, enforce penalties for premeditated violent crimes and keep offenders in jail until they are no longer a threat to a society, i.e, until they are too old to hurt anyone.

The other prong is to reduce poverty and give people a pathway out of it.  You do this by making sure young children get proper health care and nutrition so they can be prepared to receive an education.  Yes, it is the parent's responsibility, but when the parents don't do it we need to step in and make it happen.  It is in our best interest.

Cull those that won't learn and write them off so those that want to learn can.  It doesnt do any good to go through the motions and give someone a diploma if in reality they are illiterate when they graduate.  Write them off and focus resources on those that want to better themselves.

Take these kids out of their homes if necessary and board them so they can learn and be productive.  Forget where this is done, but it is a model of what can be done when we think out of the box.

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