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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

JPFO Alert: New Jersey Considers Mandatory Gun "Buybacks"

Today's JPFO Alert calls the very idea of a "mandatory gun buyback" a lie.

If the government wants to "buy" your guns, tell them the price not in dollars, but in blood--and make it higher than they can afford.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, Claire, and Mama Liberty, you owe it to yourself to fix that.


Anonymous said...

As the JPFO Alert rightly points out, the term "Buyback" is a misnomer. The state or local government can't buy something "back" if it didn't belong to them in the first place.

But the term is revealing, because it shows the attitude of anti-gun activists. A lot of them are left-wing extremists. They think that all property rightfully belongs to the government, to be distributed (or disposed of) as the authorities see fit. The idea that you have a right to keep money that you worked to earn (or property that you bought with that money) is alien to them.

Also, gun "buybacks" have not prevented a single crime. If the seller is the rightful owner of the weapon (i.e., he acquired it legally), then he is an honest, rational, law-abiding adult. (Because it's already illegal for convicted criminals, minors, and legally insane people to own guns.) Honest, rational, law-abiding adults don't commit crimes in the first place.

If the seller is a criminal, he has no legal right to own a firearm, and therefore must have acquired it illegally (either by stealing it or by buying it on the black market). The state or city is buying the item from someone who doesn't legally own it, and who doesn't have any right to sell it. It is receiving stolen property.

Counting the collected weapons as "crime guns" (whether they have actually been used in a crime or not) is a great way to inflate statistics. Like when a bank robber is shot in a gunfight with police, or when a home invasion robber is shot in self-defense by a private citizen, and that criminal is counted in statistics as a "victim of gun violence."

Obviously, the buybacks have to be done with "no questions asked." If any of these guns were used in crimes, then the buybacks are a great way for criminals to make a little extra money while getting rid of evidence.

Greg said...

I completely agree, if the government and/or gun control activists hold gun buybacks the best way to not only frustrate them but to also trample their idea that it would ever work as well is by putting guns prices higher than they could ever afford. First off they would never pay $5000.00 for my basic pistol that only cost me 500$ and if they did I could use that money to by a few more of the same thing.

Also can the government even issue a Mandatory buyback? Thats just like the big brother sending out in the mail tomorrow a mandatory home buyback. Well what if i don't want to sell my house that I've worked so hard for. Tough luck! If there was a ever any mandatory buyback on anything i own the jokes on them.