LOL!!! Seattle Gun BuyBack turns Into a Gun Show instead


Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5,  and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun showsbegan dotting the parking lot and sidewalks. Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.

Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.

People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

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.”

But Schuyler Taylor, a previous gun retailer attending the event in hopes of buying weapons, asked “Why not offer them cash versus a gift card? I’m still taking the guns off the streets; they’re just going in my safe.”

People were reportedly, at one point, jumping out of vehicles  whilst sitting in traffic – making on the spot deals with the gun buyers.

But the BuyBack wasn’t a bust. On the contrary – their $80,000 supply of gift cards didn’t last but 2 hours, and by 11:00 am they began attempting to issue IOU’s at which point the entire crowd responded by turning and marching toward the gun dealers, forcing the police officers to pack it up for the day.

On one last note of hilarity, the Seattle Police department claims that they will check the buyback guns to see if any were previously stolen and, if so, try to return them to the rightful owners! LOL. Brilliant!

In 1992, Seattle police collected more than 1,200 guns in a four-day buyback program.

Now the only question is, when will the Seattle Police department stage the next gun show?

  1. #1 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 01/28/2013 - 9:34

    Who would want to miss out on such a deal? Hehehehe! These LAW ABIDING people know a $cam when they see it for the most part, and those who actually turned in their arms for a Wal-Mart Special were now ‘edjemucated’ on NOT what to do with their valuable pieces next time!!
    It should be as plain as the noses on their faces what to do. The Gun Grabbers like Feinstein & Schumer have rather unwittingly tricked themselves into an unwinnable situation at least for getting control over the ‘Extremists’ & loony ‘Conspiracy Whack Jobs’ as they so snicker to themselves over. They’re not laughing now are they? Some serious ca$h stands to be made and THIS in my humble opinion was the inevitable outcome of an attempted new ‘Prohibition’. Black Market gun $ale$ will soar in the coming months. Very easy to predict. This story is a knee slapper! Hehehe!

  2. #2 by annebeck58 on 01/28/2013 - 9:34

    That is hilarious!

    Say, I received a notice from the Rep Party of Texas (Travis County) today. They are planning a gun-show and shoot-off. Tickets for bystanders are ten-dollars. For those who wish to shoot, the price if fifty-bucks per person.
    This is not what bothered me, as it is being touted as a fund-raiser for the Republican Party.
    No, they also have insisted that anyone who wants to attend must pre-register, two weeks prior to the event. Well, since I learned to not trust the Reps in Austin (or anywhere in Texas), mainly because they were quite ticked-off that I opened my mouth about their voter-fraud, I got to thinking.
    Just why do they require everyone to pre-register and provide all (ALL) of their information? What do they plan on doing with this info?

    We already had a showing of guns, at the State Capitol building, last weekend. Nobody was required to send their info and gun licenses to any organizers. Something about this registration packet stinks to me. I hope people in Texas will figure this out before there is a list of gun-owners in our local papers, too. I hope they get it before information is sent out to our “protectors” in the TX DHS, because I think something or someone else is behind this, and not just a group of happy second-amendment lovers.

  3. #3 by Touchedthesky on 01/28/2013 - 9:34

    Ziocons using ACME tactics..
    Wile E Coyote must be proud.
    T’Hoot t’ hoot.

  4. #4 by Digger on 01/28/2013 - 9:34

    Ohh how I laughed and laughed.

  5. #5 by Pro-Gentile on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    I wish I could have been there for that! We don’t live too far away that would have been priceless!

  6. #6 by KPRyan on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    I really can’t imagine not trusting a bunch of cops offering an ‘IOU’….

  7. #7 by Brett Bader on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    Because this was a “Police Buy Back “.Not one of the guns came from the criminal element .Unless they were very very stupid . Instead they came from Law abiding citizens . Another victory for the Thugs. . Millions have given there lives ,to protect the Constitution and insure the freedoms we enjoy as Americans .Please don’t give up your rights !

  8. #8 by Bob on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    I’ve been wondering about these gun “buyback” programs. Who in their right mind would trade a functioning pistol for $100 or an AR or AK for $200? This makes no sense at all. One has to assume that anyone lining up to sell and AR or AK for $200 a gift card is:

    A: Selling a stolen weapon
    B: Selling a non-functioning weapon with some kind of serious damage
    C: Is too stupid to be out by themselves

    And we see crowds of people in these large cities lining up to essentially give away these weapons, why?

  9. #9 by annebeck58 on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    Haha, Bob!
    I just spit out my coffee- through my nose.
    I think maybe anyone who’d sell their guns for that price (and gift certificates, at that?) is probably too stupid to own guns. So, maybe it works out?

    I’d buy one of their pistols for a hundred bucks– cash! Maybe I need to drop in on the next grab-n-buy?

  10. #10 by bostonblah on 01/30/2013 - 9:34

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