261 responses

  1. Larry Wilson
    November 1, 2013

    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.” And the Mayor know which ones should be in circulation? He's an idiot!!

  2. Keith Pinster
    August 21, 2013

    I'm betting that most of those guns were old pieces of crap where 1/2 of them didn't work anyway. I've got an old Raven .25 that I'd love to sell for $100. Those things are dangerous, I've heard lots of stories about people just about blowing their hands off with them. I could apply that $100 to a new Ruger 9mm. :)

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  5. Ron Leader
    June 21, 2013

    Those who sold Pistols for $100 and Assault rifles for $200 are, in all likelihood, not somebody we want with those guns anyway. But hey, great deal for the bad guy. Steal a gun today and sell it to the cops tomorrow. And that with no chance of Reprisal. America, the greatest nation on earth.

  6. Kelly Levine
    March 1, 2013

    I love gun buy backs get rid of broken junky handguns. I'm waiting for one here so I can get rid of this crappy RG.22 that shaves the bullet when you fire it we can make $50 or $100 put it down on a.44 mag SW629.

  7. Gary
    February 24, 2013

    This does not surprise me. I live a few miles from Seattle. I refuse to go there any more. mainly because of the police. Ihave lived in major cities all of my life and i have never seen a more Lazy and thug like attitude from police as I have in Seattle. They all have a major attitudes! you can’t ask them anything, they are not there to serve. also they Kill and wound innocent people. See the “woodcarver killed by Seattle Cop. And look at that Man who has to live as a Vegetable because some PUNK cop mistook him for a suspect and slammed him, into a wall with a full force charge. The Poor guy never even saw the Cop coming. He was standing at a full stop against a wall for, god sakes he never was even a part of any crime. And The Chief? Diaz? He is the worst of all. look at the guy listen to him. it don’t take long to get a read on a guy like that. Cops like that, are like any violent criminal you must do what you can, to protect yourself. Arm yourself now! (They are not your friends)

  8. Bob Hobby
    February 21, 2013

    They had Licenses. the people buying weapons had Permits to carry Weapons. what is with these "back ground check" tards? they want a Background check for every bullet, every gun , every transaction to Infringe on the Rights of the People. its a Poll Tax. I already did a background check to get my CHL.. why do I need another one to get a damn GUN? HELLO.

  9. Anonymous
    February 21, 2013

    Like posting in duplicate ;).

  10. Anonymous
    February 21, 2013

    Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.

    Seriously liberals…its stupid..

  11. Anonymous
    February 21, 2013

    Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.
    Seriously liberals…its stupid!

  12. Don Baker
    February 20, 2013

    sooooo…..I can turn in my rifle for a $200 gift card, then go home and report the rifle stolen and get in back? LOL Just wondering.

    • Glenn Rogers Violette
      March 29, 2013

      good luck with that one, would not hold my breath and wait.

    • Anonymous
      April 12, 2013

      Sounds fair to me!

  13. Cyndi St John Carroll
    February 20, 2013

    Are these people STUPID, who in their right mind would let someone like the Government take their guns. It is our RIGHT to have these guns, and just because someone says you have to give them up you do it. That's tells me one thing the people in Washington cant think for themselves, they do as they are told. They think because someone says it its right. Boy are they stupid, grow some balls people, Stand Up For Your Rights, Get a backbone.

    • Robert French
      February 27, 2013

      exactly. And 100-200 dollars really doesn't go very far nowadays. Especially not worth doing it to give up personal safety for that small amount of funds on a card.. probably not any amount of funds.

  14. Rolf Luberoff
    February 20, 2013

    The police should rerun the stolen guns to their rightful owners. Why does that garner an "LOL"?

  15. Joseph Wayne Jeffries
    February 19, 2013

    Brilliant! If the guns were stolen they paid for them and then checked to see if stolen and return to owner! Meanwhile the thief gets paid and gets away!

  16. Ken Brasher
    February 19, 2013

    "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.”.

    Is he just now worried about this in the capital of men who give weapons to the enemies of this country and want to take away gun rights for its citizens due to a bandwagon following of jackass from all sides of this issue. $200 for a carbine? So the crackhead down the street won't have one but I bet he/she knows what house has one to rob. And futhermore the guns hes worried about being circulated around w/o background checks, what about the weapons they take in and want to keep for themselves. The average cost of a AR15 is NOW $1500.00 bucks, who the hell is stupid enough to take $200 for a $1500.00 rifle?

  17. Heidi Benziger Rautio
    February 19, 2013

    I CLOSED my Amazon.com account a couple of weeks back because I read that they SUBSIDIZED this Gun Buy Back to the tune of $30,000. Will never do business with amazon.com again. Will instead do what I should have, order my books, etc., from a local merchant and WAIT (like in the old days) for it to come into the store. Actually, it was a pretty EMPOWERING feeling….

  18. Eric Scholler
    February 19, 2013

    Economics is a wonderful thing as long as the government doesn't get in the way. This is a great example of that.

  19. Thomas Albert
    February 19, 2013

    Seriously, you expect people to be idiots. A serious collector knows you buy the best from people who had a collector in the family but don't collect themselves. Estate dealers have known this for years.

  20. Brian Shaw
    February 19, 2013

    I appose buy backs for only one reason. They encourage gun theft so "if" they are going to give firearms back to the owners if they had been reported stolen then I am all for it to that extent anyway.

  21. Randall Balch
    February 19, 2013

    Love it!

  22. Randall Balch
    February 19, 2013

    Love it!

  23. Corey Amundson
    February 17, 2013

    Yeah sure they'll return the guns…

  24. Bill Kohse
    February 12, 2013

    I watched the news recently when Berkley had a buy back and when the media showed the guns that had been turned in I cried. I saw historic fire arms, flintlock etc along with orginal 1911s on their way to being distroyed instead of going into a museum somewhere. American history being distroyed by the feel gooder commies. I thought about doing the above if I had the money and now watch the commies step on more personal rights under the 2nd and 3rd admendments.

  25. Bill Kohse
    February 12, 2013

    I watched the news recently when Berkley had a buy back and when the media showed the guns that had been turned in I cried. I saw historic fire arms, flintlock etc along with orginal 1911s on their way to being distroyed instead of going into a museum somewhere. American history being distroyed by the feel gooder commies. I thought about doing the above if I had the money and now watch the commies step on more personal rights under the 2nd and 3rd admendments.

  26. Sam Howard
    February 11, 2013

    $200 for an "assault rifle"…Do you have any idea what a used AR-15 costs? What a joke!

    • Michaela Ferkul
      February 19, 2013

      $100 for a handgun- priced a Glock lately? We can't even find on for our kid to use at Police Academy!

    • Michaela Ferkul
      February 19, 2013

      $100 for a handgun- priced a Glock lately? We can't even find on for our kid to use at Police Academy!

  27. Gary Burroughs
    February 11, 2013

    I'm surprised Eric Holder wasn't there so he could send them to Mexico. ie; Fast and Furious II.

    • Greg Vinovich
      February 20, 2013

      maybe they are,,,,

  28. Dennis Roberts
    February 11, 2013

    Great move on the private sector.

  29. rob
    February 2, 2013

    What I need to know is what happens to the guns the police bought?

    • Ron
      February 2, 2013

      They destroy them…Or at least they say they do. I’m sure a few make it home to some of the cops home’s.

  30. David
    January 31, 2013

    Ah it is nice to see that there is still ingenuity to be found in the northern most county of California! Citizens rule!!

  31. WhiteRabbit
    January 30, 2013

    In the 60’s anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white countries to open their borders to non-white immigration. Then anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white people to “integrate” or face penalties for being “naziswhowantokill6millionjews.” Now anti-whites are counting down the days for when ALL and ONLY white children become minorities and eventually extinct EVERYWHERE. It’s Genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

    • Bluff Bunny
      January 31, 2013

      You are 100% right and a brave person to even mention this. Why is it that ONLY AMERICA is threatened over who we allow to immigrate here? Japan does not allow other races to immigrate and no one says anything…many other countries have strict immigration laws. Only the U.S. gets hammered to allow anyone who wants to, to immigrate here.When we opened the flood gates to anyone who wanted t be here – this country started down the road to ruin.And NO- these are NOT the same immigrants who “built this country”. Those were people who came here LEGALLY, had a culture similar to ours, learned to speak OUR language and adopt OUR culture and also had a trade. Not like the immigrants of today, whose primary goal is to get on every free program they can. It’s time to put a stop to this destruction and Balkanizing of our country.

  32. Paul Pace
    January 30, 2013

    Now that is some creative and hilarious protesting!

  33. chase
    January 29, 2013

    NOW THATS WHAT I CALL CREATIVE PROTEST WE NEED MORE OF THAT AND LESS PROPAGANDA THE OLIGARCHS ARE CLUELESS ABOUT “CREATIVE” AND CREATIVE WINS IN THE END, FUCK THOSE STUPID OLIGARCHS !! :):

  34. Bill Murphy
    January 29, 2013

    Let’s see, so the cops got the junk guns worth less than 100 bucks courtesy of tax payers. The dealers bought the good stuff. What a farce

    • JOJO
      January 30, 2013

      LOOKING FORWARD TO A BUYBACK PROGRAM IN BROWARD COUNTY…COULD USE A 45 COLT FOR SURE.THE BETTER TO TICKLE THE BAD GUYS FANCY. HAHAHAH

  35. Sky Soldier
    January 29, 2013

    A funny turn on the event. A good example of “capitalism” trumping socialism. A big “hooyah” for those buying the guns.

  36. fiftyville
    January 29, 2013

    This is hilarious! I thought Seattle cops were dumb for letting anarchists trash the town regularly since ’99, but this takes the cake. Fire them, and just let vigilantes take over.

    • GomeznSA
      January 29, 2013

      It ain’t the rank and file coppers that are the problem with law enforcement – it’s the political hacks and bureaucrats that are. Proof – SPD’s last chief was gilkerlikowski – check where he is now.

    • doran
      January 30, 2013

      you say that like its a bad thing

  37. chica
    January 29, 2013

    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee: Obama Asks Military Leaders If They Will “Fire On US

    Citizens”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars
    January 22, 2013

    2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top

    military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military

    leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

    Garrow was nominated three years ago for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and is the

    founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls, an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls

    from “gendercide” in China. Garrow has been personally involved in “helping rescue

    more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death.” He is a public figure, not an

    anonymous voice on the Internet, which makes his claim all the more disturbing.

    “I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a

    new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military

    leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the

    military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being

    removed,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page, later following up the post by adding the

    man who told him is, “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” whose goal in

    divulging the information was to “sound the alarm………………

    • JimRed
      January 29, 2013

      So, within the next couple of years, we can expect those who were not retained in our armed forces to verify that? Or will they all suffer “accidents” after their separation or retirement, to silence them?

      They may or may not obey the illegal order, but this much is clear: our target must be those GIVING the orders!

      • mike leonardi
        January 30, 2013

        This started awhile back with the Marines at 29 Palms. The questionaire was retrieved and brought to light. This is why obama is getting rid of all the Generals and Admirals that wont participate in the killing of Americans. holder and clinton are neck deep in the same program.
        Mike in Afghanistan

  38. Jeff
    January 29, 2013

    I really don’t like the term “Gun Buy Back”. It implies the gun was the govt’s to begin with and they let us have them. Why was the cars for cash program called “Cash for Clunkers” and not “Cars Buy Back”?

    Greenbacks for guns? Moola for magazines? Cash for clips? Bucks for bullets?

  39. mister
    January 29, 2013

    In Maryland, if a stolen item ends up in the hands of police, they just keep it.

    • will
      January 29, 2013

      In Georgia, there’s a good chance the police stole it to start with.

  40. Chris
    January 29, 2013

    This proves several things to me:

    1. That these police DO NOT just want these firearms out of the hands of those not supposed to have them, they don’t want them in anyone’s hands including law-abiding citizens.

    2. The govt. is peed off that these private transactions take place and they make no money on the deal. That’s why they at least want to make money on the transfer. Our safety has little to do with it.

    3. If we’re ever stupid enough to let them wipe out cash totally in favor of instruments that leave a paper trail, we’re screwed.

    4. The free market system seems to be working well despite all Obama has done to stifle it.

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  42. Doug
    January 29, 2013

    This is AWESOME STUFF!!!! WAY TO GO SEATTLE!!! I wish I could have been there! I’d have been one of those people with a wad of cash too!!!!

    • pally
      January 29, 2013

      I’ve never been prouder of my state and the police here. Way to go! More of this!

  43. Rick
    January 29, 2013

    What a deal. Way better deal than the pawn shop. You can report your gun stolen. Then bring it in for buy back and get your gift card (no questions asked, right?). Then the police return it too you. What a brilliant use of Seattle’s money.

    • Robertg
      January 29, 2013

      Perfect LOL

  44. Robertg
    January 29, 2013

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to 1st say THANK YOU, each and every one of you, for supporting our Precious 2nd Amendment. WE DID IT! The Petition went Public earlier this morning, and is “Quickly” getting on track to reach the Goal of the needed 100,000 SIGNATURES requiring a Response from the White House. This will again become possible only because of YOU and the Combined Support of Everyone that signed the Petition.For ALL of you that have not Signed the Petition, and wish to do so, I have included the link to the White House dot gov website below.Once again, THANK YOU for standing up for LIBERTY!. .

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-people-united-states-demand-any-infringement-our-2nd-amendment-be-impeachable-offense/hPHY24RY

    • desert
      January 29, 2013

      Only a freaking idiot would go along with a “buy back”!

      • Darryl Boyd
        January 29, 2013

        Many people take in guns that are complete junk – and get a hundred bucks for them. I’m guessing that this is where the majority of the cop money was spent. Nothing idiotic there!

      • Chris
        January 29, 2013

        It’s not that bad a deal, personally. If you have a piece of crap gun that barely works and isn’t worth it to get fixed, give it to them and get $100 gift card, take it to the bank, cash in the $100 add a couple more hundred, and go buy yourself a decent gun. Just like those guys that were selling those empty LAW rocket tubes that the stupid antis, thought were stingers.

      • Side wild
        June 25, 2013

        Or you could do what a guy in commyforna did he started selling zip guns police finally told him to stop ( imagine that he brings unregistered homemade guns to the gun buy after he turns a profet they say that he needs to stop bringing guns that cost him $5 to make lol) realy it’s like they think we should be sheeple and don’t expect us to screw em in the end when I see this I think of the gun grabbers holding their ankles cringing for anal impact

  45. Darryl Haas
    January 29, 2013

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to 1st say THANK YOU, each and every one of you, for supporting our Precious 2nd Amendment. WE DID IT! The Petition went Public earlier this morning, and is “Quickly” getting on track to reach the Goal of the needed 100,000 SIGNATURES requiring a Response from the White House. This will again become possible only because of YOU and the Combined Support of Everyone that signed the Petition.For ALL of you that have not Signed the Petition, and wish to do so, I have included the link to the White House dot gov website below.Once again, THANK YOU for standing up for LIBERTY!. .

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-people-united-states-demand-any-infringement-our-2nd-amendment-be-impeachable-offense/hPHY24RY

  46. Yogi
    January 29, 2013

    So Seattle is safe now that the Crips and Bloods sold their guns to the police?

    • Andrew
      January 29, 2013

      Well it is safe if you wanna pay protection directly to them. You see, the SPD union hacks are actually afraid to even confront the gangs, so they spend their days hiding out in their ‘patrol’ cars, waiting for the overtime to kick in, and then they harass white drivers by issuing traffic fines they know those white folks will pay. Our Heroes at work. Aren’t we just so proud of those brave fellas?

      • Broadcastdude
        January 29, 2013

        Go out on Friday or Saturday night and you won’t see a police car anywhere. On your way to church on Sunday morning and you see them everywhere. They know people going to church have jobs and money and won’t shoot at them.

  47. dustydog
    January 29, 2013

    Baltimore had a gun buy-back a few years ago. When somebody realized they were paying $100 for pellet guns, paint ball guns, and ‘realistic’ toy guns, the local Toys-R-Us, Dollar Store, and sporting good stores got cleaned out.

  48. RebelAmerican
    January 29, 2013

    I LOVE IT!

    Free Enterprise slaps Obama’s Brown Shirt Gun Control Agenda in the Mouth!

    Beautiful! I wish I would have thought of it myself.

    Using perfectly legal tactics to counter the illegal tactics of the President… A portrait of Americans in Action!

  49. yarply
    January 29, 2013

    Seattle must be over flowing with money that the city can spend so much money for stuff they are just going to destroy. You might as well just take the money and throw it in a fire.

    • theBuckWheat
      January 29, 2013

      When one drugged out person shoots another drugged out person who then spends a month in a hospital and goes on disability when they are discharged, the cost to the public can be enormous. So, while in the micro view a gun buyback is more a waste of money that pays off handringing liberals, in the macro view it may save us a lot of money.

      Having said that, the above story proves that government is not an economic animal but a political one. Here government attempted to fix the price of guns that low-information voters and criminals were willing to part with. It turns out, as usual, the price was way too low and the supply was greater than anticipated.

      Why not a buy-back gun show? Use a public venue, and set up an auction, where gun buyers (who were vetted) could bid for every gun brought in, and where the police stood by as the bidder of last resort? Maybe guarantee $50 for every gun brought in.

      It is in the interest of everyone that every firearm be in the possession of a responsible owner. Sadly, too many politicians who set up gun buybacks are hostile to private ownership (and to firearms themselves) and could not bear to allow any private buyers, no matter how responsible.

      • rich Vail
        January 29, 2013

        What you don’t realize is that criminals DONT sell guns to the police. They might sell them twixt themselves, but NEVER to the police.

        The only people selling guns at this stuff are legal gun owners. Most have no clue as to what their weapons are worth. They just sell them non-sensically.

        What this nation should really do (is much like the Swiss do, the most well armed nation in the world…and the lowest violent crime rate). When people here turn 18 (or senior year in high school) they should be required to take 6-9 week class in firearms safety. When they reach their 18th birthday, they are issued a government own semi-automatic rifle and pistol and 1000 rounds of ammunition. You can bet your sweet a$$ that the violent crime rate would plummet.

        The idea of the “Wild West” is a myth created by writers and the TV/Movie industry to sell a product (Westerns). Certainly there were violent crimes…that have happened all through history, but when you have the serious possibility of being shot for being a rude a##hole, you tend to be far more polite. As for bank robberies in the Wild West, watch a movie call the “Long Riders”. It tells the story of the James/Younger gang’s attempt to rob 2 banks in Northfield MN. There weren’t successful.

        Bank robberies only began to thrive in the 20’s and 30’s’ when privately owned firearms became much less prevalent…in 1934 the US government outlawed the private ownership of automatic weapons…without very strick regulations. YOu can still buy automatic weapons, but you have to account for them and they can be required to be accounted for by the FBI.

      • Kristophr
        January 29, 2013

        Not In the State of Washington. The state legislature banned machineguns.

        They are legal in Idaho and Oregon, if you deal with the NFA paperwork, but not in WA.

        The legislators in Olympia are “special”.

      • Pappadave
        January 29, 2013

        Do you mean “special” as in they ride the short school bus “special?”

  50. Barry bin Inhalin
    January 29, 2013

    Geez, I always miss out on the good opportunities. Here’s hoping that a local CT based slush-fund of taxpayer dollars can be found and a buyback/show springs up in my area.

    As the Chief said – while it’s still legal. They do not like the 2nd Amendment and they WILL come for your guns as soon as they possibly can.

  51. Jill C
    January 29, 2013

    I wonder where that $80k came from? I’m glad I’m not a citizen of Seattle, as I’d be pretty pissed that my tax money was spent so frivolously, as it resulted in yet more police work anyway, trying to reunite guns with their owners.

    • Uncle Dave
      January 29, 2013

      Oh, Yes… I’m sure those officers will be working day and night to get those firearms back to their private owners… HA HA HA. They may not be destroyed right away but after they gather dust on the evidence lock-up for a couple of years, they will be “surplused” as abandoned property.

    • David
      January 29, 2013

      The funding came from Amazon, Microsoft, and a few other local companies.

      • MiBu
        January 29, 2013

        Money could have come for Eric Holder’s budget for Fast and Furious. Don’t believe they’ve spend all the funds yet allocated for his project and, after all, what better way to get “trackable” guns back on the street. Came out yesterday that the feds put in a request last summer for 7000 PDWs (personal defense weapons – their definition) as opposed to “assault rifles” (their definition for what civilians have).

        What a joke.

      • RebelAmerican
        January 29, 2013

        Microsoft?

        Oh now I feel better…
        Microsoft never came up with a stupid idea!

        (except of course for, DOS6, Microsoft BOB, Windows ME, Windows Vista, funding this program, etc.)

  52. Dontownagun
    January 29, 2013

    It is important to use the correct phrases when referring to guns. Guns are FIREARMS in the proper terminology. They are called weapons in Hollywood movies. A target pistol or deer rifle is not designed to be a weapon. It can be…just like a steak knife. Assault weapons are military-grade and not what is being sold to the public. It is not what is being used by on the street. The press incorrectly calls semi-automatic firearms…like deer rifles and even a farmer’s pump shotgun as an assault weapon. Regardless of where you stand on firearms it is very important to actually know what you are talking about. It is better to know what is true than to simply be right…in your own mind.

    • John Garrett
      January 29, 2013

      You’re spinning your wheels Dontownagun. This isn’t a debate on what is or isn’t an assault weapon. This is an attack on all our freedom and liberties. Don’t believe it for a moment that the left’s attack on our liberties will stop after they outlaw guns for law abiding citizens. If we loose this battle, we might as well toss our Constitution in the nearest landfill and march quietly to the nearest Communist reprogramming centers – I mean college campus!

  53. Kyle Massey
    January 29, 2013

    Here’s something you should think about, Alan. You have absolutely nothing to fear from the law-abiding citizens who bought guns at this impromptu show. (You probably did have reason to fear many of the former gun owners.) But… if the poop finally does hit the fan in this country? We have all the guns!!! And, unlike your rather bloodthirsty comment might indicate, we won’t be shooting each other.

    Sleep well. And keep on hoping for that crisis you seem to want.

    • Kyle Massey
      January 29, 2013

      Oh, and BTW – you have to wonder about a police chief getting so upset about law-abiding citizens exercising their Constitutional rights. I’d say that’s the most revealing thing in this article. The funny thing is, if they actually got “total disarmament” in this country, HE would still be carrying a gun. But why?

      • Bruler
        January 29, 2013

        If you follow things…Most cops are in favor of concealed carry laws. Police Chiefs are more political (kissing the ass of the mayor or Governor) that you really can’t put much of a value on their position.

        Now I really need to get to lunch.

    • Sam
      January 29, 2013

      The mere idea of the police conducting a gun “buy back” shows that infringing upon the citizen’s right to keep and bear arms is the ultimate goal of the police. Since the police do not trust the citizens with guns, it would be logical for the citizens to no longer trust the police with guns and, perhaps not, in any other way as well.

  54. Dave Generic
    January 29, 2013

    A well regulated Militia,being necessary to the security of a free State,the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Most leave out that very important part concerning Militias, security, to misrepresent the intent of the 2nd amendment. The Constitution merely enumerates our Rights,that we are endowed by the creator. Contact your “representatives”, now, let them know you are paying attention…I hope you are!

    • Wowbagger
      January 29, 2013

      The Militia part is at one level merely an example, but if read in conjunction with several state constitutions become a hand off to the states to allow them to be the regulatory authority. In my state this clause is:

      “Right to keep and bear arms.

      A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use.”

      And leaves little room for interpretation.

  55. Refreshthetree
    January 29, 2013

    That Kimber in the photo is worth about a grand. Doubt anyone sold one of those.

  56. Dan
    January 29, 2013

    Why sell at 200 bucks when you can get more from a dealer?…besides Obama created this high demand, heck of a lot higher demand than Clinton…another win for Obama…he and the liberals armed USA is less than a couple of months.

    It is called capitalism, not a loophole.

  57. Alan to Alan
    January 29, 2013

    Alan, why do you argue with the haters?
    Because you cannot help yourself is not a good excuse.
    You see, Alan, they will learn their own lessons, on their own time.
    You’re right, Alan, best to serve the world by sticking to positive news and calling out the filth when I see it.
    Correct, Alan, but not becoming it at the same time.
    Good point!
    -Alan

    • JimRed
      January 29, 2013

      To which haters are you referring? To those who hate the direction in which our soon-to-be-former-republic-if-we’re-not vigilant is being taken by acolytes of Marx, Cloward/Piven and Soros? Those who hate the fact that there are many who would refuse to execute the guilty for horrendous crimes but insist that the innocent may be slaughtered for the “crime” of being inconvenient? Those who hate having hard-earned money taken from their pockets and “redistributed” to others who have done nothing to earn it, and who will do nothing to improve their own lot in life except vote “D” for more free stuff? Maybe those who hate the fact that much of our media distorts or refuses to cover stories that will reflect badly on a particular political party or upon a protected demographic, truth be damned?

  58. mikhab
    January 29, 2013

    If most gun owners just traded their guns with their neighbors, friends, other peope at gun shows, the fed’s would have a nightmear on their hands trying to track the guns (Kind of like Fast and furious, AKA, let’s cause a 2nd amendment crisis so we can abolish 2nd amendment)….

    • mikhab
      January 29, 2013

      This is what you call hiding your guns in plain sight…

  59. NoParty
    January 29, 2013

    The one and only “gun show loophole” that I know of, isn’t really connected to gun shows. It is what happened at the Seattle Police “buy back”. To quote the Mayor: “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”. The Politicians know this, the news media know it, but they all act as if there is some special loophole strictly connected to shows. It is part of the con to make non-gun owners angry. I got a kick out of the Police trying to give out IOU’s, what a hoot! I also thought that the Seattle gun dealers who set up shop in the parking lot showed chutzpah, and entrepreneurial know how, as well as showing that we in America still have a sense of humor re: gun confiscation/buybacks.

    • Crackermike
      January 29, 2013

      Gun sales are legal, for NOW, said the mayor. It’s obvious that Fascist mayor couldn’t care less about the Supreme Court decision that recognized the individual right to arms for any legal purpose, including of course self defense. You see, it’s not about what is Constitutional or legal, it’s about what these Fascist’s ORDER YOU TO DO!. The correct response of course is to look them straight in the eye and say “eff you”.

  60. Sfc Mac
    January 29, 2013

    This is funny as hell and it serves the cops right.

  61. charles murphy
    January 29, 2013

    hunting rifel,my shotgun,and three black powered pistols are all I need.

    • Leary Patriot
      January 29, 2013

      Good example here of what an American is not

  62. josh
    January 29, 2013

    Cool story bro

  63. Tenet
    January 29, 2013

    “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!”

    1. Report your gun as stolen.

    2. Hand it in to get a gift card.

    3. Have your gun returned to you.

    • Uncle Dave
      January 29, 2013

      I’m sure those officers will be working day and night to get those firearms back to their private owners… Once they have a gun in their evidence lock-up I truly doubt it will ever see the light of day again. After it gathers dust and rust on the shelf for a couple of years, it will be distroyed as “not returnable”.

      • Dan in Not Chicago IL
        January 29, 2013

        No, first the cops will go through and claim any of the weapons they want for their own private collection at home. Some might be kept as “drop weapons” to justify a shoot.

  64. jeck
    January 29, 2013

    new democratic slogan lean forward, bend over,spread em.

    • H. Johnson
      January 29, 2013

      Gun buy-back programs are a good way to sort out the dumb-asses in your city.

      • RebelAmerican
        January 29, 2013

        Registering as Democrats is another…

  65. Magnum
    January 29, 2013

    The political climate in Seattle makes the Bay Area and “Hollywierd” seem like fertile recruiting grounds for the KKK. It’s been rumored that the City Council once considered an ordinance that would have allowed the police the ticket any motorist seen making a “right” turn.

  66. Sean McCallister
    January 29, 2013

    Thanks and a wry chuckle to Mayor Mike McGinn for his under-freeway Seattle de facto Gun Show. According to knowledgeable observers, more firearms of dubious pedigree changed hands at this event and more crime-gun laundering was likely accomplished than in a year’s worth all of the WAC-sponsored gun shows, where to buy a gun, you have to be a member—and to be a member, you have to pass the background check.
    Yet, despite the blatant and ironic hypocrisy of sponsoring an event with even less control and accountability than any of the regularly scheduled commercial gun shows, I honestly doubt even this unconstrained event will be the source of many firearms used in future crimes. According to FBI statistics, less than 1% of guns used in crimes can be connected back to gun shows. Those demanding more stringent background checks are inefficiently trying to solve a problem that simply does not exist.
    “To register lawful Americans who possess a gun to stop armed criminals, is like registering VIRGINS to stop prostitution.” – anon

    “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” ― Plato

    • kjatexas
      January 29, 2013

      They don’t want to stop criminals from getting guns, because that’s an impossible task. They want to disarm law abiding citizens, that’s less dangerous, and makes the law abiding easier to control. Isn’t that what John Dingell(berry) (D) Michigan said, “The people need to be controlled”.

  67. john s
    January 29, 2013

    For those city dwellers that missed a proper education in American history:

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

    • Garry Scarabello
      January 29, 2013

      These liberal pigs have been so dumbed down by the maexists that took over our schools, they won’t even know who George Washington is.

  68. chica
    January 29, 2013

    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee: Obama Asks Military Leaders If They Will “Fire On US

    Citizens”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars
    January 22, 2013

    2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top

    military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military

    leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

    Garrow was nominated three years ago for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and is the

    founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls, an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls

    from “gendercide” in China. Garrow has been personally involved in “helping rescue

    more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death.” He is a public figure, not an

    anonymous voice on the Internet, which makes his claim all the more disturbing.

    “I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a

    new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military

    leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the

    military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being

    removed,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page, later following up the post by adding the

    man who told him is, “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” whose goal in

    divulging the information was to “sound the alarm.”

    • george smith
      January 29, 2013

      Easily shown to likely be yet another internet hoax, like the ones that claim Obama used a false name to get financial aid, or that Obama taxed my ammo and guns to pay for ER room visits. I just don’t understand why so many people want to live in fear of hoaxes. Did we not learn from the Iraqi wmd hoax? You lost more freedoms under the PATRIOT Act than you have in 4 years of Obama. Here is a tip, look at all of the supposed “threats” that the NRA has told you about Obama in the last 4 years, now look to see how many came true. Not one.

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/citizens.asp

      • RebelAmerican
        January 29, 2013

        You contend, that seeing on the internet doesn’t neccessarily make it true, right?

        Well then, by the same logic, seeing it denied on the internet doesn’t neccessarily make it false either, now does it?

        Snopes is infallible?
        I don’t think so…

        Am I saying it’s true… No.
        But I am saying a denial can be a lie as easily as a statement or claim can.

        You won’t proof?
        Richard Nixon denied being involved in “Watergate”, remember the famous “I am not a crook” denial?

        Yes, it does predate the internet…
        So, lets call up Bill Clinton and his denials of having sex, in the White House, with intern Monica Lewinsky.

        That denial was on the internet, was is correct?

    • Tony
      January 29, 2013

      It is truly a shame to think that our president would give an order to fire on citizens of the United states, Maybe then if not to late for people to realize what they have done, One step at a time they will abolish the constitution, I wonder at what point will people realize we are loosing ground

  69. Glenn
    January 29, 2013

    Three things: 1) give the devil his due. Not sure how old Alan is, but he looks like a former wrestler.
    2) I don’t know what he means by septic. Causing sepsis? I’ve not seen it used that way before.
    3) I’m quite shocked at the vulgarity on this thread. I’ve seen that plenty from huffpo ans squawker and other lib haunts, but I’ve not seen it much from people who have the Constitution on their side. Sorry about
    That.

    • tharp42
      January 29, 2013

      “Septic” is cockney rhyming-slang for American. “Septic tank” = “Yank”. It’s generally not a term of endearment, but I don’t know how anyone can find American gun nut ding-dongs “endearing”.

      • Glenn
        January 29, 2013

        Thanks for the clarification. And gun nuts are the reason we don’t have low-level bureaucrats confiscating our stuff, including our freedom without due process, like in some disarmed European countries I could name.

      • Kyle Massey
        January 29, 2013

        Here’s the funny thing. Tharp42 is a wannabe musician who was in a failed grunge band. Now he bums around Asia and writes Internet comments where he pretty much urinates on everyone. My favorite is when he wrote about what is wrong with SE Asia, and said this: “A lot of non-travelling types don’t realize that much of Southeast Asia is rife with Islam.”

        He’s intolerant of gun owners. He’s intolerant of Muslims. And he’s intolerant of pretty much everything else. Just the kind of person we need to take advice from. Do yourself a favor, Tharp… don’t publish your home address. Better still, why don’t you publish some Mohammed cartoons, and then see if you develop a desire to own a gun?

      • Kyle Massey
        January 29, 2013

        One more thing, you idiot. You actually came up with a meaning for “septics”? They were making fun of a guy who meant to say “skeptics”. And YOU translated that into some Cockney slang, because “tank rhymes with Yank”? That has to be the single most ignorant thing I’ve read in this new year. It might be stupid enough to hold the record all year.

      • Kyle Massey
        January 29, 2013

        Oh, my! This is now my favorite Tharp42 quote. (Seriously, these are really his own words about himself, he put online.)

        “I was a big fat loser in America. I admit it. There’s really no other way to spin the story. I aimed high and fell lower… I came to Korea because pretty much no one else would have me. I was bruised and bleeding–the textbook portrait of a failure–but Korea didn’t seem to care.”

        See, folks? These are the kinds of people that are trying to lecture us about owning guns. Losers.

      • Utopia Misanthropia
        January 29, 2013

        Oh, cockney slang – that adorable little dialect embraced by low-class street thugs, hustlers, and criminals of England…. seems about right.

      • Refreshthetree
        January 29, 2013

        Yup, us gun nuts actually believe that a government can become destructive towards the civil liberties, and lives of its citizens. Even go so far as to start killing them. That has NEVER happened before….. Gun ownership is about hunting right?

    • glenp
      January 29, 2013

      We defeated you oppressor red coated clowns with our PRIVATELY OWNED “KENTUCKY RIFLES”. yes they were used for hunting too!!!

      • george smith
        January 29, 2013

        The British were defeated with help from mercenaries, French Regulars and organized militias. The continental army did buy and supply weapons for soldiers. Militia were also responsible for their own blankets and fishing line. I heard Obama is coming for my blanket next.

  70. Norm Thomas
    January 29, 2013

    The elites in politics, law enforcement and the media loath seeing law abiding citizens behaving themselves,exercising their constitutional rights, having fun making some money and NOT paying taxes…politicians don’t like being shown up by the serfs!

    • Garry S.
      January 29, 2013

      The rank and file police officer reespects the citizens right of gun ownership. It’s the chiefs of major departments that side with thier Marxist Mayors. They have to in order to keep their jobs.

  71. Alex Obert
    January 29, 2013

    The Second Amendment is about muskets-PERIOD! Muskets were used for hunting game before Safeway was invented. Now that we have Safeway, we don’t need muskets.

    get over it you ‘liberty’ lovers

    • Tootled McGee
      January 29, 2013

      You are exactly WRONG. The second amendment is about tyranny. Duh. Why don’t you read it instead of making stupid comments you know nothing about. Or read your constitution Alex. Of course if your not an American then it isn’t your constitution.

    • Robert Korn
      January 29, 2013

      I’d to have you point out the word “muskets” or “hunting” in the constitution.

      But then again, I’m guessing reading isn’t your strong point.

    • Glenn
      January 29, 2013

      No mention of muskets or hunting in the second amendment. And Safeway does not inviolate the Constitution, regardless.

      • Glenn
        January 29, 2013

        Should have said, ” and SW still leaves the constitution inviolate, regardless.”

      • Kirk
        January 29, 2013

        The second amendment guarantees that I don’t have to justify to amyone why I own the weapons I own. It very clearly says that “The right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. PERIOD!
        No mention of a specific type of weapon.

      • Pappadave
        January 29, 2013

        If you insist on demanding that those of us who respect what the 2nd Amendment does be limited to “muskets” because that’s what was available in 1791, how about YOU be limited in your “free speech” under the 1st Amendment to non-electronic means? After all, there were no microphones, telephones, radio, TV, cell phones, etc. available to you then either. And, while you’re at it, no high-speed presses in order to exercise “freedom of the press” either…only hand-operated presses from now on.

    • john s
      January 29, 2013

      Silly city dwellers…the 2nd has nothing to do with hunting or “muskets” or fine china either.

      It guarantees me (the little guy) that the gum-mint and rich folks won’t be the only ones able to defend themselves should that become necessary. Against criminals, liberals, and out of control government if you must know.

    • Alex Obert
      January 29, 2013

      that’s a lie. all you have to do is go to Costco to get food these days. C’mon people, the Founders would totally keep that amendment out if they had Costco back then.

      • johnny adams
        January 29, 2013

        Mr. Obert your line of thinking makes me think you believe thee first amendment begins and ends with Gutenbergs press.

      • Refreshthetree
        January 29, 2013

        I hope your trolling, nobody could be this stupid.

      • No.1Sniper
        January 31, 2013

        The founding fathers really did debate heavily the second A. Not over what we could have, why we had them, our how they could be used. The only reason it was debated was the reasoning of its inclusion. All believed it should be unnessicery to include because it was thought that it was foolish to believe that right would ever be debated. We had just taught the redcoats a lesson about tyranny. They knew we must have a defense against the government not a defense for the right to hunt protect and for self defense

      • Pappadave
        January 31, 2013

        Correct. Thank God they had the good sense to realize that not all governments we might get would have our best interests at heart.

    • Methadras
      January 29, 2013

      Thanks for showing what a stupid moron who’s never held a musket much less seen one must be like. I’m sure while you are gathering your food with ebt card at a local subway, a musket is the last thing on your mind. Oh, by the way, I own a musket, several actually. However, they would and could be mistakenly classified as assault rifles, you moronic retard.

    • Stuart
      January 29, 2013

      LOL!! You sir, are hilarious!!

      Muskets and rifles were used to win the Revolutionary war, to protect one’s homestead, one’s family and to hunt.

      What exactly do you not understand with this statement? “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

      It was specifically listed to ensure that the people were always the sovereign entity of the United States not the Government. We were founded as a Democratic Republic as the Founders knew that a pure democracy was merely mob rule, 51% telling the other 49% what to do. They planned for three separate branches of government at the Federal level, thru which the powers of the Federal Government was distributed. To what end? So not one man or one group of people could run the country without the consent of the people. As yet a further fail safe, they documented certain inalienable rights and went on to add amendments to the Constitution to further document those natural rights. At the acceptance of any government office, that person must pledge allegiance and swear to upheld the Constitution as it is written at the time of swearing.

      If you want to protect yourself with a knife or a baseball bat against 3 home invaders with firearms be my guest but do not trample on my right to my life and therefore my right to protect myself in the way I choose.

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

      • Capt. Cobbnoxtious
        January 29, 2013

        So True ! The 2nd Amendment doesn’t “Give” you your right to Bear Arms, it tells the Feds: Hands OFF!!! That is what most ALL of the Amendments do, Tell the Fed to Lay Off Jack ! What part of Un-Alienable do you not get ? The big mix up here is the fact that “They” the Dirt Ball Commies, know ! we are opporating under the “Corporate Con-stitution” & wouldn’t Dare! tell you that! My God! the American people might just wake up & give these jokers what they deserve. We should never ever have to deal with scumbags like Nancey P. Or have a Kynean 1/2 Breed Fag for a president!!! He’s NOT your Pres. !!! He’s the Pres. of ::: The Corporation !!! We Don’t Have One ! cept Ron Paul. Grinns. I just want the Gun Grabbers to do the “Door-2-Door” collecting THEMSELVES HA!

      • Just Me!
        January 29, 2013

        That quote about the wolves and the lamb is the best one I’ve read in a LONG time!!!

      • No.1Sniper
        January 31, 2013

        I agree I have already committed that one to memory!

    • Nick
      January 29, 2013

      If the Second Amendment only applies to muskets, the First Amendment only applies to manual presses.

    • The REAL Alex Obert
      January 29, 2013

      Oh, it’s good to see I can get my fellow gun owner ruled up. =]. There may still be hope for this Republic after all

    • RobinGoodfellow
      January 29, 2013

      ORLY?

      The first amendment was about printing presses, period.

      The fourth amendment was about searches of your home, period.

      Wow. That was fun.

    • Dave Generic
      January 29, 2013

      A well regulated Militia,being necessary to the security of a free State,the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    • Refreshthetree
      January 29, 2013

      I have decided, he is definetly trolling.

  72. El Lancio
    January 29, 2013

    Lol I love Washington~!
    It’s the only free state in America

    • PhilMcKraken
      January 29, 2013

      Obviously you don’t own a business in WA because that B&O tax certainly isn’t “free”

  73. Free Willy
    January 29, 2013

    I’m wondering if the 5 year old girl in Mt. Carmel, PA who was suspended for 10 days for just MENTIONING shooting bubbles at a friend with a Hello Kitty bubble gun could turn in her weapon for cash?

    http://newsfixnow.com/2013/01/25/mention-of-bubble-gun-gets-child-suspended-labeled-terrorist/

    • Sean Fry
      January 29, 2013

      sounds like a bubble assault weapon… that soapy water could be used….to….clean…up the streets…

  74. Free Willy
    January 29, 2013

    Hilarious! Hope this idea spreads to other cities misguided attempts to rid citizens of those naughty old firearms.

  75. BUCK OFAMA
    January 28, 2013
  76. Michael Calhoun
    January 28, 2013

    Yes, they did something like that in Dallas – a local soup kitchen had a gun buy-back on January 19, and someone set up across the street in a parking lot, and they auctioned guns away ….. the folks who let their guns go through the auction got a helluva lot more than $50 ….(and, yes, every buyer submitted to a background check) …..

  77. Bova
    January 28, 2013

    Ya know, if someone were a real prick, they could TOTALLY take advantage of this and get a free bit of cash for their gun. Find out a few weeks before this will take place, report your gun as stolen, and now if it was registered in your name, it is out of your name. Have a friend go turn the damn thing in, split the money, then when they call you to return your “stolen” firearm, you now have your gun, and some money in your pocket. If you do it solo, all the money goes to you.

  78. GivinTheDogAbone
    January 28, 2013

    Alan, you despicable ass muncher. Fucktards like you can go straight to hell where you belong you sack o shit. You fucking sheep.

  79. Tanstaafl2
    January 28, 2013

    This is nothing new – down here several years ago when Houston did one of these moronic gun buybacks, people were going along offering people in line more in cash for collectible guns than the store gift cards the city was offering.

    A buddy and I each bought up several junk guns at pawn shops (bent barrels, massively rusted actions, etc.) for an average of $30 each and turned them in to the city to the tune of a $100 grocery gift card for each gun. We wouldn’t have dreamed of turning in functional guns (even cheap ones), but if the city was going to be stupid enough to buy non-functional junk, we felt obligated to take their money.

  80. Frank
    January 28, 2013

    Just a note Amazon.com put up most of the money. They gave gift cards for Amazon. All those people put out their junk guns now they can buy some decent assesories for their guns that work. LOL

  81. HiDest
    January 28, 2013

    Gotta love a Capitalist….

    • Free Willy
      January 29, 2013

      Take a good look, if Obama has his way, that capitalist will be a thing of the past.

  82. NotAGolfer
    January 28, 2013

    I hope the people selling guns got a good deal, $200 for a piece of crap, and that they reinvest in better guns. I feel sorry for the Seattle taxpayers, though–at least the minority that couldn’t stop this idiocy.

    • john smith
      January 28, 2013

      Suprise, Seattle Liberals. The day belongs to American Capitalism, Not the Crony stuff you Marxists have found to be a repugnant necessity..

  83. The guy with a sneaky idea…
    January 28, 2013

    A lot of these guy buy back programs advertise that they take any gun with no questions asked. With $100 gift certificates being offered for handguns, it is probably worth it to fabricate some cheesy zip guns out of galvanized pipe for the barrel and wood for the handle/grip. Anyone think that would work?

  84. Blu Clw
    January 28, 2013

    Now that these liberals have participated in their first gun show I wonder what they thought about the experience.

    Did they feel dirty, or villainous? Or are they now having Phantom Gun syndrome now that they’re defenseless?

    In any case I hope every buy back turns into a gun show.

    • Gary Burleson
      January 28, 2013

      CONCLUSION OF HARVARD STUDY DONE 2012 WOULD BANNING FIREARMS REDUCE
      MURDER AND SUICIDE?
      This Article has reviewed a significant amount of evidence
      from a wide variety of international sources. Each individual
      portion of evidence is subject to cavil—at the very least the
      general objection that the persuasiveness of social scientific
      evidence cannot remotely approach the persuasiveness of
      conclusions in the physical sciences. Nevertheless, the burden
      of proof rests on the proponents of the more guns equal
      more death and fewer guns equal less death mantra, especially
      To bear that burden would at the very least
      require showing that a large number of nations with more
      guns have more death and that nations that have imposed
      stringent gun controls have achieved substantial reductions
      in criminal violence (or suicide). But those correlations are
      not observed when a large number of nations are compared
      across the world. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/12/foghorn/harvard-study-more-guns-do-not-mean-more-crime/

  85. Kevin H
    January 28, 2013

    Alan, also… shave that foul vagina you call a mouth.

  86. Drutch
    January 28, 2013

    People need to drop the liberal/conservative BS. “Liberals” in out political system are communists and “Conservatives” are communists pretending that they have morals and love war. The personal political ideologies of individual US citizens is so diverse one can almost never truely claim to be “liberal” or “conservative”. We are Americans, our government’s actions, regardelss of their claims to affiliation, prove they are communists. Time to clean house.

    • Vick
      January 28, 2013

      So true. Purge them all!

    • don mathis
      January 28, 2013

      how true! People need to wake up!

  87. Frank bliss
    January 28, 2013

    i heard about this. looked all over for the crappy $60 .32 auto i have that jammed shut, couldn’t find the box. coulda made money on the thing. so when the law, as it is written does something YOU don’t like, it’s called a “loophole”. yeah, right.
    i have friends, you have cronies.

  88. Moonpie Nobot
    January 28, 2013

    Looks like a success to me. The police got guns and responsible gun owners got more guns. Great for everyone!

    • Daniel Morgan
      January 28, 2013

      The cops got the junk guns that were probably more dangerous to the shooter than anyone else. The collectors got the decent guns and the sellers got more than they would have got from the cops

  89. IdahoMan
    January 28, 2013

    Sounds like it’s time to change Mayors. Any pro-gun people running against Mayor Mike McGinn?

  90. Ray
    January 28, 2013
    • Ken Swan
      January 28, 2013

      So Ray, do you happen to know what the “Market Value” was on all those guns they ripped off from the public??? That $118K probably represents closer to $750K worth of weapons.

    • Jim O’Donnell
      January 28, 2013

      I’d say yeah, it’s a fail. They’re always fails. If a gun is in good working order, it’s worth more than $200 at the local pawn shop or at a gun show. If not, it’s not worth what the cops paid for it. I’ll tell you what I’m sure of. The custom 1911 in the header picture? That wasn’t one of the guns they “bought” back for $200 worth of groceries.

    • David Bennett
      January 28, 2013

      I wonder how much cash the gun dealers went through. Probably a lot more than $118,000. What do you think?

  91. Ernest Murphy
    January 28, 2013

    Septics? Alan, The reason you are alive and you don’t speak German is because of the American you ungrateful puke. Mind your own business.

    • Capt. Cobbnoxtious
      January 29, 2013

      No Shit ! I speak English Cuz My PaPa used a Thompson & satual charges on a bunch of Japs! I thank him and all others like him Daily! This is stricktly an American Thing! The rest of you dirt balls allready rolled over & acsepted your Masters !

  92. Jeri
    January 28, 2013

    That is the the funniest thing I read so far today. That is awesome. Good for them. But too bad for the idiots who sold their guns, you are now defenseless. Now, you will be depending on someone else to help you in a bad situation, IF there is someone else around.

    • The Bruce
      January 28, 2013

      Well, you know the old saying: “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.”

  93. Grammar Police
    January 28, 2013

    YOU HAVE AN INCORRECT APOSTROPHE IN THE TITLE!

    • Ed Brown
      Ed Brown
      January 28, 2013

      omg! thank you soooo much! lol. fixed

  94. Sean
    January 28, 2013

    I love it when a good plan fails like this for the feds and other gun grabbers. I have been wondering about this. Seems a shame to put all these useful crime deterrent tools to the smelting pot. Glad someone is keeping the best of them alive and in the hands of (hopefully) law abiding citizens. By the way, anyone do a background check on the people buying these? Anyone report the buyback programs as suspicious activity under the “See Something Say Something” plan? I see all sorts of weapons being purchased by a single entity, lines of people with all sorts of weapons all day long under a bridge selling them cheap to one set of people – that might get them to stop out and investigate. ;P

    • Shannon Callahan
      January 28, 2013

      Background checks are not required for private sales or gun shows.

      • Kim Irick Kreckow
        January 28, 2013

        You get a background check to become a member, ( in Washington state a WAC member) in order to buy & sell at gun shows. If your not a member you CANNOT buy or sell anything at gun shows. So keep perpetuating that lie.

      • Nug Owner
        January 28, 2013

        May be true in Wash, but not in Wis, guys sit at tables at gun shows with signs ‘Personal Collection’ and sell with no back ground checks. Some log your personal info on their own forms.

      • Jenna
        April 8, 2013

        @ Kim Irick Kreckow
        The state does not require background checks for private sales or gun shows. WAC is a private organization and they decided to conduct background checks.

      • Cathammer
        January 28, 2013

        This wasn’t a gun show.

  95. Tom
    January 28, 2013

    The article was good for a laugh. Some people will never learn (because they choose not to learn) that the government stands for incompetence. People who worship at the alter of the government are putting their faith in such incompetence. I wonder if this “buy-back” gun show concept will be repeated in other cities. It might be a good way to pick up quality firearms at some very low prices.

  96. Ralph Brooks
    January 28, 2013

    God bless America, capitalism, and the free market!

    And if you think that ‘closing the gun show loophole’ (Banning private transfers that we’ve been doing for fucking EVER) will stop or change the way we do business, you’re out of your feeble mind. 300 million privately owned guns, that they have no idea where are… Zero chance of registration, zero chance of forcing transfers. You guys are fucked if you think that will be fixed with a law change.

    • Mark Beach
      January 28, 2013

      So…..the taxpayers are on the hook for 80 grand….ugh.

  97. Loren Phillips
    January 28, 2013

    Fuck you Alan. Fuck you very much.

    • Jorge Quiroga
      January 28, 2013

      Loren,
      Does your mother know she raised such a potty mouth? What you wrote to Alan really isn’t very polite. You should be ashamed of yourself.

      • Jorge Quiroga
        January 28, 2013

        Oops, sorry Loren, your mom raised a fine young lady. I just saw what Alan wrote.

        Hey Alan, Like Loren said:

        Fuck you very much too!

    • Robert
      January 28, 2013

      alan has it’s zampolit behind it to tell what it allowed to say in public. Remember, liberals, aka progressives, aka communists are not allowed to have personal thoughts. And since alan is a communist, it only qualifies for the pronoun it. He or she pronouns are reserved for humans, not communists.

  98. MRROACH SIR
    January 28, 2013

    Why let the cops use tax payer money to add to their own personal collections?

  99. Bill Brown
    January 28, 2013

    This is bloody sad your country is on the verge of civil war and these morons are selling their guns to cops and buyers wake the fuck up people..Your government has sold your country to china for their debt and wants you disarmed ….

    • Ernest Murphy
      January 28, 2013

      You can’t protect people from themselves. Frankly those who think they can trade away guns for security, will pay the price in having neither. like a criminal to a victim, the unarmed are much easier.

    • michelle forus
      January 28, 2013

      You took the words right out of my mouth Bill Brown! To many sleep walking idiots and spaced out zombies to busy watching BS on the tv/news to pay attention to the real news and understand that we are under attack from the insiders who are selling off our land, water, oil etc… to communist China and its China who wants us disarmed. These idiots cant be bothered to start looking into the paper work already done by this fascist President, instead call the rest of us nuts! Go figure. This is not a joke!!

    • JOHNATHAN
      January 28, 2013

      China owns very little of our debt. Your stupidity shows in the statements you make. Stay out of US politics if you don’t even understand something as simple as our monetary system.

      • Kim Irick Kreckow
        January 28, 2013

        You mean the ponzi scheme we call banking? Maybe you should educate yourself. It seems more often than not people in other countries know more about our history and government than we do!

      • Omgwtfdidido
        January 28, 2013

        As of Dec 2012 US debt was @ 16.4 trillion with 21% of it held offshore with China holding the most @ an estimated 1.16 trillion in US Treasuries. If China dumped that at any time it would collapse our economy in a heartbeat. Your first mistake was to think those of us who believe in a constitutional republic are uninformed. A common mistake that will lead to bad consequences for us all in long run.

  100. Eric Dean
    January 28, 2013

    I hate it when people when blame ‘idiot leberals.’ Don’t you know that I’m a leberal and I don’t believe in any gun conrol laws at all. I’m a firm beleiver in the swcond amendment. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Seriously!

    • Tommy B
      January 28, 2013

      Right on!

    • brittany
      January 28, 2013

      I think that would make you a Libertarian….

    • MRROACH SIR
      January 28, 2013

      Well I guess ya gotta believe a “liberel” who can’t spell “liberal” when complaining about “people blaming idiot liberels”.

      SHEESH!

      • MRROACH SIR
        January 28, 2013

        Sorry Eric…..that “leberal”. I guess yer more of an idiot that I first thought.

    • Woody Young
      January 28, 2013

      Learn to spell Libtard

    • Ernest Murphy
      January 28, 2013

      Eric the people you to align yourself with should know your stand. the feinstines the pelosi’s the brady supporters are liberals. Shazam you may not be a liberal, You just like some of the ignorant chicks.

    • Glenn
      January 28, 2013

      Then you are not a Lib, you belive that government does not have the right to give permissions. Libs think big brother government is the way to go, letting big brother tell you what you can and can not do, what you can and can not think. You have shown yourself to be able to think for yourself, keep it up and do not fall back in the Lib mindset of big brother government and permissions.

    • Robert
      January 28, 2013

      If you are a liberal, you are a communist and therefore subject to the totalitarian beliefs of the obamites. You have no right to give opinions unless it’s the opinion given to you by your communist zampolit. You are a subject, not a citizen, which means you are only a slave to the obamite regime.

    • Lisa Glass
      January 28, 2013

      Well honey, then maybe you aren’t a liberal. Especially if you support the 2nd Amendment. Better start looking at another party because the Democrats sure as hell don’t support the 2nd Amendment. Try looking at the Libertarians.

      The Democrats have betrayed you. And they are betraying this country.

    • Bear
      January 28, 2013

      Uh, if you voted for any of the current (D)administration….then you are to blame.

  101. Bob Buffa
    January 28, 2013

    Gun “Buy backs” are NOT buy backs,because to buy it back , you have to have sold it in the first place. Let’s call them what they are: 1) an opportunity for a criminal to destroy evidence thanks to a corrupt government, and get paid to boot. 2) a chance for dirty cops to improve their collections (Do you really think the nice guns end up in the slag heap? ) 3) a chance to take advantage of the uninformed, elderly, and poor. (how many collector grade guns are “sold” for $100 gift cards, only to find their way to gun shows to be sold at a huge profit) The citizens of Seattle got it right, free market prevails, and freedom RINGS!

  102. Kelly Kafir
    January 28, 2013

    I want to buy the gun that the California council woman said could shoot you if it was unloaded… That sounds like a magic gun… maybe she has some bean stock beans too! Seattle is full of idiot liberals like that pansy Mike McGuinn. What a moron! And why is it that such peach loving libtards like Alan are always advocating more violence? I think it is they who are the mentally derranged ones.

  103. Mike Shipley
    January 28, 2013

    EPIC FAIL!! I love America!!

  104. JR
    January 28, 2013

    The dirtiest secret of these “gun buybacks” are that you can turn in your murder weapons, no questions asked, get PAID (or paid again, if you’re a hitman) to commit murder, and then get immunity for murder, as your murder weapon is melted into slag BY THE FUCKING CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT.

  105. Brandy Baron
    January 28, 2013

    Now I’m kind of hoping we get a buy back program here in Phoenix. It sounds like there’s much better deals to be had than at our gun shows. I’ll have my sign and some money ready LOL

    • Ed Brown
      Ed Brown
      January 28, 2013

      lol. Check with your local police, Brandy, see if they’ll sponsor it! :)

    • Monty Jernigan
      January 28, 2013

      They had one in tucson a few weeks ago same thing happened

  106. Randy
    January 28, 2013

    Supply and demand. Price is dictated by
    Fare maker value than what makes America
    great! Gotta love it!

    • Rob Jones
      January 28, 2013

      Capitalism wins again. It’s a great country.

    • Bunz
      January 28, 2013

      Alan… say no thanks to any SSRI pills coming your way.

  107. Alan
    January 28, 2013

    You septics are a sad bunch. Just waiting now for you to all shoot each other and put you out of the world’s misery.

    • Gary Harper
      January 28, 2013

      I guess you’ve been waiting since 1776, Alan?

      • Anj
        January 28, 2013

        lol love it :)

      • chinch
        January 28, 2013

        Alan, lookin’ a little long in the tooth there babe. That or those experimental chemicals in the 70s took a real toll. Your wait may be disappointingly long given your apparent life expectancy. Word of advice: Don’t buy any green bananas.

      • Jeff Jones
        January 28, 2013

        Alan you look like you sucked way too many peters in your lifetime ! I think its about time you FOAD Fag !!

    • Donabed C. Kopoian
      January 28, 2013

      I thought we were the violent ones Alan … it makes me glad that a person like you doesn’t own.

    • redc1c4
      January 28, 2013

      just go bow down to your queen like a good little subject and stop bothering free men & women doing as we please.

    • JR
      January 28, 2013

      Another gun control advocate advocating for innocent blood to be spilled? Great job, Alan!

    • Eric Holder
      January 28, 2013

      You need to spell that in spanish.

    • Rob
      January 28, 2013

      It’s not US making the world miserable, Alan. It’s communists like yourself. We’re just trying to mind our OWN business, yet we constantly have to deal with these incessant attacks on our freedom and way of life in spite of having done nothing wrong to anyone.

    • George W. Bush
      January 28, 2013

      Alan, you sir, are a fucking retard.

    • Thomas C Blessing
      January 28, 2013

      Alan while you are waiting hold your breath and do us all some good.

    • Capt. Cobbnoxtious
      January 29, 2013

      Never could figure out why all the: Eleetes keep claiming that Great Britan is “Our Friend” Most all of our troubles have come from them… or their Bankster Dooshbag Khazar Sociopaths. Think about it, 1776-1812-1860s & 1913 … All about Da Money !! and The British Banking Cabal had their dirty mass murduring hands in it all. Hey Mate !!! Eat Anmerican Shit! & Fall Over in it !!! Boom!

  108. Laurie Studer
    January 28, 2013

    This is pretty funny! All I can say is epic fail!

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