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  •  It's not about getting the best value (3+ / 0-)
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    tytalus, Womantrust, glorificus

    I have no illusions that a nationwide buyback program would encourage hard core gun owners to sell their guns.

    What it could do is encourage people who own a gun but no longer want it to get rid of it, quickly and safely.  Rather than selling it to a pawnshop, or gun dealer.

    It's not a solution on its own, just part of the solution.

    Barack Obama for President

    by looty on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:27:50 PM PST

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    •  Sure, of course. (0+ / 0-)

      You can still take your gun to a law enforcement office and surrender it if you don't want it anymore.

      •  But if you got a couple of hundred bucks (2+ / 0-)
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        Womantrust, glorificus

        for doing it, it would be an incentive.

        Barack Obama for President

        by looty on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:01:12 PM PST

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        •  Buybacks will work differently for manufacturers. (0+ / 0-)

          There's no profit in stockpiling when the stockpile's only worth what it cost yiou to make it.  Add in the overhead for warehousing and inventory control, and manufacturer stockpiles actually turn into a net loss.  Go further still --- and deny them tax-writeoff benefits on illegal weapons.  Watch the supply dry up overnight....

          Proponents of gun violence own guns. Opponents of gun violence do not own guns. What part of this do you not understand?

          by Liberal Panzer on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:08:04 AM PST

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