Advertisement
Home » The Water Cooler – Should Local Law Enforcement Agencies Hold Gun Buyback Events?

The Water Cooler – Should Local Law Enforcement Agencies Hold Gun Buyback Events?

by CLAYCORD.com
37 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Advertisement

QUESTION: Do you think local law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County should hold gun buyback events, where agencies would give gun owners $100 gift cards in exchange for firearms, with no questions asked?

Talk about it.

37 comments


Roz September 5, 2023 - 12:02 PM - 12:02 PM

No.

31
3
Old Timer September 5, 2023 - 12:28 PM - 12:28 PM

It’s a waste of time.The only guns being turned in will probably never make it on the street anyway.You can bet the criminals aren’t turning there’s in.

36
9
S September 5, 2023 - 12:31 PM - 12:31 PM

No

32
3
Exit 12A September 5, 2023 - 12:32 PM - 12:32 PM

.
No.
.
Unwanted firearms should be donated or sold to law abiding US citizens.
.

32
4
Lou September 5, 2023 - 12:38 PM - 12:38 PM

They don’t have enough money to buy my BBGun. The answer is NO.

30
4
Yoyohop September 5, 2023 - 12:39 PM - 12:39 PM

Only if the police also have guns for sale, so the program can run at no cost to the tax payer.

It would be a good opportunity for law abiding citizens to meet their local law enforcement and vice versa.

Any repeat criminal would be weary of buying a gun from the police that arrested them.

27
3
Concord Guy September 5, 2023 - 12:44 PM - 12:44 PM

The fewer guns out there, the safer we all will be. Including our children.

Gun buyback events are a great idea.

11
72
Nicky B. September 5, 2023 - 1:16 PM - 1:16 PM

Thank you Concord Guy for posting your feedback. I believe in gun buybacks no matter how small or useless others may think it is – it is still baby steps in the right direction.

8
55
Dr. Jellyfinger September 5, 2023 - 5:02 PM - 5:02 PM

Every murder victim’s famous last words “I wish I had a gun”

22
3
Original G September 5, 2023 - 9:07 PM - 9:07 PM

While Police are on their way,
that restraining order will protect you.

12
1
Rollo Tomasi September 5, 2023 - 3:14 PM - 3:14 PM

This might shock you, but my ownership of firearms has ZERO impact on your safety.

Freedom isn’t safe, nor is it designed that way.

20
1
Ricardoh September 5, 2023 - 1:27 PM - 1:27 PM

Don’t think they are buying many street guns. I think it’s a waste. The way things are going in our country I would advise they learn how to use them.

28
4
domo September 5, 2023 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

No…. do they think perps are going to trade in their illegal firearms… or if they’re a felon they’ll turn them in? …. waste of time and our tax dollars

32
1
Concord Guy September 5, 2023 - 3:08 PM - 3:08 PM

Legally owned guns often get in the hands of bad actors. Residential and automobile burglaries happen all the time.

4
19
Undisputed truth September 6, 2023 - 4:48 PM - 4:48 PM

That’s why there’s items called bolted down safes, burglar alarms and having good neighbors. Bottom line; you are responsible for your own safety.

Dr. Jellyfinger September 5, 2023 - 1:44 PM - 1:44 PM

Who is providing the cash?
If that’s my tax dollars they’re flushing down the toilet, then the answer is “NO”.
If the money is being donated by lefty activist individuals & anti 2A companies then go ahead. Waste all their money and leave ’em defenseless.

27
2
Vietnam Vet September 5, 2023 - 2:08 PM - 2:08 PM

Will they pay fair market value? I have a Vietnam era M-16 that’s worth over $15,000, and I don’t want it anymore, but I can’t legally sell it in California.

10
2
james September 5, 2023 - 2:19 PM - 2:19 PM

Of course there should be firearms buy backs. It’s 100% voluntary. There’s zero downside, everything to gain, nothing to lose, the usual comments here notwithstanding. As a matter of fact I turned in one of my dad’s old rifles. Me and two of his brothers divided up the rest.

2
23
CJRN September 5, 2023 - 11:09 PM - 11:09 PM

Nothing to lose, except for OUR tax dollars.
You just gave the reason that these “buy backs” are a bad idea. People turning in crap guns (that probably don’t work anyway) for the taxpayer’s money. I doubt seriously that you would use that gun in the commission of a crime.
Gun buy-back programs do little to get guns off the streets.

12
2
james September 7, 2023 - 9:14 AM - 9:14 AM

Wrong again. It was a safe and perfectly functioning rifle, but as an unremarkable single shot we decided to turn it in.

1
3
Pepe September 5, 2023 - 2:34 PM - 2:34 PM

If you really look at the guns that people turn in, they are mostly old, broken and nonworking. Alot of people turn in their junk old guns and take the money to buy a new one. If our Politicians really wanted to stop violent criminals from using guns they would catch them, prosecute them and throw them in prison and keep them there. But it is easier to blame a gun. An inanimate object that needs a human to operate it.

14
3
Angry American September 5, 2023 - 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

once again your tax dollars at work.
guns legally purchased
2021 18.5 mil.
2022 16.2 mil.
2023 14.2 mil so far.
not to mention all the registered and unregistered from years before as well as the ones passed down through family. not even a blip on the radar screen of guns out there. Sorry “Nicky B” babies take bigger steps than that.
give it up and go after the bad guys.

11
5
Rollo Tomasi September 5, 2023 - 3:13 PM - 3:13 PM

No, not if one penny of taxpayer funds are used. If not, they should make the firearms they buy available for purchase by others.

12
2
Abe September 5, 2023 - 3:40 PM - 3:40 PM

No, buybacks do little or no good.

If you don’t want a gun you own, sell it to a legal gun dealer.

12
3
Bean Burner September 5, 2023 - 5:02 PM - 5:02 PM

I hope so! Our scout group has a bunch of decrepit rifles. We’d love to sell them and put that money towards newer models!

S September 5, 2023 - 6:27 PM - 6:27 PM

NOOOooo…
decrepit guns could be of value… don’t under estimate… have them appraised… they could bring u a pretty penny… then get them scouts some guality firearms…..

Dewey’s Mom, September 8, 2023 - 2:57 PM - 2:57 PM

Absolutely not!

Dewey’s Mom, September 8, 2023 - 2:57 PM - 2:57 PM

Oh good, newer models!

THE BLACK KNIGHT September 5, 2023 - 5:54 PM - 5:54 PM

No, they need to do away with these “gun buyback” events. It’s also a dumb name! They really aren’t “gun buybacks” unless they were previously owned by the police agency holding the event, or perhaps previously owned by the government at-large, if you want to be generous in defining the event. More appropriately, it’s a money for gun exchange. Stand next to the line and offer individuals more for the firearms, if they’re worth more, than what the police agency is paying, and do a lawful exchange, purchase, and transfer. This reminds me of cash for clunkers, where cars that were fully functional, and in some cases rare and/or valuable, were destroyed for money at the expense of taxpayers.

19
2
Jeff (the other one) September 5, 2023 - 6:19 PM - 6:19 PM

depends, can we use it to trade up, too? Sell a gun we know longer want to purchase a used gun we would want, maybe even treat the one gun as having trade-in value. I opine these “gun buy backs” are little more than a stunt to make somebody feel like they did something nice. More people are killed by fentanyl (500% more) than guns annually, perhaps they should hold a fentanyl buy back.

14
2
American Citizen September 6, 2023 - 10:56 AM - 10:56 AM

It never ceases to amaze me how many people will trade their constitutional rights to self defense for a Wal-Mart gift card. Millions of people all over the world would do anything to get the rights to self protection that we have here.

6
6
Angry American September 6, 2023 - 12:32 PM - 12:32 PM

Take your unwanted guns to gun stores and put them on consignment then use the money to donate to a charity if it makes you feel good otherwise stop wasting resources. Nothing more than the want of a feel good headline here for frightened folks.

8
5
1791 September 6, 2023 - 2:58 PM - 2:58 PM

There’s no such animal as a law enforcement or government agency “gun buyback”.

If law enforcement held a purchase event and payed $100.00 (gift card) for ANY firearm, they would collect many .22 rifles originally sold for $59.00 in 1975 at Sears or Montgomery Ward. Good for them. If you’re stupid enough to sell your personal protection equipment to law enforcement, I say go for it! It’s just one more step toward the de-balling of America that the left has been pushing for over 100 years.

5
1
Angry American September 6, 2023 - 4:51 PM - 4:51 PM

“Hear hear,”

5
3
Chicken Little September 6, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

I have seen exactly ZERO evidence that gun “buybacks” reduce gun violence in any meaningful way. So, no.

caskyudiver September 7, 2023 - 8:09 AM - 8:09 AM

No. And they are not buying anything “back”…wasn’t theirs in the first place.

Dewey’s Mom, September 8, 2023 - 2:43 PM - 2:43 PM

Absolutely not!


Comments are closed.

Advertisement

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Latest News

© Copyright 2023 Claycord News & Talk