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Old 05-11-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Portland police gift cards for guns

Police will give you a gift card in exchange for a gun | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

If you bring cash you just might get the pick of the litter, and save a perfectly good gun from being melted and mounted on the wall with some shameful anti gun rhetoric.
 
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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WOW lots of miss informed people in the comment section. I was there today I traded a POS pre war Spanish 25 auto with no safety that could barely be cycled for $100.00 in Safeway gift cards. The pistol in good condition showed $50.00 on auction sites.

There were no crime guns turned in since the average age of the people there was about 60 and 3/4 of them looked pretty well heeled. I know all the cars in the parking lot were pretty nice. I saw a few nice firearms being turned in but the majority were bad condition .22's and Mil surps. And something worng with them pistols like mine.

I saw maybe a dozen firearms being bought during the time I was there and the vantage point I had. I spent the first half hour in line talking the two guys in front of me into selling to the buyer there 3 rifles a French MAS bolt action a Mauser 98 and an Enfield.

The AR-15 and the Glock that were turned in were almost surely plants by Ceasefire of Oregon who put on the event.

The only tax money I saw being spent was on the Cops wages and the two or three police vehicles there. The gift cards came from Safeway and Freddys and were donated.

Nice or valuable firearms I saw go to the table were:

1890 Winchester Pump with a Marbles or Lyman tang sight.
Mossberg or Savage WWII era Target rifle with a Redfield type peep sight
A Universal or Plainfield M1 Carbine


Red Ryder BB guns were the most common single things I saw. As were OLD no name Saturday night special handguns and old .32 and .38 break top Iver Johnson type handguns.

the line was about 2 hours long and I would guess they would have come pretty close to having enough cards for the guns being turned in.

I saw ONE FIREARM that should have been taken off the street as it was a Federal Felony. It was a chopped down bolt action .22 rifle with about a 6" barrel and no butt stock at all.

three of the guys around me were doing the same thing I was and turning a worthless POS pistol into profit. A Jennings .22 that was so loose you could almost rock the slide off it. Another with a cracked frame and a Lorin .25ACP which are known to be total POS.

The only thing I saw TV cameras on was when the AR-15 was turned in.

Next time I go with a grand in my pocket and a buying attitude.
 
Old 05-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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We got two rusted out long guns from a lady who didn't want to stand in line for $20, which I then stood in line and flipped for $150 in gift cards for groceries and ammo.

Most of the stuff going in was garbage. We made a few offers and picked up an item or two. It was a little frustrating watching people walk by with stuff to be destroyed, but we had a good time.
 
Old 05-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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WOW lots of miss informed people in the comment section. I was there today I traded a POS pre war Spanish 25 auto with no safety that could barely be cycled for $100.00 in Safeway gift cards. The pistol in good condition showed $50.00 on auction sites.
How come they gave you $100 in gift cards, when the site above says they were giving $10 for pistols? *confused*
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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How come they gave you $100 in gift cards, when the site above says they were giving $10 for pistols? *confused*
real simple like always the Media has it wrong.

The Pay scale was as follows

For full value firearm must be working condition


Handgun $100.00
Rifle / Shotgun $75.00
Assault Weapon $150.00
Magazine with a cap of 50rds and above $25.00
Air rifle/handgun $10.00



Safeway or Fred Meyer cards "sellers" choice (at least until they ran out of one or the other I assume)
 
Old 05-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that the firearms turned in go towards some statistic of deadly weapons getting cleaned off the streets. That will surely be used agents us.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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Keep in mind that the firearms turned in go towards some statistic of deadly weapons getting cleaned off the streets. That will surely be used agents us.
Yes they will in fact create favorable statistic's. But as the Police Sgt that was there said he's never seen a gun come to one of these events he thought was actually coming off the street. They came out of old ladies closets and the corner of the attic for the most part. or like 5 of the guns around me in line where damaged or unsafe and not worth fixing. Two Jennings .22 or .25 autos both with loose slides, A Lorcin .25 that had a cracked frame, A no name .32Long break top revolver that was rusty in the cyl and barrel, A T/C hawkin that had a rusted out barrel, A bolt action .22 the old woman said shot wildly so bad they were afraid it could hurt someone, I also saw two Cheap Saturday night special type revolvers the kind that you used to see for sale at gun shows in the 70's and 80's for under $30.00 unsafe to fire when new.

The Saturday night specials the old woman had looked similar to this fine POS



If CFO getting to tout that they got 500 (actually more like 485) dangerous weapons off the street in trade for Thousands of Dollars of gift cards so what.

So far this year The number of replacement firearms is so far past that 500 doesn't even become enough to show a percentage.
Between Jan and Nov of 2012 222,795 checks wear run through NCIS here in Oregon.

500 guns is .2% of that number. SO if we guess that half the 222,795 were new guns. We added 222,295 more then they got.

I call that a MONSTER MEGA BLOW OUT

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