Gun buy back

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OH JEEZ! PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUrfect!

(thanks Leo)

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Saw one a couple years ago someone turned in their grandfathers ww2 MP40 bring back… was a registered MG… got $200 gift card for a $40,000 transferable and of course it was destroyed and removed from the registry :man_facepalming:

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OK Matt,
Now I’m truly depressed. Wouldn’t be so bad if I knew it was reacquired and sitting in some collector’s safe.

Sometimes I think I love guns more than people…people (usually) just suck…is that wrong?

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That reminds me of the Buick GNX that was crushed during Obama’s Cash for Clunkers program.

Stupidity runs rampant.

I could rant on til my thumbs cramped up about the stupidity of these “buy back” programs, but I’m preaching to the choir. I cringe when I see the pictures of some of the collector guns sitting on the tables tagged for destruction.

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Seriously. Atleast donate it to a museam or something so that the history isnt lost. Virtue signaling for social media woke credits just pisses me off

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As a car guy i absolutly detested cash for clunkers. So many awesome classic cars and trucks were destroyed. It put a massive hurting on the used vehicle and parts markets

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I lost a nice Buick “GS” to the friggin’ city (NYC) because I slept in after a (12) hour shift and it was Street sweeper day, the side of the street my car was on…“my bad”…they crushed it because they said it was a dope dealers car… right… It had cragar mags, side pipes, was painted an original brown…no bling neon greens… doper car my a–. Friggin’ New york. Wipe it clean and start over.

…sorry rough start to the day
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This is from “Wiki” but pretty much same car (only in Brown)

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Sorry to hear of that. I always likes those cars. I could never live in NYC. Never. Hope your day is getting better, BTW.

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Thank you Sir, I just irks me sometimes to hear the ‘waste’ of stupid people.
Throwing out heirlooms, guns, cars (My uncle–now dead) promised me his
T-Bird ('63) “WHEN HE GOT TIRED OF IT” and he junked it because it had a couple
of dents… MORON-not the sharpest knife in the drawer (It was a TEE-BIRD dammit!), but the MP40 tale
by Matt (above) triggered the Buick memory. Actually my PTSD triggered my ‘bad day’ today
let’s blame the true culprit :tired_face:.But It’s an MP40 ! That would be awesome and to see it destroyed
The history behind that…it’s just disheartening. That Buick loss was a heartbreaker though. I know in my mind IT’s JUST A CAR. But when you baby something back from the brink, you massage the paint back to good health, Pick just the right rims and tires, THRUSH side pipes ,the way the Hurst shifter felt in my hand… and then to have that crappy city LIE to me saying they thought it was a drug dealers car…They did an unforgivable Oopsie! and didn’t have the chops to say “Sorry man, we screwed up”…No honor amongst thieves I guess …
I never did love New York never, I’m glad I’m away from there ,especially now…
Albuquerque is no great shakes but I feel free here. Wide open Mesa’s, not crammed into
tight housing, able to shoot when I want (for now)… There’s no Nirvana out there
so I’ll take my small slice of heaven in New Mexico.
Thanks again for asking Joseph

PS: I know it wasn’t on topic any of this. sorry guy’s

No easy days lately

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No, Don, I dont think you took us too far off topic, and I (and I expect most all of us) understand your frustration. It was basically the point of @leo23’s opening post. At some point, things can stop being “just a gun” or “just a car,” and they become artifacts of our history that most people agree should be preserved. It’s when they fall into idiot’s hands and get destroyed, or worse yet, when it’s institutional stupidity, (like your Buick and that MP40 fell victim to) that it gets extremely frustrating.

Actually, the MP40 was a victim of both kinds of stupidity.

If the municipalities that really want to have gun buy backs (a term I hate because it implies they sold the gun in the first place) were decent or honest they’d only do it with an expert present who could advise owners that they own a classic and it’s worth far more than the gift card they were going to get. Instead they’re happy to steal from people who don’t even know it, then destroy history (or quietly add it to their own collection).

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My son left behind a 2018 Dodge Challenger t/a. 6.4 Hemi, supercharger, 182 mph. It is in my driveway now with expired KY tags. I think it will be in probate, but I’m going to do what it takes to keep it. My neighbor recommended pinstriping a little memorial to my son on the rear fenders, and I think that’s an awesome thought. Probate or whatever, it’s getting washed, waxed, interior cleaned, oil change, blocked and covered.

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Sweet ryde Matt!

Just please make sure you get it detailed first by a reputable detailer , then get it ‘striped’
ask if the customizer has pictures of his other work or what he/she is working on now.
One of my stress re-leaving hobbies has been Detailing, I can’t paint for s— ! but I’ve seen some
really sweet rydes messed up by an inferior job of one or both ‘professionals’.
If they get ‘insulted’ by the inquiry simply walk away

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Was the gun shredded or did it end up getting diverted to a cops gun collection? The world may never know.

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they claimed it was destroyed but we all know how that goes sometimes ahem

Bulletin: The Biggest Gun Heist You Haven’t Heard About (thetrace.org)

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Does anyone seriously think that this isn’t happening at other facilities across the country. I doubt that the antique and collectable guns are in a cops collection, but I would be quite certain that they are in a politically connected persons collection. Mayor, Governor, Big time political donner, or the above mentioners family or friends.

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I’ll just say a good friend of ours who’s in the know on these issues put it this way, they “know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold em.” Just another example of how some on a modest govt. salary live, let’s say, very well.

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At this point, one can only hope that the previous owner was informed about the value of the gun they just got $200 for.

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Why would you even think that Ron?
Honestly Sir, to think any gubment ‘official’
would ‘do the right thing’ is laughable these day’s.
It reminds me of the ‘fight’ by erected politicians back in WW2
over the flag raised on ‘IWO JIMA’ It belonged to the
UNITED STATES MARINES who bought and paid for it with
their blood and lives! not to be put on some worthless Pol’s wall.

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The guys at the gun check desk at the gun shows see every gun that comes through the door. Some have made some outrageous buys and others direct sellers to their buddies. I hate seeing some widow get ripped off on her husbands WW2 Luger bring back but it has happened. AH picked it up for $75 and was bragging about it. I don’t think the people at the buy backs are any different and the police departments probably auction off high value turn ins just as they do with their evidence guns. I have seen people set up tables with signs offering more money for turn ins.

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