What if they held a gun buy back day and a gun bazaar broke out?

They offer just $200? I will pay $400, and my sister AND a camel!

They offer just $200? I will pay $400, and my sister and a mule!

That’s what happened in Seattle.

Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5,  and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks. Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.

Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.

People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards ($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

People were reportedly, at one point, jumping out of vehicles  whilst sitting in traffic – making on the spot deals with the gun buyers.

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4 responses to “What if they held a gun buy back day and a gun bazaar broke out?

  1. Peg

    Nothing like the government to get markets going! Just not QUITE in the way that the politicians imagine…..

  2. AJ

    How dare you try to hold royalty accountable, we’ll teach you.

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  3. Libertarian Advocate

    Seattle P.D.: Doh!

  4. D

    The free market at work – I love it.