Gun Buy Back Purchases...
From Illinois Carry, this little story from July of 2007. How much of it is true and how much is embellishment, we don't know. For certain, the alleged $300 bonus and vacation day for each gun is an urban legend, and some of the gratuitous swipes at the cops working the "turn-in" are unwarranted. But they've got the before and after pictures or some seventeen pieces of crap guns and the seventeen $100 Visa cards, so it looks like it checks out:
He took all ten, including the starter pistol, as real guns. Not my problem that he gave us $100 for that starter pistol. He was just glad and happy I could show him empty cylinders, as he was initially taking about two or more minutes per gun to check them (until I started fumbling and sweeping) and there were lots of folks waiting outside.
They gave me my ten credit cards and thanked me profusely, falling all over themselves to tell me what a great thing I was doing and I reciprocated, encouraging them to do it again!. I stuffed the envelopes into my back pocket after folding them.
- So, Guns Save Life ended up netting $1700 worth of MasterCards from the event. The club is in the process of selling some of the cards to members for cash and five of the cards are going to be spent at Darrell’s Custom Guns in Cayuga, IN for two CZ bolt-action .22s to be given away to two lucky kids participating in the NRA Youth Shooting Camp coming up over the first weekend in August. The rest of the money (and then some) will be spent purchasing ammo for the kids to use during the camp. The camp, located in Bloomington at Darnall’s, is the longest running NRA Youth Shooting Camp in the nation.
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