Bill to ban gun buy-backs in North Dakota

FARGO — A bill to ban gun buyback programs funded by tax dollars cruised through the North Dakota House but has drawn flak from national gun-control advocates.

House Bill 1381, which passed the House 66-26 Feb. 19 and now is being considered by the Senate, would ban gun buyback programs conducted by state agencies or local governments, as well as buybacks funded by taxpayer dollars.

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4 Responses to Bill to ban gun buy-backs in North Dakota

  1. crazyeighter says:

    Make those private non-profit anti-gun agencies put their money where their mouth is.

    Also bust them when they don’t involve a dealer FFL in the process. “I’ll need your name and address and ID, then you’ll get your $50 gift… Where’d he go?”

  2. anonymous says:

    I don’t think buy backs need to be banned. Some people inherit firearms from dead relatives and don’t have an interest in them. If they don’t know any ‘gunnies’, they are worried about having them fall in wrong hands. So they decide to sell them to the state – its their business.

    Some say those lines are a great place to find some bargains. The amount of money given is often very small, and savvy gun buyers ‘shop the line’ and offer more money then the amount at the head of the line. Win-win as far as I’m concerned.

    • Wirecutter says:

      The thing is, most if not all of those gov’t buybacks result in those guns being destroyed, many of them classic, valuable firearms and that kills me.
      There’s plenty of alternatives in most states. When my dad died, I got one of his guns that meant something to me and Mom sold the rest – some to a guy in her church and the rest she took down to a gun shop to sell on consignment. She got several thousand dollars out of the deal rather than a couple hundred or some crappy gift cards. She wasn’t a gun person but she used common sense when she wanted to unload them.

      • anonymous says:

        I had not considered that point – destroying historical / rare models of firearms is wrong, I’ll agree. Sentimental value and life long gun owners – now there’s a love that won’t die.

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