Police Selling Guns From Buyback Program
St. Charles Police Chief James Lamkin
ST. CHARLES, Illinois May 31 (UPI)
A police department in the Chicago suburbs said some of the guns obtained from a buyback program will be sold to a pair of licensed dealers.
St. Charles Police Chief James Lamkin said about 20 firearms obtained through a gun buyback program and seized by courts will be sold to the dealers, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
"There's value in these guns," Lamkin said. "They're not illegal guns. Quite honestly, it's a bottom line for us."
Most other area departments, including the Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police, destroy the guns obtained through buybacks.
"There are individuals who will say, why not simply destroy them?" St. Charles Mayor Raymond Rogina said. "But when that happens, there will be someone saying that's taxpayer dollars [at stake] and you're throwing it away."
And here I was all this time thinking the whole idea behind a Police-sponsored gun buyback scheme was to get guns off the streets and out of circulation??? Why have a buyback if all you're going to do is turn around and re-sell the guns all over again? Come to think of it, why sell your gun to the cops when you can go straight to the dealer, get a better price by cutting out the middle man?
This is how people are conditioned to think in the People's Republic of Illinois - you do what The Man says. The Man says you sell your guns to him - never in a million years would the subjects-I-mean-citizenry of Illinois ever DREAM of selling to a licensed gun dealer - they probably need some kind of permit or license to do THAT even - and Heaven forbid they actually throw their gun in trunk of their car and drive down the road with it. Sheesh . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS