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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 05:51 PM

Turn your gun in and have a free pizza

https://www.wthr.com/article/indy-pizza-shop-wants-to-offer-free-pizza-for-guns
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A local pizza shop is planning a new promotion to help keep their northeast side neighborhood safe.

The owner of D&C Pizza near 38th & Sherman wants to offer a free extra-large pizza to anyone who turns in a gun from off the streets.

He says there will be no questions asked, and the guns they collect will then be turned in to police.

"If a person can turn in a gun, that's one less gun we've got on the streets," said Donald Dancy of D&C Pizza. "I know it's wrong or whatever - whatever they might have done with the gun, a crime or whatever - but that's still one less gun that I could save a life....If everybody gets together, we can solve it, but it's going to take more than a lot of people besides me. If I even got it going, I still need people to help me regardless. Because it's bad out here."

The plan still needs approval from police before the restaurant will start offering the deal.

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Reply Turn your gun in and have a free pizza (Original post)
malaise Aug 2016 OP
friendly_iconoclast Aug 2016 #1
hunter Aug 2016 #6
friendly_iconoclast Aug 2016 #11
MattP Aug 2016 #2
malaise Aug 2016 #3
Travis_0004 Aug 2016 #4
JonathanRackham Aug 2016 #5
jmg257 Aug 2016 #7
sarisataka Aug 2016 #8
Red Mountain Aug 2016 #9
friendly_iconoclast Aug 2016 #10
sarisataka Aug 2016 #12
jmg257 Aug 2016 #13
Lee-Lee Aug 2016 #14

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 06:07 PM

1. No questions asked? What a great way to dispose of guns used in crime!

Plus, free dinner...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:26 PM

6. He's planning on handing them over to the police.

That's a tad bit better than criminals selling them to strangers who are also criminals.

Unfortunately the police will probably keep or sell the nicer guns.

I think the only good gun is a dead gun.

If I was doing this I'd kill each gun I got, turn it into some kind of art to decorate my pizza place with.

How cool would that be, to serve pizzas at a counter built from dead guns?

You could get a real Chicago Pizza Al Capone vibe going...

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Response to hunter (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:24 PM

11. "(T)he police will probably keep or sell the nicer guns." And keep others as "throwdowns", to be...

...planted on suspects when 'necessary'.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 06:09 PM

2. I got my dad to turn in all 4 of his and got 200 dollars in grocery cards

A couple years ago

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Response to MattP (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 06:11 PM

3. Very cool

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Response to MattP (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 06:37 PM

4. I love gun buybacks

 

I've had people give me rusted pos guns that aren't worth their weight in scrap value. Just wait a year or so for a gun buy back and somebody gives me 100 bucks for a gun that hasn't been capable of firing since the 80's. I turned in 3 last year and bought a nice shotgun with the money.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:18 PM

5. Gun dealer without a FFL.

Hope they checked with the ATF.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:41 PM

7. That'd be awesome... About $3 a gun, weed

Through the haul looking for
Keepers.

Hmmm.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:56 PM

8. This will be a dilemma

I'm sure there are many folks who would like to support this business. However some of them have the vividly described how they would flee in Terror without paying at the sight of a gun. Yet here is a business that will be inviting people to bring guns in.

My concern would be mostly who is handling them. I would be rather nervous at the thought of an untrained 18 year old behind the counter taking possession of a gun a person just walks in and hands to them. The chance of a negligent discharge is much greater than the usual fear-inducing scenario.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 08:19 PM

9. Versus this unusual fear-inducing scenario

LOL.....if you don't like it just say so.

I'm sure they'll set up the usual sand-bagged checkout counter with welded on armor plate that we see in all the states with loose concealed carry laws.

My goodness.......I'm sure they've contacted their insurance company to make sure they are covered to run a free food/gun buyback promotion. Can't do it without insurance!

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:20 PM

10. Just like in Vermont-every creamery and microbrewery looks like the Berlin Wall.

f_i turns <SARCASM MODE> switch to <OFF>...

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:28 PM

12. Honestly

I really have no issue with buybacks. I think they are a colossal waste of money and as pointed out, police often resell working guns to the public. But if someone wants to raise funds and conduct one, go for it.

I just find it strange how folks are so afraid a gun will suddenly fire itself from a holster or the person carrying it will just snap and kill everyone in sight have no issue with the staff working at a pizza place collecting guns and tossing them into a box. Nope, no chance of mishandling there...

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:32 PM

13. People carrying guns into a pizza place?! Wow - we could all dine and dash!

Its an obvious trigger for the paranoid - yep.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 11:04 PM

14. Dealing in firearms without a license is a federal felony

 

And a business that is receiving firearms in exchange for money or goods- even pizza- is clearly doing that.

Gun buy backs are a collassal waste that generally only give criminals a way to ditch crime guns without them coming back to them, let people dump trash guns that don't work, or end up badly ripping off people who don't know better by giving them pennies on the dollar for guns worth far more if they took them to a legitimate dealer- usually ripping off poor people who really could have used the money.

Plus, give how few firearms are ever used in a crime the number of guns sheer number that would have to be bought back before you statistically prevent one crime would be a HUGE number, making the cost one of the worst possible ways to spend money to prevent crime.

All gun buy backs do is make people who can't do math or understand statistics wrongfully think they are doing accomplishing anything and give politicians meaningless photo ops to act like they are doing something.

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