Baltimore gun ‘buyback’ campaign rakes in the junk (PHOTOS)
By Chris Eger
A three-day “no questions asked” event sponsored by the Baltimore Police Department offering to purchase guns from private city residents turned up 500 “guns” so far.
BPD offered a sliding scale for guns brought in to the event, ranging from $100 to $500 with another $25 offered for each magazine. From the looks of it, some looking to offload low-end, old, or broken firearms got better than market value at the department’s expense.
Photos released by the City show lots of break-top early 20th Century revolvers, single-shot shotguns, mass-produced .22LR plinkers made in the days when Montgomery Ward and Western Auto sold them via mail order, and a steady sprinkling of zinc-alloy jam-a-matics. In short, the bargain table (or maybe trash bin) at your local gun show.
Check it out:
Keep in mind BPD was offering $200 for semi-autos, with no variance between pistols and rifles
Willing to bet those are not original cap-and-ball Colts…
Most of these look like wall hangers from Cracker Barrel. Hopefully, there are no Peter Hofer sidelocks hidden in the bunch.
Remember, semi-autos: $200
Was Omar from Baltimore?
An inert AT4 field handling trainer— complete with the yellow band that denotes its use as such– garnered big news headlines on its own (e.g.Source: Guns.com