At the recent Cleveland gun
buy back turn in event, the public handed over 270 guns to the police. But Second Amendment supporters were there in force to snag some of the best of the bunch. They purchased about 100 guns, some of the most valuable of those brought to the event, for cash. There were at least two local groups of gun rights supporters present — Ohio Carry, and OhioCCW.org, which paid for the billboard truck shown in the photograph above . . .
Some local news organizations downplayed the private purchasers. In some instances, impromptu auctions took place as there were several buyers bidding for the best guns offered for sale.
It was all fairly well organized and most every buyer had a change to approach any vehicle. If it was something they really wanted, nobody was there keeping them from paying a fair price for it. Many sellers received well over their expected $100/$200 in value, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If people want to be completely “fair” about things they should hold an open auction for every item that shows up instead of handing out numbers to take advantage of the sellers. All in all it was a very good showing from well-meaning and respectably dressed firearms rights supporters. Many innocent firearms were saved from a fiery demise.
At least one firearm, a Ruger Redhawk, was bid up from $100 to $400.
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