Common sense is breaking out... at gun buybacks???
First, Weerd finds this story at DOOT about an honest-to-goodness STG44 being rescued from a buyback. The police saw the STG, realized what it was and what it was worth, especially the historical significance, and spared it from the smelter. Thirdpower questions whether the ATF will go after the woman who turned it in, which is an entire valid question. Simply put, this woman was committing a Federal felony by possessing an unregistered machine gun.
Secondly, I saw this story whereby a WWII bringback Arisaka - complete with bayonet - was rescued from the recent gun buyback in Worcester, MA. Rather than submit the Arisaka to be destroyed, they are going to look into donating it to a museum. Here's the kicker: They were offering a $25 gift card and a flu shot for long arms. Someone turned in a piece of history for $25 - but fortunately someone recognized the significant and importance of the rifle and spared it from becoming a flippin' manhole cover.
Common sense may be on life support and fading, but it's not dead yet...
That is all.