Why would I want to no longer have guns in my home? People have different reasons for wanting to get rid of unwanted firearms. For example: - They may have been obtained for hunting, but the owner no longer hunts. - They may have been obtained for home defense, but the owner now lives in a more secure facility. - They may have been part of a collection that is no longer of interest to the owner. - The owner may no longer be able to use or maintain them properly. - The owner may not have secure storage for them. NOTE: All firearms in the home should always be secured to prevent unauthorized access.
What are my options for divesting guns? - Please give or sell them to a friend or relative who will appreciate them! Or put a for-sale ad in the paper. If the guns are locally registered, ownership and registration must be transferred. Local police can advise what is required. - Sell them to a gun dealer. Make sure the guns are unloaded before transporting. - Ask Gatling Gun Rescue™ to come to your home and safely remove all guns, ammunition and other unwanted firearms paraphernalia.
Why should I use Gatling? We support gun ownership and will help find a new home for your gun where it will be properly maintained and securely stored.
Will Gatling pay for my guns? No. Gatling Gun Rescue is not a gun dealer or part of a gun buy-back program. We are seeking 501(c)3 tax classification so we can soon provide a receipt for use in filing for a tax deduction.
What does Gatling do with the guns?. 1. We check the serial number to verify the gun has not been stolen sometime in the past. 2 We have our gunsmiths check each gun to make sure it is in safe working order. 3. If a weapon is not safe to operate, we disassemble it down into parts that are sold in bulk to a gunsmith supply company. 4. If a weapon is safe to operate, and would be of value to a local law enforcement agency, we make them available at below-market cost. For example, many police officers are required to purchase their own weapons. 5. If a weapon is antique and a collector’s item, we will seek to place it with a museum or collector. 6. If a weapon is safe to operate, but not needed by law enforcement, we will seek to sell it through a federally-licensed gun dealer.
Is there any charge for gun rescue by Gatling? No. This is a free service financed in part through the legal sale of salvaged gun parts.
Is Gatling Gun Rescue Service™ a gun maker? No. We adopted the name of a brand of rapid-fire weapon invented during the Civil War. The inventor, Dr. Richard Gatling, thought his gun would help end warfare.
Is Gatling Gun Rescue a gun dealer or government agency? No. We are a private service, do not have a retail storefront or buy and sell guns to the public. We offer a safe and secure removal service for people who have firearms they no longer want or need.