Skip to comments.AZ:Did Tucson's gun buy back have a price tag?
Posted on 04/26/2013 2:21:54 AM PDT by marktwain
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Gun activist Ken Rineer says Tucson's January 8th gun buy back was a waste of taxpayer money.
He says the 45 officers who worked at the event and who took the guns to be destroyed, cost the taxpayers nearly $10,000.
"We used over 40 officers to take care of a 'turn-in' that realized no benefit," he says.
He was able to get a copy of the Tucson Police Department's Special Operation's Plan for the Ward 6 Gun Buy Back.
The plan outlines the purpose, mission and areas of operations. It also assigns officers to various tasks and concludes with a wrap up of the event.
At the end, it estimates the cost at $9,910.
Rineer uses that figure to tally the taxpayer cost.
"I would prefer law enforcement do law enforcement," he says. "Not baby sitting a bunch of people standing in line to turn in a firearm."
Link to first hand account of Tucson gun turn in (buyback)
(Excerpt) Read more at tucsonnewsnow.com ...
None of the guns turned in were previously owned by the government.
Has there ever been an illegal drug buyback?
A good start along the road to self awareness by the police.
Now...when will they turn to their East German revival roadblocks?