Skip to comments.OH:Buying back guns is strictly business
Posted on 06/23/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT by marktwain
he Cleveland Police Department held its annual gun buyback over the weekend, swapping gift cards for certain types of firearms. Opponents say such programs waste taxpayer dollars and destroy desirable weapons. And as WKSUs Kabir Bhatia reports, in many cases it comes down to a matter of economics.
Effectiveness Gun advocates have become increasingly critical of buybacks. And in Arizona, lawmakers last month passed a law forbidding police from destroying guns obtained in such programs. Instead, they have to be sold to federally licensed dealers.
Some researchers question the effectiveness of buybacks in fighting gun violence. A study from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing at the University of Wisconsin says the people attracted to buybacks are usually the least likely to commit crimes.
Instead, the study says increased police patrols, intervention with known felons and tougher gun laws are more effective.
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They make it sound as though criminals aren't giving up their guns for a hundred dollar Walmart gift card or free bag of groceries. LOL!
I’ve long suspected the buyback programs don’t actually destroy desirable weapons, but rather they end up in the homes and collections of politicians and police chiefs.