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The Futility of Gun Turn-Ins

jchandler Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 11:44 AM
These gun "buy back" schemes are nothing more than politicians shouting, "Hey! Look at me! Look at the wonderful thing I'm doing for your safety!". Of course it is pure bull crap and is doing absolutely NOTHING for public safety. As the article points out, the criminals, the ones most likely to use a weapon in the commission of a crime, aren't going to be within a thousand yards of this nonsense. Those of us who enjoy shooting should set up shop nearby and offer $150 gift cards for the guns and then turn around and sell the good ones to others who enjoy shooting.

If you've got some clothes you don't need anymore, you can give them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. If you have an old car, you can call various organizations to take it away. And if you're in Chicago and have a gun that's burning a hole in your pocket, you can get rid of it on Saturday, no questions asked.

 

The city government has a great fondness for gun turn-in events. It's done six of them in the past six years, collecting more than 23,000 weapons. This one will be held at 23 churches, and anyone...

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