Gun Buyback Programs Actually Benefit Criminals

Posted on Thu 06/04/2009 by


(The following is one person’s opinion, we welcome your comments.)

To those of you who allow your ideology regarding gun control to overrule your common sense, the scenario I am about to present will seem a bit farfetched.
Those of you capable of rational thought will feel otherwise.

Allow us to consider a typical gun buyback program in an U.S. town or city:

The news media will make announcements that the local police department will be handing out gift cards to dining establishments, retail shops, whatever, for any firearm a citizen turns into the police, no questions asked.

Usually, the rationale behind these programs is explained as  being a way of reducing the number of guns that could be stolen and used in a crime, and/or as a means of preventing accidental shooting deaths.

The question remains, do programs such as these really accomplish their purpose?
Let’s think about in in depth.

First, let’s tackle the reduction…Read the rest of this entry