This is so typical that it really needs to be pointed out more.
And if anyone is ready, willing and able to elucidate the obvious, it’s me.
A gun “buyback” program run by the police were giving people $75 per gun. These programs really steam me off. All they accomplish is to take grandpa’s Garand and turn it into razor blades and tooth picks.
From the article,
Equally unlikely, said Sessions, who assisted the foundation with its guns buyback for nine years, is the notion that gang members would be among those turning in guns.
“They really would like to see the gangs turn in the guns,” Sessions said. “And I tell them, ‘Keep wishing that.’ But it’s not going to happen.”
Gang members, first of all, want to hold onto their guns because “a gun means power. And two, they see us, the police, and they say ‘We don’t want to be caught with a gun.’
Yes, you’re not getting gangbanger guns, but there’s an overriding reason they don’t mention. Illegal guns cost more than legal guns. I mean, I’ve never bought or sold an illegal gun, but that’s just elementary.
So they bought a bunch of grandpa’s squirrel and military guns and got absolutely no gangbangers’ guns and we see this.
Saturday’s collection was deemed a success as 244 firearms were collected along with a crossbow.
A “success”? How can you call that a success?
All weapons collected are melted down.
Oh right, you’re not anti-crime, you’re just afraid of guns.
At least there were people on the streets trying to buy them for $80-$150 and the cops said it was fine, so we have that going for us.
Via Say Uncle, who seems like a nice guy even if he does like Glocks.
Post needs a gun. Hmmm, what haven’t I posted lately?
Two guns I hope never get melted down. My .500 S&W and my Wildey in .475 Wildey magnum.
My will includes who gets my guns. My family would sell them all for $25 so long as they were melted down. I really don’t want to have to think about that, Hell will be bad enough.