Why Does Rochester NY Councilwoman Scott Continue Promoting Failed Gun Buy Backs

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Why Does Rochester NY Councilwoman Scott Continue Promoting Failed Gun Buy Backs
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York –-(Ammoland.com)- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to comment on Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott’s promotion of a so-called “gun buyback” program.

On October 13th 2015 the Observer ran a story titled, “NYPD Deputy Commissioner: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work for NYC” which quoted NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Collaborative Policing Susan Herman telling a crowd of antigun advocates an an event at Hunter College that such turn-in programs have “minimal impact.”

The Observer further noted that New York City Public Advocate Letitia James was quick to back up Ms. Herman’s assertions stating, “I’ve been involved in gun buybacks for ten years. Most of the guns that we’ve been able to recover are guns that are owned by grandmothers and great-grandmothers.”

Knowing this New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is curious as to what Councilwoman Scott actually hopes to accomplish with this turn-in program?

“Nonsense such as this, along with Mayor Warren’s support of the failed SAFE Act, are the reason the City has seen a dramatic spike in shootings this year,”NYSRPA President Tom King stated.

“Violent criminals do not take things like this seriously. Growing up in the area I know that Rochester residents deserve better from their elected officials than this.”

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The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is the state’s largest and oldest firearms advocacy organization. Since 1871, our organization has been dedicated to the preservation of Second Amendment rights, firearm safety, education and training, and the shooting sports. Our membership consists of individuals and clubs throughout the state. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization and the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York. Visit: www.nysrpa.org

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Janek
Janek
6 years ago

This woman and the government she represents never owned the guns, so how can this be a ‘buy back’? Evidently she’s using your tax money to buy your guns at a government mandated discount. In other words Rochester’s citizens are being ‘robbed’ twice if they go along with this.

tom
tom
6 years ago

Let me get this straight…. you want me to give you a $1100 rifle and a $900 pistol for 150 bucks in GIFT CARDS????. Are you crazy?? The only people more crazy is wegmans for getting involved…. God
Bless Texas

Eric
Eric
6 years ago
Reply to  tom

The are baiting ignorant wives and kids to turn their husband’s/dad’s guns in for some quick money cards. They also entice the thieves to turn in stolen weapons that havent been reported yet or not noticed yet.