New York gun “buybacks” are an exercise in propaganda. Academic studies show no reduction of suicides and a slight crime increase.
A working paper published in May of 2021 confirms turn-in of guns to the police for money (buyback) events do not reduce suicides or homicides. They temporarily increase crime committed with guns.
On 7 November, 2020, the second phase of the Grand Rapids gun “buyback” gun turn in shut down early. Private buyers picked up the slack, getting good guns off the street and into responsible hands.
The Grand Rapids Michigan gun “buyback” had 107 guns turned in. The event ran out of gift cards. Another event is scheduled for 7 November, 2020.
Grand Rapids Michigan is planning two gun turn-in events for October 24 and November 7. They can be opportunities to obtain some cheap, good, guns.
The hypocrisy would be stunning were it not so predictably routine.
Ordinary gun shows work better to provide a way for people to dispose of unwanted guns. A gun show is, in a sense, a free market version of a gun turn in or “buyback” event.
A gun turn in event in Crawfordsville, Indiana, delivers an opportunity for brave Second Amendment activists to obtain some nice guns for little money.
Utah has joined the growing list of states that forbid the destruction of valuable firearms. The law is as rational as can be.
Gun turn in events, known as ‘buybacks’ (you cannot buy back what you never owned), have become rare outside of those states which ban private sales.
Gun crimes on the rise in England and Wales. There has been a 27 percent increase through June of 2017, compared to the previous year, according to the BBC.
Hartford Connecticut had a gun turn in event on Saturday, 28 October, 2017. They have been using the Orwellian term “buy back.”
There was a gun turn in event in York, Pennsylvania. It did not attract many people. It has been reported that 36 guns were turned in.
A gun turn in event in York, Pennsylvania delivers an opportunity for brave Second Amendment activists to obtain some nice guns for little money.
In September, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law.
For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public.
The Romeoville Police Department in Illinois will be offering $60 cash for firearms turned in to them. Private purchases are difficult in Illinois.
Cleveland Police are holding a gun “buyback” on 4 December, 2016. There may be opportunities to buy guns cheap, or turn in cheap guns for a profit.
E.J. Montini expects gun owners to follow the law, but when city governments violate the law, he calls the enforcement of the law “bullying”.
Functioning guns are a valuable asset that can be resold to bring funds back into our program to again get guns off the street…