“New Yorkers with guns will soon have more ways to make a quick buck.” Now that’s funny. Even the anti-gunners at nydailynews.com have come to the realization that gun buybacks are nothing more than security theater. Despite the media’s increasing ennui with the “if we take one gun off the street it’s worth it” routine, the Big Apple’s going all-in. “The NYPD is expected to roll out 10 gun buyback events across the city later this year — part of a new $300,000 plan aimed at reducing the amount of shootings throughout the five boroughs.” Yes, well, early adopter Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes admits that young criminals aren’t the program’s target audience. He told the News that the latest “cash for broken ass guns” initiative is aimed at enticing older residents to hand in firearms hidden in their homes or in cars. “It’s about getting guns out of locations where bad people can steal them.” Either that or . . .
generating sound bites for perfidious politicians while adding to police pension fund totals. And if you want still more evidence that gun buybacks have jumped the shark, check this from gunwatch.blogspot.com re: Racine Wisconsin’s efforts in that regard.
About as many people turned up to buy firearms as turned up to turn them in.
A total of 77 guns were turned in, with many of them being BB guns.
About 50 people turned up to buy any guns that were worth more than the gift cards offered by the turn in organizers. It is very common for people turning in guns to bring two or more guns to be turned in.
The turn in organizers had $2,500 left over to purchase more firearms. It will be used at some future event.
I’m thinking the funds would be best spent creating an “adopt a gun” event. No?