Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gun Buy Back Programs
There have been a number of “Gun Buy Back” programs sponsored by various churches and government units.
There is no evidence based on such research as is “reliable and valid” and with a “high level of confidence” (If, and only if, you do not know the meaning of those term, look them up!) that would support any position that such programs reduce the criminal misuse of guns.
There are some “hints” that some have sold “junk guns” to obtain money to obtain modern firearms. Since such “buy back programs” do not ask for ID, there is no way to determine if any of those sellers were or become such criminal mis-users.
The question also arises: “Are the gun buyers in violation of those laws, regulations and rules which must be obeyed by gun stores?”.