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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bensalem Gun Buyback (video)

Despite police harassment the champions of liberty saved many guns from destruction at the Bensalem, PA gun buyback. This happened on February 16, 2013 in Bucks County near Philadelphia.

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  1. “(Buybacks) make people feel good, but they do nothing to reduce violence on the street,” said Joe Clure, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. “The reality of the matter is gun buybacks are doing zero percent for public safety.”

    Researchers who have evaluated gun-control strategies say buybacks, despite their popularity, are among the least-effective ways to reduce gun violence. They say targeted police patrols, intervention efforts with known criminals and, to a lesser extent, tougher gun laws all work better than buybacks.

    “They make for good photo images,” said Michael Scott, director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, based at the University of Wisconsin’s law school. “But gun-buyback programs recover such a small percentage of guns that it’s not likely to make much impact.”

    The biggest weakness of buybacks, he said, is the firearms they usually collect are insignificant when measured against the arsenal in the hands of American citizens. The government estimates there are more than 310 million guns in America today, nearly enough to arm every man, woman and child in the country.

    Scott said buyback programs tend to attract the people least likely to commit crimes and to retrieve guns least likely to be used in crimes. Violent criminals steer clear of buyback programs unless they’re trying to make some quick cash by selling a weapon they don’t want anymore, he said.