John Horgan

Gun buybacks are all the rage. They tend to proliferate in the wake of disturbing mass shootings and, tragically, the nation has had more than its share.

The gun purchases, organized and handled by local law enforcement agencies, receive gobs of favorable media coverage.

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(2) comments

Terence Y

Mr. Horgan – gun buybacks serve another purpose for law-abiding gun owners… Sell the gun(s) you no longer want and with the proceeds, buy a new one you do want. I'm betting many gun owners do a "swap" than give up all their guns.

craigwiesner

Thanks for keeping us all thinking! I know people who have turned unwanted guns in and the buybacks are a great opportunity to do that. If a buyback saves a single life, I think it is worth it. Voluntary, relatively cheap, and convenient. Why not?

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