The local “journalists” are lauding the turnout of a Trenton gun buy back program. The program was necessary . . . for the children.
The Trenton gun buyback surpassed one in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 weapons. Mercer County residents received $25 to $250 for each firearm depending on type, condition and legality.
About $100,000 was budgeted but because of the huge turnout, the amount spent is expected to be well over double that. Some participants were given vouchers after money ran out Saturday.
Let me break this article down for you, shotgun style. When Philadelphia unleashes one of these programs, detectives – such as myself – are given the responsibility of logging in the guns and checking their status (owner, whether it was reported stolen, etc.). After doing this a few times a year for almost eight years, I can tell you with surety that nearly 80-85% of these weapons are rusted hulks like the pistol shown above . . .
Now ask yourself a question. Why would someone turn in a decent, working gun when they can either sell it to a dealer (if they’re law-abiding), or sell it to a fellow hood rat (if they’re a thug)? They wouldn’t, and that’s the point.
Now, I realize the gun buy back program is a necessary evil, but it is usually one of those feel-good plans liberals use to tell themselves they’re making a difference on the streets.
I can assure you. They’re not.