Sell Guns from Buybacks

This article appeared at Washington Free Beacon


A Louisville, Ky., recycling center destroyed all the firearms, but a New Albany Police Department spokesman said the town “did not find any guns that were stolen or wanted by law enforcement.”

Studies on gun buyback programs have found that they are not particularly effective in combatting gun violence, for reasons that align with New Albany’s experience.

“The guns typically surrendered in gun buy-backs are those that are least likely to be used in criminal activities,” according to a 2004 report by the National Academies of Sciences.

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