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Good Time for Criminals to Sell Old, Crappy Guns in Order to Buy Better Guns

December 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By David Stokes

There are few things as worthless as a gun buyback program. Here is the article on this weekend’s one-day exercise in giving people taxpayer money to purchase new guns. After the “tremendous” success of the 1991 St. Louis City Police Department gun buyback, as the Post-Dispatch puts it:

The 1991 cache was a huge success — but it was based on a 30-day program. The 2007 effort is one day only.

We are going to do it again. It was such as success in 1991 that the City of St. Louis became one of the safest cities in America in 1992 and has remained so ever since. Oh, wait — check that — it has consistently been one of the murder capitals of America since right about that time. …

I got rid of an old shotgun a few months back, and now I feel like a moron. I should have held onto it and sold it to the city police for $50. That’s $50 more than I got for it. Read more…

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