By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Brockton Massachusetts held their first gun turn in or “buy back” in 22 years on 21 May, 2016. “Buy Back” is a propaganda term; the guns were never owned by the people who are buying them.
The event was advertised as accepting guns anonymously, no questions asked. This seems to violate Massachusetts law. There may be an exemption for police. Police will be present; it is unlikely that they would enforce the law against themselves, even if there is no exemption. From wcvb.com:
In exchange for each gun turned in, a $200 gift card to Vicente’s grocery store will be given. The gift cards were paid for using forfeiture money that has been seized by the police from drug arrests and raids that led to convictions.
The event seems to have had 9 pistols turned in, two shotguns, a rifle, and a couple of BB guns.
Gun turn in events have dwindled in most states, but most states have not infringed on private sales. Private buyers have become common at gun “buy back” events in other states. Private buyers destroy the propaganda message that “guns are bad, and …Read the Rest