By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to organize a gun turn in event in Atlanta, Georgia. They hope to raise $100,000 to fund the event. Two years ago, $40,000 was raised for a turn in event that brought in about a thousand firearms. That event had competition from private buyers, who got some good deals.
There is a gofundme link for the event at the Sheriff Department website, but the link is not working. A correspondent says that the site raised $130 before it was closed. At the Sheriff Department site, Sheriff Ted Jackson states his support for the concept of gun turn ins. The events are not really “buy backs” because the people buying the firearms never owned them before. From the Sheriff Department site:
Sheriff Ted Jackson agrees, “Gun Buy Back programs are effective deterrents to violence in our communities. Public safety depends upon gun owners being responsible with firearms. Proper disposal of weapons is a big part of that. This initiative will provide a safe way to discard unwanted weapons and members of the community can do their part …Read the Rest