By Tom Knighton
On December 16, Leominster, MA will play host to their annual gun buyback program. As per normal with these programs, the plan is to exchange gift cards for firearms.
Leominster residents may go to the Leominster Police Department between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 16.
The yearly Goods for Guns program in Worcester is sponsored by both UMass Memorial Hospital and Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.’s office.
Dr. Michael Hirsch is the medical director for Worcester’s Division of Public Health, as well as a pediatric trauma surgeon and longtime gun safety advocate.
“This isn’t just about crime,” Hirsch said. “It’s about public health.”
Turn in an operable gun and receive:
• Semi-automatic weapon: $75 gift certificate to a local merchant.
• Handgun: $50 gift certificate to a local merchant.
• Long gun: $25 gift certificate to a local merchant.
Also accepted are non-operable guns, live ammunition and firearm accessories (no gift certificates issued). Anonymity is ensured; no names will be asked, and no gun registrations will be required.
Of course, as per normal, I expect that they’ll get a bunch of junk guns that while technically operable are probably a bigger hazard to the shooter than the target. There will likely be a few decent …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms