We still have some buybacks in the Philadelphia area, but they mostly stopped giving away hard cash. Apparently Chicago hasn’t figured it out, since a pro-gun group managed to fund a summer shooting camp for kids with money they made turning in rusty pieces of junk. It’s already pissing off the right people:
â€œWe host the gun turn-in event on an annual basis to encourage residents to turn in their guns so we can take guns off the street and itâ€™s unfortunate that this group is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities,â€ said Melissa Stratton, a police spokeswoman.
Just imagine if they took the money they saved off these stupid, feel good programs and actually put the money into traditional policing?