2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Buffalo gun buyback silliness...

Thanks to Captain of a Crew of One for posting this link..

And before anyone starts blasting me for spouting pro-gun bias against these programs take a listen...

OK, I am not questioning a cities right to offer citizens cash for their guns..its their choice, just like its the choice of the citizenry to participate or not. And yes, it probably does get some guns off the street that would probably be used for nefarious purposes otherwise; for example, the girl that turned in her boyfriends pistol before he got out of jail( am I the only one that feels a domestic assault coming down the road for this lady?).

What I do have issues with is the lack of editorial oversight or fact checking on the reporting of these type of articles. Sometimes I feel the folks that are responsible for checking this stuff out for accuracy get their info from a Call of Duty forum board run by 12 year olds..

"The no-questions-asked program yielded more than 200 nonworking guns, 170 rifles, 219 handguns and even a 12-gauge “street sweeper” assault rifle. "

Damn...I want one of those...

"Stetzko sold a shotgun that his brother gave him when he moved to Colorado last year. “If I had thrown it in the garbage and someone had sawed it off, it could have been a lethal weapon,” he said."

Boy, if you got citizens that think throwing weapons in the trash is a proper disposal method...hmmm...just fyi, all police departments will take weapons for disposal...just don't walk into the station with them without notice...the paper could of made mention of this little fact in their article.

...also take note, apparently shotguns are not lethal until they are sawed off.

“Any gun in the wrong hands [can be] deadly,” Brown said.
Any gun in the right hands can be as well...

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