This morning I read that a annual gun back-back program in Los Angeles, California was moved up from May 2013 to to December 26, 2012 which was yesterday (Wednesday) in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, CT.) shootings.
It appears that registered owners of legal handguns, rifles, shotguns and assault weapons were able to exchange their ‘toolery’ (slang for guns) for up to $200.00 in grocery store gift cards.
Gun buy back programs are not a new thing. I remember when I was boy in Florida, and I think I was 12 when it first heard about it, there was program with Foot Locker (the shoe store) and the police. It would have been in the year 1992. If you turned in a gun you’d get a free pair of shoes. Moreover, if I remember correctly, and I might not be, this program was extended to even those who were not registered owners of firearms.
I just now did a quick, not extensive, Google search for the old 90’s Foot Locker gun program and all I came up with is an article that was originally written in January 27, 1994 by James L. Tyson, Staff writer of the Christian Science Monitor:
It is my position that gun buy-back programs, or gun exchange programs, are NOT beneficial to law abiding citizens.
Bruce Steadman shared a valuable youtube video with us here on WOBIK a couple of weeks ago:
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