August 31, 2016

OOPS: Minnesota Gun Buyback Program Misfires.

A Minnesota program to buy up guns in exchange for Visa gift cards has been less successful than anticipated. The guns collected were mostly homemade, unused or antiquated firearms rather than the street guns authorities had hoped to remove from the street.

There were two locations “buying back” the guns but both had to close down early when officials ran out of $25,000 in gift cards.

Apparently people participating in the buyback program were smarter than the officials running it.

That’s no surprise. Considering that a decent handgun starts at a few hundred dollars, how many firearms did they think they were going to get “off the streets” for $25,000?

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