Thursday, April 09, 2009

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wants Your Guns (Gun buy-back program launched citywide in Los Angeles)

There have been a lot of these gun buy-back programs in the surrounding Los Angeles areas lately. Now there is a citywide gun buy-back program. In this case, you'll get a $100-200 gift cards to buy cheap disposable merchandise.

Has anyone ever done a study to see if these programs produce positive results? I do not believe it will help reduce crime, and crime will likely increase once the people are disarmed.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday kicked off a gun buy-back program urging Angelenos to turn in their guns to police departments in exchange for gift cards.

Angelenos who turn in their guns -- regardless of whether the firearm has been used in a crime -- will receive a gift certificate, Villaraigosa said.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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