2017 State-wide Gun Buy-Back "Successful"?

New Jersey State Police ran its first statewide Guns for Cash buyback event this weekend (July 28-29, 2017) at three drop-off spots in Trenton, Camden and Newark.

State Attorney General Chris Porrino says "the event is on track to be the most successful in the state's history."

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-George Santayana, 1905.

2017 - State-wide Gun Buy-Back: 'Guns for Cash' buyback held in 3 New Jersey cities - NJnews12

"State Attorney General Chris Porrino says the event is on track to be the most successful in the state's history."

2013 - The Essex News Headline claims:
Gun buyback program proves very successful.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, that more than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during last week’s state-sponsored gun buyback event, which took place at six churches in five Essex municipalities on Feb. 15 and 16, 2013. Irvington, Orange, East Orange, Montclair, and Newark participated.

Let's see, if we close our eyes and count only bodies, maybe we can spin this thing into a "success."

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04/17/13 Here we go again. We do NOT learn from history.

04/30/13 Newark takes 210 guns "off the streets."

05/6/13 "Something" has to be done to stop gun violence
Let's try that "something" again. Maybe it will work this time.

This is not meant to be humorous, or make fun of the gun buyback programs. Recall that a similar gun buyback program was held in December of 2009 and again in February of 2013. The results were the same: the politicians claimed the buyback was the biggest ever and was, therefore, pronounced "successful." Yet the shootings continued, because criminals do not participate in gun buyback programs. All that has happened is that honest citizens are being deprived of a constitutional means to defend themselves when the criminals come calling.

There is another aspect of these gun buyback programs that is never considered by the politicians or the fake news media that supports their views. It is the amnesty aspect, in which no questions are asked when a gun is turned in and no record is made linking the gun to the name and address of the person who turned it in, effectively making this a "gun laundering" program. Weapons turned in that may have been used in committing crimes cannot be traced back to the crime, victim or perpetrator. We have laws against "money laundering" but apparently "gun laundering" of this sort is actually encouraged by the police of New Jersey and its three largest cities, since they all participate in it.

From 2013: The Truth About Gun Buybacks

From 2014: The Truth about NJ Gun Buybacks

From 2016: The Truth about NJ Gun Buybacks

Albert Einstein's definition of Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

PoliceOne's Gun Policy & Law Enforcement Survey

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Here is the result of that survey.

Gun Control advice from the nation's police

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Let's hear from a real expert on gun control, a student
who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre of 1999.

Here's another expert, who saw gun control in Austria in 1938

The actual gun laws of 1938

Gun Control Statistics from 2011

Stop the Madness. Let's seek a REAL solution.

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