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Friday, May 16, 2008

Gun buy-back program draws fire and ire

H/T: Keep and Bear Arms

More "illegal water" from NY State! My goodness! Maybe they ought to bottle it!

Oh. They can't do that! They're too busy doing their socialist "thing" up there.

Maybe they're smoking some of that nasty weed!

"Lawmaker Chris Higgins of Albany introduced a resolution Monday night to the County Legislature requesting Sheriff Jim Campbell and District Attorney David Soares to set up the buy-back and grant amnesty to those turning in illegal weapons."

" . . . grant amnesty . . . " Does that mean what I think it means? Sell me your unwanted guns for money/gift cards/whatever and I'll reward your criminal activity by forgiving your misdeed?

"However, she questioned the value of buying the handguns, saying she's been told that the ones turned in "are not valuable, they may be broken, or people don't want to be questioned."

She's been told the truth. If I were of a criminal mind, I would not turn in a useful weapon, much less allow some one, anyone, to question me or obtain my identification. I'd play the "authorities" for the fools these seem to be.

" . . . a person bringing in an illegal gun 'will receive amnesty for that time only when the gun is turned in. If the gun is processed and found to have been involved in a crime, that person will be questioned.'"

That's not an "amnesty" that I'd be interested in.

"A few years ago, Albany police had a gun buy-back program, as have several communities. It was open to all guns, and Albany got numerous rifles and shotguns, and a couple of handguns from people who turned them in after a family member died, Campbell said.

Higgins, the lead sponsor, said last year shootings were up 47 percent in the city of Albany, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. "Even if we get one gun off the street, it would be a step in the right direction."

How about taking the criminal off the street? Wouldn't that be so much more effective? Removing firearms from those who may need them encourages the criminals to be more aggressive.

Come on, guys! Let's use some of that un-common sense we're all supposed to have.

Be safe and God Bless Ya'll !

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