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Gun buybacks aim to remove deadly firearms from the street by offering people cold, hard cash. The programs work to keep guns from being used in crimes by taking them out of circulation entirely.
At least that’s what the municipalities and police who run them say. The reality is much different.
People - Weapons - Citizens - Eager - Money
The only people flocking to turn in their weapons appear to be law-abiding citizens eager for some easy money, and taxpayers are footing the bill.
One woman discovered she could use a gun buyback to score big, turning in her 9mm pistol to buy something with a little more firepower.
Tweet - Journalist - Kathleen - Cairns - Woman
In a tweet by local journalist Kathleen Cairns, the pro-gun woman displays the pistol inside of a box.
Some smaller pistols sell at comparatively cheap prices, meaning this woman may end up actually making money.
Fox - Baltimore - Reports - Police - Weapons
As Fox 45 Baltimore reports, police offered $200 for semi-automatic weapons, including pistols.
Manufacturers like the infamous Hi-Point often sell brand new pistols for less than $200. At pawn shops and through private sales, the price for these can hover around the $100 mark. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to crunch these numbers.
Police - Magazine - Capacity
Police are also offering $25 for any magazine with a capacity...
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