New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino plans on announcing a two-day gun back program to take place in 3 cities. The buy-back program is supposed to help reduce gun violence, but are they really that successful? Many criminals may sell guns that have been used in crimes, while others may be prompted to steal guns from homes and stores just so they can sell them back and get the money.
Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino will announce several initiatives to combat gun violence in New Jersey, including a two-day statewide gun buyback program in three cities this summer.
A formal announcement is expected at 1 p.m. in Trenton, but the gun buyback initiative being planned would include locations in Newark, Camden and Trenton, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office.
The joint federal and state announcement comes after a deadly start to the summer. The amount of money made available for buybacks was not disclosed ahead of the announcement…
Most statistics indicate that the only really effective way to reduce violence is to put MORE guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens and train them to use them in instances of self-defense and to help stop active shooters. Why else do most mass shooters target gun-free zones instead of gun-friendly locations? The reason is clear. They don’t want to target any place where they might find resistance before they accomplish their carnage.