Editorial Board Touts Gun “Buyback” After Admitting It Is Ineffective

posted on July 8, 2017

It seems that at least one newspaper in the Garden State is propping up New Jersey’s so-called “gun buyback” even though the editorial board knows such gun turn-in programs are ineffective at reducing violent crime.

Kicking off an editorial in the Times of Trenton titled “As guns flow in, buyback plucks them out in ones and twos,” the editorial board writes: “Getting guns off the street, particularly unregistered ones, is a commendable endeavor.” Yet then the board quickly admits: “Indeed, studies done by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research have shown that buyback programs have little impact on preventing gun violence.”

The editorial board then follows up that assessment by saying such programs play a large role in keeping children safer—an assertion not backed up by any research anywhere.

In truth, gun turn-in programs do nothing positive except to help politicians—and apparently editorial board members—feel better about their city and themselves.

Latest

AP24163680897577
AP24163680897577

After Hunter Biden’s Trial, Joe Biden Told These Six Lies

Speaking at an event called “Gun Sense University,” Joe Biden once again displayed his animus towards, and ignorance of, Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

The Armed Citizen® June 11, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Ricky Skaggs Is NRA Country

A life full of music: That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass.

Honest Advice from a Chicago Dispatcher

Life in Chicago can be rough, and having city leaders that are tougher on law-abiding gun owners than on violent criminals makes it a lot rougher.

NRA Fights California’s Latest Anti-Gun Scheme

California’s latest attack on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans came in the form of an attempt to limit purchases of firearms to one per month. The NRA is fighting back.

The Armed Citizen® June 7, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.