Experts—Cincinnati Gun “Buyback” Not Effective

posted on February 22, 2017

Cincinnati, in the grip of increasing violence, is looking for ways to make residents safer. The latest effort, though—a gun “buyback” held on Monday—won’t cause a ripple in crime rates, said criminal justice experts. 

“They really want to do something meaningful, but they are hurting,” noted Illya Ibbott. “We need to find ways to sustainably go after this problem.” University of Cincinnati criminal justice professor John Eck concurred. “There is no evidence they are effective,” he stated. “It is sort of like bailing out a stopped bath tub with a thimble while the water is running.”

Eck understands that the crime problem in Cincinnati is not one based on the supply of guns, but on the criminal demand for them. And Ibbott suggested more effective solutions toward that end. “I think we need more police on the streets,” he offered. “We need a lot more police presence not only when something happens, but before it happens.”

Latest

gun myths illustration
gun myths illustration

Debunking Myths About the Big, Bad Gun Industry

The best hope for American freedom is to fight falsehoods about gun ownership, crime and more with the truth.

The Races That Will Decide Our Freedom

Whether a majority of pro-freedom candidates win in this midterm election will depend on how the individual races highlighted here turn out. That being said, every local, state and congressional race matters.

The Lovely Art of Going Afield, Shotgun in Hand

The stories we write as we go afield and tell later are what it is all about.

The Armed Citizen® September 23, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Goes After Law-Abiding Americans

Anti-Second Amendment politicians routinely attack law-abiding Americans and demonize firearms manufacturers, all while ignoring the truth.

Why Illinois Will Likely See Even More Violent Crime

As we near a midterm election on November 8, a lot of anti-Second Amendment politicians have been blaming guns in general, or our Second Amendment rights in particular, for recent rises in violent-crime rates.

Interests



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