A few weeks ago, NEWSChannel 2 contacted the state Attorney General’s Office, asking if they knew this might be happening. They didn’t answer the question, responding only that the Utica gun buyback was a big success and that the program, in general, keeps New York families safe.
“I’m sure handing over $21,000 in gift cards to some punk kid after getting a bunch of plastic junk was a rousing success,” laughed Kem. “Gun buybacks are a fantastic way of showing, number one, that your policies don’t work, and, number 2, you’re creating perverse demand. You’re causing people to show up to these events, and, they don’t actually reduce crime whatsoever.” More