If you have a license or permit to carry common sense, the latest gun buyback currently taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, should have your pants in a twist.
And, when you think about how they're handling it, could this be a sign of what the gun grabbers are trying to do across the entire country as a whole?
Gun Buy Back: Boston Mayer Offers $200 Per Gun
But before we get to the specifics of the gun buyback, here is a statement straight from the Mass.gov website:
The Firearms Record Bureau (FRB) maintains a database of licenses issued and records of firearms sales by gun dealers, as well as private transfers of weapons. The FRB is a valuable resource for the public and law enforcement agencies to answer questions regarding the Commonwealth's gun laws.
In other words, they have a list of registered gun owners in that state. And, guess what they just did? They just sent a letter out to Boston's 8,000 registered gun owners asking to buy back their firearms for $200 per gun. Granted, the letter said other stuff, too. But that's not really the point.
And, as usual, this is all being done in the name of reducing crime. Ya know, because the people with the registered firearms are going to be the ones committing the crimes. Sadly for Boston's mayor, only one firearm has been collected year to date, which is down significantly over last year when over 400 firearms were collected.
Hmm. Something sounds fishy, here. The mayor attributed this failure to a lack of marketing. However, I disagree.
I think it has failed miserably because of a lack of stupidity among the general public. Or, people are just waking up from their Kool-Aid-induced comas to the fresh smell of common sense coffee.
I mean, take a look around at all the crazies out there. People aren't stupid and they recognize that if Mr. Criminal has a gun, they need one, too. Because, let's face it, it's not a good idea to take fists to a gun fight.
Anyway, I digress, and it's finally time to get back to my original point before I give myself an anger-induced seizure. If you remember, back up at the top of this finely crafted piece of prose, I mentioned that MA has “registered” their firearms owners. Heck, they even have a Firearms Records Bureau to help keep track of every firearm.
It seems like Boston, and her mayor, just entered puberty with enough balls to send a letter out to 8,000 registered gun owners. My concern, is what happens when they reach adulthood. Will their balls be brazen at this point? Are they willing to go door to door demanding guns?
Is that the future in all areas of America?
I sure hope not, but you can bet your booty that if they do, it will all be done in the name of peace, after all, the name of this particular buyback program is: “your piece for peace.”
I mean, the state will be much safer when people who don't break the law give up their guns, right?
The source for the letter can be found here, and the original press release talks about this whole gun buyback joke. It has been proven time and again that these things don't work. While doing my research, I read a brilliant comment that said “If gun buybacks work, why don't you see drug buybacks?” Well, said sir. Well said.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on September 17, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.