Chicago’s Police Superintendent Jody Weis acknowledged that gun buy backs don’t strike at the heart of Chicago’s problems with gang violence. But Weis said the effort is a chance to prevent some shootings. “If we can get weapons taken out of the house. At least they can’t be stolen form the house. A child cannot get his hands on that gun.”
Who could argue with that?
Why do you think the gun buy-back programs meet with such antagonism from the pro-gun crowd? Could it be that these initiatives seem to demonize the gun? Although I don't think that's a fair description of this, I do think that's the problem from the pro-gun perspective.
The truth is, gun control folks aren't demonizing anything, any more than they're assigning animate characteristics to inanimate objects. What we are doing is acknowledging the crucial element of gun availability in the equation of violence. It's all about gun availability.
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