Monday, September 26, 2011
Myrtle Beach is Doing It
Why do you think some gun-right's people oppose these gun buy-back programs? I've heard some extremely strong negative reactions to them.They say they don't do any good or that people turn in unworkable guns or that some valuable or antique guns may get destroyed.
My theory about the reason for opposition is simple. The programs designed to take guns out of circulation highlight the very important element of gun availability. It is a crucial aspect of crime and violence, of domestic abuse and suicide. Gun availability exacerbates all of these problems. And once gun owners accept that, it's impossible for them to shirk their obvious responsibility for the situation.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.