posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 03:13 AM
Originally posted by NotAnAspie
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by NotAnAspie
Are you sure you are not an aspie? Talk about blowing a gasket......
That's got nothing to do with being an aspie...
I'm trying to read up on some news here, form my own opinions and ask my own questions only to have people argue with me about things that aren't
going to change or solve anything... I don't like playing this game. Big time waster.
I'm not going to answer any more replies to my mere opinions until somebody quotes my post for something that will benefit ME as well... and that is
telling me how long this has been going on.
Yes, I have opinions. Sorry if you don't like.
Today, I do not have time to try to convince you.
Does anybody know when they started doing this?
When you ask how long has this been going on, do you mean gun buybacks? While I was looking up the articles I quoted above, I saw mention of someone
who had been organizing buybacks for 12 years (and that was in 2008). So it's been going on for awhile.
I also saw other mentions during my search, at least one by a police officer and one by a city official (I don't remember which city), that many of
the guns had either been stolen during burglaries or taken from older family members without their permission. However, there were no prosecutions
because no questions had been asked or IDs taken from the sellers.
If I have a point, it's that these are "feel-good" projects, usually organized by do-gooders who think they're removing illegal weapons from the
streets. In fact they're mostly guns that are either "hot" (probably having been used in previous crimes), or no longer needed by their
owners--whether hand-me-downs. or buyer's remorse, or
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