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    Boston buys back just one (1) gun!

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opi...ogram_founders

    The Walsh administration’s much-touted gun buyback program has taken in just one firearm so far this year — a stunning drop from the more than 400 that came in last year, putting police woefully behind last year’s pace in the overall number of guns they’re removing from the street, a Herald review found.

    Boston police say the program is still active and funded — though a spokesman couldn’t say to what level — and Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday renewed his call for residents to turn over firearms in exchange for gift cards valued from $100 to $200.

    But police officials couldn’t say why they’ve taken in just one gun in 2015 after claiming 410 last year.

    “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” police spokesman officer James Kenneally said. “As long as there’s funding, it’s an option we can provide to community members.”
    I love it! I'm just giddy over the explanation: “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago”

    Well, Duh!

    That's the best they can come up with to explain why only one person traded a gun for a gift card?

    I'm not sure but it seems to me that in addition to everything else Ma gun owners are probably doing something right in educating the public.

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    It's obvious. They got all the guns off the street last year.

    The project was a complete success.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blahpony View Post
    It's obvious. They got all the guns off the street last year.

    The project was a complete success.

    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahpony View Post
    It's obvious. They got all the guns off the street last year.

    The project was a complete success.

    My first thought was that all the paramilitary house-to-house searches after the marathon bombing snapped the residents of Boston out of their complacency.
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    ...or, that the cops collected the guns, as evidence, in alleged anti-government activities, which will be returned, if required, after the investigations into anti-government activities are completed.
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