Edward Peruta wrote:Gun owners will be able to exchange firearms for gift cards Monday as part of an effort to curb gun-related violence.At one point, residents from southeastern San Diego were given preference.
1) Exchanging gift cards with those willing to surrender their firearms onlyeliminates the possibility of the owner using it in self-defense. I suppose self-defense is just as unacceptable as any other gun-related violence.
2) The fact that they have to show preference to community members is evidence that many come from other communities to take advantage of the buy back. The effect they hope to have on their community is diminished every time a gun is bought back from outside their area.