Source: Jeff Charles REDSTATE
We can file this one under “No sh*t, Sherlock.”
Progressives in major cities recently learned that gun buybacks are about as effective at decreasing gun crime as using a pocketknife to cut down an oak tree. A CNN report explained that years of research revealed that these programs have no impact on the levels of gun violence occurring in these cities. So essentially, these researchers were paid to tell authorities what any of us could have told them without the hefty paycheck.
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When Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago’s buyback program, she called it a “bold new initiative” and claimed it would get “guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” Cities typically offer gift cards in exchange for firearms turned in by residents.