...And yes, ours is just as stupid as Chicago's, only cheaper: the City has set the base value of a firearm of unknown and possibly questionable provenance at $50, half of the Chicago price -- and even though they say "No questions asked," they wanna see ID. Oh! And ours is on the grounds of a school, too, which tends to frustrate creative solutions to one of the problems with these things (other than the insanity of government "buying back" what they never owned to begin with).
"Problem?" you ask. Yep. See, while granny may have a Lorcin or a no-name Philippine slag gun in her sock drawer, it's also possible grampa left her with a very nice Colt or Smith, and when she hands it over to Johnny Law lest little Junior take it off to a gang shindig, she's getting screwed.
Come to think of it, since they supposedly don't even run the numbers of these guns against firearms reported stolen, there's a chance other people are getting the short end, too.
I don't really have a problem with providing the willfully self-disarming a way to get those icky guns outta the house. Some of them may not even know where the guns stores are, or be willing to dare drive that revolver or shotgun to such a place -- but there's no reason to cheat them in the process. (The report claims the thing will take guns out of criminals hands. O rly?)
This exercise will take place in The Meadows, a long-busted shopping center in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Indy. Why do anti-gunners hate poor people?
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