Tuesday, August 06, 2019
MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS RECYCLES GUN BUYBACK INITIATIVE AMID BLOODY KANSAS CITY SUMMER 2019!!!
If Kansas City voters were looking for new ideas from City Hall about preventing gun violence, they're out of luck.
MAYOR QUINTON TALKS ABOUT RESTARTING GUN BUYBACK PROGRAMS TO PREVENT KANSAS CITY VIOLENCE!!! BUT DOES KANSAS CITY HAVE THE CASH TO EVEN MAKE A DENT IN THE EPIC SUPPLY?!?
Back when this program was first started, the proliferation of guns in the U.S. hadn't really started.
Now . . .
The United States has anywhere from 270-300 million guns. Americans alone own 40% of all guns in the world, more than all civilians combined in 25 other countries. The latest estimated number of civilian-owned firearms in the US was 120.5 guns per 100 residents, meaning there were more firearms than people.
His argument already kind of admits failure already:
The mayor said he'd like to bring back some form of a gun buyback program, last implemented in Kansas City in 1994.
“I know that doesn’t do everything but, frankly, what we have right now is a supply issue. It’s too easy for people, I think, to get firearms very quickly, particularly in the urban core of Kansas City,” Lucas said.
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And so we ask our blog community . . .
WILL IT WORK?!?!
You decide . . .