"Early research on gun buybacks, mostly from the 1990s, largely finds these programs ineffective at curbing gun violence. Recent research frames gun buybacks in a more favorable light. On their own, buybacks might not be effective if the goal is to use them to directly reduce violent crime. But research shows buybacks can help if they’re part of a broader effort to reduce gun violence. They can influence public perception of how authorities are dealing with gun violence and serve as opportunities to educate communities about gun violence reduction strategies, according to academic researchers."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leaders in Kansas City are taking a different approach to fighting Kansas City's violent crime. The idea could put a big chunk of change in your pocket. The goal is to buy 15-20 illegal guns. Pastor Marvin Kirkwood of Contagious Life Church has made it his mission to bring people closer [...]