Howdy from Texas! I know that this has been discussed on here before with the different gun buy back programs that the Minneapolis Police Dept. does (and other PDs in the area). Well, a group of Texans actually DID what y'all have been talking about.
By Drew Zahn
© 2011 WorldNetDaily
While the Austin, Texas, police were offering grocery cards in exchange for unwanted firearms over the weekend, local activists showed up to outbid the men in uniform, insisting liberty would be better served if the guns were in the hands of law-abiding citizens instead.
At the "no-questions-asked" event held at Oak Meadow Baptist Church in South Austin, the Austin Police Department offered, for example, a $100 Visa grocery card for an unwanted handgun. The activists offered $110 in cash.
"We don't agree with the 'Guns for Groceries' program, because they're going to destroy most of the firearms," explained John Bush, executive director of the group Texans for Accountable Government. "The firearms that we purchase, we're going to put them in the hands of [Texans] who are in need of firearms to protect their families but they can't afford them."
The group's website explains further: "TAG holds strongly to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms and agrees with the countless studies that show that firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens makes for a safer city – not a more dangerous environment, as APD's 'Guns for Groceries' implies."
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