Activist ADMITS The Real Motivation For Gun Buybacks

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When tragedy strikes in America, a normal and common reaction from politically conservative people (which is the way most gun-owners tend to lean), is to send their thoughts and prayers to those suffering.

Those on the political left often criticize political conservatives by saying that we need to do more than just send thoughts and prayers. They say that we need to do something to prevent these tragedies in the future. Of course, leftists tend to, then, push for programs (like gun control) that won’t do anything to stop those tragedies and will often make the tragedies worse.

It’s appalling, though, to see those on the political left, those anti-2A people, being completely blind (or being hypocrites) about how they are the ones being more guilty than those that they accuse. See, anti-2A folks say that their intentions are more important than whether their proposals actually make a difference (hat tip to here for the lead). Carlos Garcia writes,

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A member of the Hampton Roads Black Caucus in Virginia said it didn’t matter if gun buybacks were ineffective because they needed to show the community that they “care enough” to have a gun buyback.

Garcia continues:

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that gun buyback programs are ineffective for many reasons. Among participants from mostly low-crime areas, gift cards that are being offered aren’t enough of an incentive, and the weapons that are brought “tend to be older and less well-functioning than the average firearm.”

WVEC asked Jones to respond to the findings of the study.

“Regardless of what the statistics say, we want to put some attention and show that we care enough and make time to do the program,” Jones said.

So, what Jones is saying is that if you’re pro-gun, thoughts and prayers don’t even begin to help, but if you’re anti-2A, then pointless, wasteful, useless programs are worthwhile and helpful because they show people that you “care” (as if thoughts and prayers don’t).

Sounds pretty hypocritical to me.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. If the “thoughts and prayers” of some are not in keeping with the programs that are proposed by those that understand that those programs are ineffective, then why are there none of either of the sides of those arguments devising and working to create effective solutions to the extant problems of community violence, especially against the most vulnerable? It would seem that the best way to win the argument is do something that is actually helpful, but then, what would that be?

  2. Everything these days is all about “image” , NOT “substance”! If they WERE serious, they’d be seriously goin after the miscreants usin the “evil” gun!

  3. For the left to take illegal weapons from criminals is too hard for them to achieve, it’s always much easier just to take guns from the law abiding citizens again and have them turn to their guns in.And they are passing unconstitutional laws to do so.And good people without arms to protect themselves,makes no sense.

    • The tar leftist demoncrap politicians hold so called “gun buy backs” and promise to give people who turn in guns a $50 gift certificate to purchase tennis shoes and they think this will stop crime.
      Do they really believe that gang members, criminals and drug dealers will turn in their guns?
      At these “gun buy backs”, the police will have a undercover agent in disguise putting guns on the tables to make the “gun buy back” look more effective.
      The police also have surveillance vans taking photos and videos of everyone who shows up and also of their cars and license plates.
      Does anyone think that criminals will show up at a “gun buy back” with all these police there?

      In many of these demoncrap run cities they have ” no bail required” and release criminals back on the streets. Even people who murder are only charged with a $1.00 bail and released back to the streets to commit more murders.

      Maybe if these demoncrap run cities would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, rioters, looters protesters and arsonist and stopped trying to defund-abolish the police and let the police go out and arrest these criminals and put them away in prison for long sentences then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

      Protect and support your right to keep and own all types of firearms and accessories.

      Don’t allow the evil, far leftist, power crazed politicians to restrict and ban firearms in America.

  4. If every one were able to carry a gun most criminals would think twice before committing a crime. Any crime!

  5. Besides, how else are the left-turds going to arm THEMSELVES, without spending retail, AND disarm US as a bonus?

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