The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns
From @New Jersey Second Amendment Society
If it’s true that guns have two enemies – rust and politicians – then New Jersey’s gun buyback program is a perfect marriage!
As if the State of New Jersey couldn’t think of another way to waste taxpayer funds, in the past two weeks $482,000 has been spent… to take a lot of rusty and broken shotguns off the streets.
Although no reasonable person expects gun buyback programs to have an impact on violence in Newark, Camden and Trenton – New Jersey’s public officials love them anyway! It’s a phenomenal opportunity to squander taxpayer dollars, stand in front of a podium and shout talking points written by a consultant. If they’re lucky, some of these politicians might get quoted in a newspaper or featured on a local TV broadcast.
At the very least, all of them will get a photo-op for social media…post was originally published on this site