The Big Think

June 1, 2013

The Economics of the Situation

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 9:34 am

Police selling guns from buyback program: “Police selling guns from buyback program”

So let me get this straight. Police department says “bring in your guns and we’ll buy them back for pennies on the dollar.” Maybe a gift card, maybe cash, whatever. Their stated purpose is to “get the guns off the streets”.

Then the police take the guns and sell them to a pair of licensed gun dealers for resale.

“There’s value in these guns,” Lamkin said. “They’re not illegal guns. Quite honestly, it’s a bottom line for us.”

Heh. You don’t say.

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