Criminals are laughing about Saturday's gun buyback in 25 churches citywide.
My letter to RedEye about a former judge's own buyback program:
Hi Kenneth,Thank you for writing in to RedEye we'll keep your letter about the gunbuy-back program on file for possible future publication. Thanks for reading RedEye. -----Original Message-----From: Kenneth Salkover Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 3:00 PMTo: ctc-red-
Dear Editor: As a former judge, Raymond Figueroa should know his gun buyback program is just a harebrained scheme that doesn't reduce street violence("Taking a Stand," July 21). Gun buyback programs simply create a sellers' market for handguns, giving criminals an incentive to trade up to more sophisticated weaponry. Some buyback programs even offer more money than guns are worth on the street, giving criminals a significant profit opportunity. Gun buyback programs don't work. Gun bans don't work. Criminals find both laughable. The best defense against street violence is a populace that can legally arm itself against its gun-toting criminal adversaries.