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Opposition to the Myrtle Beach Gun Buy Back

Posted on the 28 September 2011 by Mikeb302000

SC Now reports
The police say it's a big success, but "a lot of researchers seem to disagree."
"According to The National Research Council, there is no evidence the gun buy back programs reduce gun violence."
Now, what we've got here is a failure to communicate. This is a standard pro-gun trick of rhetoric. Claiming there is "no evidence" in a situation where no evidence is possible, and saying it as if it proves something.  It's a classic example of intellectual dishonesty.
What they're really doing is, based on the fact that most of the guns turned in are not owned by criminals, saying the reduction in crime will be minimal if anything at all. But, the obvious truth is what the cop said at the end of the video. These guns, owned by average citizens are the ones often stolen in break-ins, which go directly into the criminal world.
You don't need statistics or proof or evidence to see that some of these guns would indeed be used in crime, at least if you're being honest about it and you don't have an agenda to support by denying the obvious.
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