Gun buy-back programs meant to eliminate guns

2014-01-31T00:00:00Z Gun buy-back programs meant to eliminate guns nwitimes.com
January 31, 2014 12:00 am

Just when I thought no more stupid laws could be introduced, Sen. Jim Tomes surprises me with Senate Bill 229, which would prohibit local governments from conducting gun buy-back events and destroying the guns.

Apparently Jim Tomes doesn't realize that the gun buy-back program is an effort to get guns off the street, not to supply gun shops with secondhand guns that would be sold at low cost to criminals.

If you want to introduce a constructive law, pass a law that requires anyone running for a political office to have an IQ greater than my 5-year-old granddaughter, and we can keep people like Jim Tomes out of office and minimize the number of stupid laws in Indiana.

— Joe Kramer, Valparaiso

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