A liberal group wanted to hold a gun buy-back program. You know: where law-abiding but terminally naive citizens turn in their guns, and criminals don’t.
Well, it can’t be done the way the group planned. The group wanted citizens to come down and sell their guns, cheap, to the group. Well, under the July 1 gun control law, the group cannot pay for any guns. It’s not licensed.
To go through with the plan, the group must find a licensed gun dealer to host the event. Then the people with guns to sell must come to the gun dealer and sell them. Then the group can legally buy them — after the mandatory background checks, purchase by purchase.
The local police chief called off the event. It’s illegal.
So, the gun control law will leave more families armed.
This is another manifestation of the law of unintended consequences. It is an unbreakable law, unlike Colorado’s gun control law.