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While we wait for the President's proposals to work there way through Congress, it great to see local areas taking action on their own.

We live part of the year in Santa Fe and though we are not  there right now I keep up with the news by putting them as my location on Google News.

Very excited to read this

Santa Fe Buys Back More Than 200 Guns In Initial Round


Here's how the program works:  Gun owners voluntarily turn in their guns and get paid up to $300 per weapon, no questions asked.  Police Chief Ray Rael said as a result of the day's haul, three highly lethal assault weapons were taken in and another was a stolen assault rifle.  Others included relics and high-capacity handguns.

Debbie Thompson from the east mountains of Albuquerque sold a handgun and says she feels good about it: “I think it’s a good program; I believe in it because it’s getting guns off the streets that don’t need to be on the streets and at the same time they're going to be destroyed in a proper manner. You know, going to the pawn shops, you take the risk of not knowing who the guns are going to be sold to.”

 Credit Santa Fe New Mexican
Some of the stash of guns bought by the city of Santa Fe at last weekend's buy-back event


I am heartened to see this.  Hope  it  helps.

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