Skip to comments.Delaware Senate Puts an End to $200,000 Gun Buyback Program
Posted on 06/21/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT by marktwain
The Delaware Senate recently defeated Senate Bill 204, which would have continued to authorize the state-funded gun buyback program, Opposing Views reports.
The bill was initially spearheaded by Sen. Robert Marshall (Dem), who wanted to create the Community Firearm Recovery Program. The program has allocated $200,000 tax dollars to the project for the next fiscal year. This is in addition to the $100,000 that the program has already spent towards purchasing privately owned civilian firearms.
Marshall hoped to extend the program, which is slated to expire July 1. Evidently, the fact that the Delaware Senate had already put aside enough money in its budget for the upcoming year was not enough to tempt the senators into voting for SB 204 again. Sen. Dave Lawson (Rep) lead those opposed to the bill by acquiring a 13-9 vote to end SB 204, freeing up the $200,000 for other purposes.
You can find a full list of who voted for what here. Republican senators voted roughly along party lines, with only one republican voting for the bill. The democrats were split approximately 50-50 on the issue.
Delaware must have a lot of extra money to spend.
I wonder how many dollars were spent on private firearms purchases in Delaware during that period.
It was a joke here. They turned in old stolen guns and got CASH (no questions asked) and bought newer, better ones.
I remember reading about one gun buyback program that was giving out something like $200-250 per firearm, no questions asked. The first people in line were a handful of dealers with boxes of rusty old paperweights and they drained all the cash.
Not a single functioning weapon was taken off the streets but these dealers made out good! I was laughing my head off!
I know a few dealers that do that! It’s either stuff they can’t sell (due to melt laws) or wouldn’t want to sell anyway due to condition. In other words, total junk.