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Boston buys back just one (1) gun!


Campaign Veteran
Jan 15, 2007

The Walsh administration’s much-touted gun buyback program has taken in just one firearm so far this year — a stunning drop from the more than 400 that came in last year, putting police woefully behind last year’s pace in the overall number of guns they’re removing from the street, a Herald review found.

Boston police say the program is still active and funded — though a spokesman couldn’t say to what level — and Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday renewed his call for residents to turn over firearms in exchange for gift cards valued from $100 to $200.

But police officials couldn’t say why they’ve taken in just one gun in 2015 after claiming 410 last year.

“There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” police spokesman officer James Kenneally said. “As long as there’s funding, it’s an option we can provide to community members.”

I love it! I'm just giddy over the explanation: “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago”

Well, Duh!

That's the best they can come up with to explain why only one person traded a gun for a gift card?

I'm not sure but it seems to me that in addition to everything else Ma gun owners are probably doing something right in educating the public.

stay safe.


Founder's Club Member
Nov 15, 2006
Fairfax Co., VA
It's obvious. They got all the guns off the street last year.

The project was a complete success.


My first thought was that all the paramilitary house-to-house searches after the marathon bombing snapped the residents of Boston out of their complacency.

OC for ME

Regular Member
Jan 6, 2010
White Oak Plantation
...or, that the cops collected the guns, as evidence, in alleged anti-government activities, which will be returned, if required, after the investigations into anti-government activities are completed.