Colorado Gun Buyback Event Cancelled Because of New Restrictive Gun Laws
According to “The Daily Boulder Camera” A planned gun buyback has been cancelled by a Boulder County, Colorado. “The bottom line is what we anticipated doing would still be legal — but procedurally we can’t follow through with it at this time,” Sheriff Joe Pelle said this week. The state’s strict new gun laws make the logistics of the Aug. 4 event all but impossible.
Colorado state law that took effect July 1 requires that all gun-holders submit to a background check.
InstaCheck systems (system used in background checks) is not mobile. Can’t be transported to the Sheriff’s compound where the buyback takes place.
“There were huge plans to make this work but reviewing the details of logistics just was not productive for everyone,” stated Sheriff Pelle.
“The idea was to collect guns and then immediately hand them over to the Sheriff’s Office for destruction,” The Boulder Daily Camera report adds. “Some of the remnants of the destroyed firearms would then be passed along to Boulder-area metalworking artist Jessica Adams to use for a sculpture aimed at creating gun violence awareness.”
Pelle added that Together Colorado can still do the August buyback — but only if they pass the required background checks.
“While he said he understands organizers may be disappointed, he said the ‘larger good’ is accomplished by the background check requirement,” the report adds.
Source:Beckett Adams theBlaze.com