“I wish you guys would … have talked to us/CeaseFire about this before moving forward,” Fascitelli said in an email to King County Executive Dow Constantine and a Mayor’s Office staffer. “The overwhelming research shows that buybacks generally don’t work well and are a waste of resources and are mocked by the NRA.

“We will be lucky to get a few thousand or more guns back, … many of which don’t work too well in a country where there are almost 2 million guns, Fascitelli continued in an email provided to seattlepi.com following a public records request. He went on to wonder why the buyback supporters “do kneejerk standalone stuff” instead of a coordinated campaign.

Responding to Fascitelli’s email – though not to the CeaseFire president directly – McGinn Chief of Staff Julie McCoy described Fascitelli’s concerns as “ridiculous” in an email to other Mayor’s Office staff.

via McGinn’s office ignored leading gun control group in buyback effort – seattlepi.com.

So you have a Gun Control group admitting that Gun Buybacks are a waste, the chief of staff for Seattle’s mayor calling them ridiculous…. and they actually have no idea how many guns are in this country.

Shall we tell Ceasefire that it is not 2 million guns but some 300+ millions in the hands of civilians in the US? You know, that is a boatload of Gift Cards right there. Make mine from Bownells or MidwayUSA.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Gun Buybacks: Admitting the Problem is a Good First Step.”
  1. I think what he meant to imply was that there are 2 million ‘assault weapons’ (still an under estimate). You know, because those are the ones that kill people…

    Wait, did I just attempt to defend Fascitelli? God I feel dirty. :-/

  2. “We will be lucky to get a few thousand or more guns back….” (additional emphasis added)

    Back? Since when did anti-gunners like McGinn and Fascitelli ever own “a few thousand or more guns”? To get them “back”, you must first own them AND give/sell them away.

    The whole event was a fiasco anyway. McGinn fell over himself justifying it as getting “dangerous” guns “off the street” and preventing illicit, no-background-check sales that take place “under the over-pass”, only to hold the no-questions-asked “buyback” … wait for it … under the over-pass.

    That’s some EPIC irony, right there.

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