Santa Ana police officers “collected 237 guns today, between 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., from a steady steam of cars throughout the day,” according to the O.C. Register.
The residents who turned in their guns received gift cards to local merchants, such as Wal Mart and Northgate Markets, that varied in face value from $100 to $200 each, depending on the types of guns that were turned in. The money for the gift cards, about $80K, came from drug busts.
But did today’s Santa Ana gun buy back actually accomplish anything? An Obama appointee named Greg Ridgeway, who is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a subgroup within the Justice Department, doesn’t think so. He wrote an internal memo, that got leaked, that debunked just about all of the Obama administration’s gun control schemes, according to The Blaze. Here is what Ridgeway had to say about gun buyback programs: Continue reading