Friday, April 26, 2013

AZ:How much did Tucson's Gun Turn In "buyback" Cost?

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Gun activist Ken Rineer says Tucson's January 8th gun buy back was a waste of taxpayer money.

He says the 45 officers who worked at the event and who took the guns to be destroyed, cost the taxpayers nearly $10,000.

"We used over 40 officers to take care of a 'turn-in' that realized no benefit," he says.

He was able to get a copy of the Tucson Police Department's Special Operation's Plan for the Ward 6 Gun Buy Back.

The plan outlines the purpose, mission and areas of operations. It also assigns officers to various tasks and concludes with a wrap up of the event.

At the end, it estimates the cost at $9,910.

Rineer uses that figure to tally the taxpayer cost.

"I would prefer law enforcement do law enforcement," he says. "Not baby sitting a bunch of people standing in line to turn in a firearm."

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Link to first hand account of Tucson gun turn in (buyback)

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