Organizers have canceled a gun buyback at the request of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who said Colorado’s new gun laws would make the Aug. 4 event nearly impossible to stage.
A stricter law that went into effect July 1 requires buyers to go to a licensed firearms dealer and undergo a background check. The InstaCheck systems used in the checks are not mobile, which means they couldn’t be used at the sheriff’s compound where the buyback was planned.
Essentially, for the event to work, Pelle said the group would have to find a licensed firearms dealer to host the event and then pay the dealer per transaction, “which becomes very unproductive,” he said.
Mind you, the way that these gun buybacks usually operate isn’t all that much brighter, either – given that many people in the pro-gun community think of these things as a great way to safely dispose of their old, about to fall apart guns and get paid for it. That the current Democratic leadership of Colorado has made it impossible for responsible gun owners to thus levy an unofficial stupidity tax on gun control people is merely one more thing to hold against said leadership at the polls next year.