Though well-intentioned, gun buyback programs miss the mark

Rifles are turned in during a 2012 gun buyback program in Camden, New Jersey. April Saul/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

This editorial was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer

During Prohibition, newsreels shown at movie theaters often included footage of police or federal authorities smashing bottles of wine, beer, and other booze confiscated from a bootlegger or illegally run speakeasy.

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