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Gunbusters Firearms Pulverizer System Awarded Patent

Gunbusters LLC has announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,890,994 for its Gunbusters Firearms Pulverizer System. The system is designed to provide a safe, simple, and secure means to dispose of unneeded confiscated and surrendered firearms.

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The Fallacy of Gun Buyback Programs

What you usually see in any gun buyback program is elderly people turning in old junk guns from some closet or garage where they have sat gathering dust for many years.

Ariz. Law Requires Police to Sell Buyback Guns

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Monday aimed specifically at halting Tucson's practice of allowing police to destroy guns that people voluntarily surrender through buyback programs.

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

Los Angeles law enforcement officials including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended an event marking the crushing of 3,469 pounds of weapons mostly used in crimes. Pieces of the weapons will be incorporated into a "peace angel" sculpture at the Boyle Heights Tech Center. Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

LAPD Gun Buyback Program Nets 1,700 Weapons

A gun buyback program that trades gift cards for firearms netted nearly 1,700 weapons in Los Angeles, including 40 assault-style weapons and a rifle with a grenade launcher, officials said Monday.

St. Louis Police Board Nixes Gun Buyback Program with Tie Vote

Board President Chris Goodson said he was against the idea because last year's buyback didn't prevent this year's rising murder rate. "I'm trying to understand what the benefit is," he told Isom. "If it's to reduce crime, it doesn't seem to have an effect."

Harlem Gun Buyback Program Nets 744 Firearms

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said New Yorkers set a new record for guns surrendered in one day when they carted 744 revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, sawed-off shotguns, assault weapons and rifles into the houses of worship.