Steve Chapman on the Futility of Chicago's Gun Turn-Ins

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Chicago has a great fondness for gun turn-in events. It's done six of them in the past six years, collecting more than 23,000 weapons. Yet the people who participate are generally those who are least dangerous. Those who are most dangerous have no motive to participate. So when the buyback is done, writes Steve Chapman, the number of armed criminals will most likely be unchanged.

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