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http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-02/news/ct-met-gun-buyback-backfire-0702-20120702_1_pro-gun-group-bb-gun-safety-and-marksmanship

Chicago's gun buyback helps group pay for youth shooting camp

Downstate group collects more than $6,200 in gift cards for old, damaged weapons

Last weekend, members of a downstate group drove to Chicago, handed in about 60 weapons as part of the city's trade-in program and walked out with more than $6,200 in gift cards.

While the city gun buyback program is meant to reduce the amount of deadly weapons in Chicago, the guns traded in were rusted, damaged and, according to the group, pretty much useless.

Police said the pro-gun group is taking advantage of a program intended to take firearms off the street. Officials from Guns Save Life, based in Champaign County, countered that they are putting the money to good use

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I don't know about a backfire..

I mean it's a gun camp, not dealers.. I'm betting the camp teaches how to safely operate guns, proper procedures, etc. I'd have no problem helping them out..

If you are gonna live in a culture with guns, then at least having people trained is the way to go..

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Yes it is the way to go, but I'm not sure that's what Chicago had in mind.

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Sounds like a complete waste of time to me.

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Buyback programs usually are.

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