Government Sponsored Gun Buyback Programs Illegal In Indiana

Indiana legislature passed a law in 2014 that barred such activities.

I caught this information in an article of a couple doing their own private gun buyback to control guns or something. What this means is the state or any local government entities cannot use taxpayers money for gun buyback programs.

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly passed a bill, later signed into law, barring law enforcement and government agencies from conducting gun buyback programs.

At the time, the author of Senate Bill 2229, Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, said taxpayers shouldn’t fund the purchase of guns and then pay to destroy them.

“This is a win-win for responsible gun owners and law enforcement,” Tomes wrote in a statement in 2014. “It doesn’t make sense for law enforcement agencies to pay to destroy firearms and forego potential revenue.”

Tomes had hoped that weapons seized by law enforcement agencies could be auctioned to the highest bidder. Those funds, he maintained, would go to training activities and purchasing equipment like firearms, ammunition and bulletproof vests for local police departments.

H/T Hendricks County Flyer


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