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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Wed February 20, 2013
Could Sports be the Ticket to Gun Control?
Today we continue our ongoing conversation about gun control and gun reform with a focus on gun buyback programs.
Programs across the state--and country--offer gun owners cash, gift certificates, among other things, in exchange for their firearms. So would tickets to high profile sporting events, like a Celtics or Red Sox game, be enough of an incentive for people to hand in their guns?
To find out if a program like this could work in the Bay State, Callie Crossley spoke to Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean of Research at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences & Humanities--he also heads the special commission on gun violence in Boston.