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Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. Give credit to the level-headed police officer:

Portland police officers assisted with paperwork and processing the guns turned in to the foundation. Central Precinct Sgt. Tim Sessions said the police did not have a problem with the buyers on the sidewalk.

"They have a right to buy guns," Sessions said. "That's in the Constitution. So that doesn't bother me a bit."

Sessions dismissed the possibility that the sidewalk buyers would then sell to "undesirables. That's not the case. These people know what they're doing, They know the laws. They know they'd lose that right if they did sell to the undesirables."

Equally unlikely, said Sessions, who assisted the foundation with its guns buyback for nine years, is the notion that gang members would be among those turning in guns.

If these events provide an impetus for people to remove an unwanted and perhaps poorly-stored firearm from the home, that's a good thing. But it's a stretch to think they have any major effect on public safety in general, and it's unfortunate to see people disposing of property at a loss (especially if the food gift card was an important draw for them). Not to mention the possibility of a truly interesting firearm getting melted down...

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