CO Anti-Gun Group Cancels Buyback Due to New Background Check LawsSubmitted by Chris Cheesecurdski on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 17:42
"You have to love the irony in this one. According to a report from KOAA, anti-gun groups in Colorado were forced to cancel a gun buyback event due to new laws passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
The law states that all transfers of firearms must go through a federally licensed firearms dealer who will then proceed to perform a background check for each transfer.
If Together Colorado, the group planning the event, had wanted the buyback to take place they would have had to host it at a gun shop. Then, for each transfer they would need to pay money and go through a time consuming background check…for every firearm.
Due to these restrictions the buyback was canceled at the request of a local sheriff, Joe Pelle.
According to KOAA,"
...The computer systems are not portable and could not be used at the sheriff's compound where the buyback was planned next month.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports the group would have to find a licensed firearms dealer to hold the event and then pay the dealer for each transaction, which would be too expensive and too difficult...