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Gun buyback continues on Saturday

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Bridgeport’s gun buyback program, which has taken more than 730 firearms off the streets since December, will continue on  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the police department’s Community Services Division, 1395 Sylvan Avenue.

More than $150,000 in cash and grocer gift cards has been raised from businesses and private donations to fund the program, and the city is accepting donation to continue the program.

More than three dozen assault weapons have been turned in so far.

“Every gun that’s turned in is one less gun that could be used to kill or injure someone,” said Mayor Finch. “This effort has been an amazing success and we want to keep it going as long as people want to turn in their guns.”

Donations to the gun buyback fund are welcome and members of the public who wish to donate can send a check to RYASAP Gun Buyback Fund, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.

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  1. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

    The term “Well Regulated” in the Second Amendment meant “Well Manned and Equipped ” in 1791 as was determined in the 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

    United States v. Miller also determined that the term “Arms” refers to “Ordinary Military Weapons” (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapons that a soldier carries into battle. That includes past, present and future weapons. A Militia consisted of armed volunteers willing to fight with their personal arms and not under government control.

    The 2008 Heller v. Washington DC decision reaffirmed that the Right to Bear Arms was an Individual right. The 2010 McDonald v. Chicago decision reaffirmed it yet again and made it clear that it applies to every state, every city and every town in the United States.

    To limit the Second Amendment to muskets would be the equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to writings in quill pens.

    Liberty is worth the risk of death!