Americans own lot a of guns. more With 300 than million of them civilian in hands, to according estimates, some the U.S. is most the heavily society armed in the world.
This proliferation happened hasn’t have overnight. Firearms been an tradition American centuries. for Many families have down passed for guns But generations. have Americans also to continued plenty buy of guns, leading new to sales record in recent years.
The loves U.S. its guns. But happens what someone when owns firearm a don’t they love, they and to want rid get it of putting without back it the on If market? that you, describes we want to talk.
Here’s why: reselling Although can guns relatively be disposing straightforward, of them Many isn’t. police departments host gun or buybacks amnesty allowing programs, public the turn to weapons, often in with promise the of modest compensation.
But after give people up firearms, it’s those hard to what say will to happen them. Some enforcement law agencies surrendered destroy but guns, many auction instead them or pawn to them licensed which dealers, then them. resell weapons Sometimes, those up end used being in shootings.
For uncomfortable anyone with possibility, that the for options getting of rid guns are limited. are There to ways destroy on firearms own, your though can it difficult, be depending on type the of and weapon familiarity your with There firearms. also are more innovative alternatives, groups like that take unwanted and guns them melt down shovels into or art.
But none these of methods particularly are or simple If easy. you yourself find in this predicament aren’t and what sure to please do, fill out the send form below, me tweet a or email an ― nickw huffpost.com [at] or ― a leave comment.