City Councilors Pass Resolution Regarding Planned Gun Buyback


(Providence, RI)--There is pushback on a gun buyback program from the Providence City Council.WPRI-TV reports the council passed a resolution Thursday night asking Prov Mayor Jorge Elorza and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa to strip a promise of amnesty for the planned event on Saturday, or cancel it otherwise.Five councilors voted in favor, three were opposed and four councilors abstained from voting, while three others were absent from the meeting.The concern is that not running ballistic tests on the weapons will lead to unsolved crimes, but city officials say without the amnesty promise, it'll be harder to get them off the streets.

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