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					GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS-­‐	
  A	
  MODEL	
  
 GUN	
  BUYBACK	
  PROGRAM	
  	
  




               JANUARY	
  2013	
  
HOW	
  DID	
  I	
  (WE)	
  GET	
  HERE?	
  
                                Background	
  
                                Gun	
  Buybacks	
  
•  Gun	
  buybacks	
  have	
  existed	
  for	
  over	
  30	
  years	
  

•  They	
  are	
  o8en	
  cri9cized	
  for	
  
    –  Failing	
  to	
  a>ract	
  criminals	
  
    –  Failing	
  to	
  decrease	
  crime	
  or	
  violence	
  
    –  Failing	
  to	
  collect	
  the	
  types	
  of	
  guns	
  used	
  in	
  
       criminal	
  acts	
  
    –  Being	
  unable	
  to	
  make	
  a	
  dent	
  in	
  the	
  huge	
  #	
  of	
  
       American	
  guns	
  	
  
GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  PROGRAM	
  IN	
  ALLEGHENY	
  COUNTY,	
  PA.	
  
	
  COLLECTS	
  OVER	
  11,000	
  WEAPONS	
  SINCE	
  1994,	
  
	
  LEAVING	
  PITTSBURGH	
  AS	
  ONE	
  OF	
  
THE	
  SAFEST	
  CITIES	
  IN	
  THE	
  RUSTBELT/MIDWEST	
  OF	
  THE	
  USA	
  
                                Background	
  
             IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  Sponsored	
  an	
  annual	
  gun	
  buyback	
  program	
  for	
  
   greater	
  Central	
  Massachuse>s	
  region	
  for	
  11	
  
   consecu9ve	
  years	
  (2002-­‐2012)	
  
•  Goals	
  of	
  this	
  program	
  
    –  1)	
  Remove	
  unwanted	
  improperly	
  stored	
  guns	
  from	
  homes	
  
    –  2)	
  Educate	
  the	
  community	
  about	
  the	
  increased	
  risk	
  of	
  
       gun-­‐related	
  injuries	
  in	
  the	
  home	
  and	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  
       safe	
  gun	
  storage	
  
    –  3)	
  Iden9fy	
  individuals	
  possessing	
  improperly	
  stored	
  guns	
  
       at	
  home	
  and	
  provide	
  them	
  with	
  safety	
  informa9on	
  and	
  
       alterna9ves	
  
                            Background	
  
            IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  Event	
  is	
  held	
  at	
  the	
  Worcester	
  Police	
  	
  and	
  
   DPH	
  headquarters	
  
•  Two	
  Saturdays	
  in	
  December	
  
•  Adver9sements	
  done	
  via	
  
    –  Local	
  newspaper	
  
    –  Radio	
  
    –  Television	
  
    –  SOCIAL	
  MEDIA	
  
                               Background	
  
              IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  Yearly	
  funding	
  
    –  IFC-­‐W/	
  UMASS	
  MEMORIAL	
  HEALTH	
  CARE	
  SYSTEM-­‐	
  
       $5K	
  
    –  Corporate-­‐	
  	
  approximately	
  $5-­‐10K	
  
    –  Smaller	
  dona9ons	
  
        •    Department	
  of	
  Surgery	
  
        •    Department	
  of	
  Pediatrics	
  
        •    Department	
  of	
  Emergency	
  Medicine	
  
        •    Individuals	
  
•  All	
  par9cipants	
  receive	
  immunity	
  and	
  anonymity	
  
G4G	
  2011	
  
                                     Setup	
  
            IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  Par9cipants	
  enter	
  the	
  COLLECTION	
  sta9on	
  
   –  	
  Concealed	
  and	
  carry	
  laws	
  suspended	
  by	
  DA	
  to	
  allow	
  
      for	
  transport	
  of	
  weapons	
  with	
  impunity	
  
   –  Police	
  officers	
  inspect	
  and	
  take	
  the	
  guns	
  
   –  Proceed	
  to	
  the	
  lobby	
  and	
  receive	
  a	
  voucher	
  for	
  each	
  
      gun	
  
        •  Rifle	
  =	
  $25	
  
        •  Pistol	
  or	
  Revolver	
  =	
  $50	
  
        •  Automa9c	
  or	
  Semiautoma9c	
  =	
  $75	
  
   –  Invited	
  to	
  complete	
  an	
  anonymous	
  survey	
  	
  
   –  Those	
  with	
  remaining	
  guns	
  receive	
  counseling	
  about	
  
      gun	
  storage	
  and	
  free	
  gun	
  locks	
  
                                            Surveys	
  
                  IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  17	
  ques9on	
  survey	
  

•  Over	
  2002-­‐2009	
  
    –  534	
  total	
  survey	
  
       par9cipants	
  
    –  68%	
  learned	
  about	
  the	
  
       program	
  from	
  the	
  
       newspaper	
  
    –  85%	
  survey	
  
       par9cipa9on	
  rate	
  	
  
                                    Results	
  
             IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  2/3	
  returned	
  their	
  gun	
  for	
  safety	
  reasons	
  
    –  Most	
  commonly	
  ci9ng	
  children	
  in	
  the	
  home	
  
    –  Others	
  were	
  afraid	
  of	
  the	
  gun	
  or	
  had	
  a	
  previous	
  
       bad	
  experience	
  with	
  a	
  gun	
  
    –  20%	
  of	
  par9cipants	
  knew	
  someone	
  injured	
  or	
  
       killed	
  by	
  a	
  firearm	
  

•  	
  10%	
  reported	
  wan9ng	
  gi8	
  cer9ficates	
  
                                  Results	
  
            IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  54%	
  admi>ed	
  to	
  having	
  addi9onal	
  firearms	
  
   at	
  home	
  
•  Of	
  those	
  with	
  addi9onal	
  firearms	
  
    –  12%	
  kept	
  the	
  gun	
  loaded	
  
    –  7%	
  kept	
  the	
  gun	
  unlocked	
  
•  36%	
  of	
  homes	
  had	
  children	
  under	
  14	
  living	
  
   there	
  or	
  visi9ng	
  at	
  least	
  weekly	
  	
  
                                Results	
  
           IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  


•  Individuals	
  iden9fied	
  with	
  remaining	
  firearms	
  
   received	
  	
  
   –  Focused	
  discussion	
  about	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  gun	
  
      safety	
  
   –  Gun	
  safety	
  educa9onal	
  materials	
  
   –  Gun	
  locks	
  for	
  any	
  unlocked	
  guns	
  at	
  home	
  (OVER	
  
      1000	
  DISTRIBUTED)	
  
                Results	
  
IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
                           Incidence of Penetrating Trauma by MA City per 1,000 population
                                               January - October 2012

Patient's City of Residence                      Population Estimate €                       Jan - Oct 2012*                Incidence/1,000 pop.


Boston                                           617,594                                             355
                                                                                                                                                     0.57

Brockton                                         93,810                                               65
                                                                                                                                                     0.69

Fall River                                       88,857                                               39
                                                                                                                                                     0.44

Lawrence                                         76,377                                               51
                                                                                                                                                     0.67

Lowell                                           106,519                                              43
                                                                                                                                                     0.40

Lynn                                             90,329                                               28
                                                                                                                                                     0.31

New Bedford                                      95,072                                               41
                                                                                                                                                     0.43

Springfield                                      153,060                                             177
                                                                                                                                                     1.16

Worcester                                        181,045                                              55
                                                                                                                                                     0.30

€ Source: US Census 2010


* Source: Weapon Related Injury Surveillance System, Injury Surveillance Program, Bureau of Health Information, Statistics, Research, and Evaluation, MA Dept. of Public Health
                   Future	
  Projects	
  
        IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  An	
  art	
  project	
  is	
  in	
  
   development	
  using	
  the	
  
   metal	
  from	
  the	
  guns	
  
   collected	
  
                          Guns	
  for	
  Art	
  History	
  
           "	
  ArVsts	
  of	
  a	
  Different	
  Caliber."	
  1997.	
  	
  
Hewle\	
  Gallery,	
  Carnegie	
  Mellon	
  University.	
  Pi\sburgh.	
  	
  
                         GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
•  How	
  to	
  G4G	
  Video	
  	
  
•  Short	
  version	
  for	
  
   promoVng	
  interest	
  
•  Long	
  Version	
  to	
  teach	
  
   counterparts	
  in	
  various	
  
   ciVes-­‐	
  law	
  enforcement,	
  
   DA,	
  DPH,	
  corporate	
  
   sponsors	
  the	
  who,	
  what	
  
   when,	
  where	
  and	
  why	
  
   of	
  the	
  program	
  
                         Future	
  Projects	
  
                IFC	
  Worcester	
  GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  
                                      NATIONWIDE-­‐	
  Discussed	
  with	
  IFC	
  partners	
  in	
  
                                      Atlanta,	
  Charleston,	
  Harmord,	
  New	
  Haven,	
  
                                      Phoenix,	
  Minneapolis,	
  Chicago,	
  Bal9more,	
  
•    GO	
  STATEWIDE	
                Pi>sburgh,	
  Rochester	
  
                                      Met	
  with	
  Officials	
  at	
  the	
  DOJ	
  in	
  Washington,	
  
                                      D.C.	
  as	
  well	
  as	
  with	
  U.S.	
  Congressmen	
  Jim	
  
•    GO	
  REGIONAL	
                 McGovern	
  (Central	
  Ma.)	
  and	
  Carolyn	
  
                                      McCarthy	
  (LI,	
  NY)	
  
•    GO	
  NATIONAL	
                 Sent	
  proposals	
  for	
  funding	
  to	
  several	
  na9onal	
  
                                      retailers	
  and	
  founda9ons	
  (i.e.	
  BLOOMBERG,	
  
•    NATIONAL	
  GUN	
                JOYCE)	
  
                                                    GO	
  NATIONAL	
  ?????	
  
     BUYBACK	
  DAY	
  	
  
       GOODS	
  FOR	
  GUNS	
  GUN	
  BUYBACK	
  
                  PROGRAM-­‐	
  
                 CONCLUSIONS	
  
GUN	
  BUYBACKS	
  ARE	
  	
  REPRODUCIBLE	
  COMMUNITY-­‐	
  BASED,	
  
  COALTION-­‐DRIVEN	
  EFFORTS	
  TO	
  :	
  

•  1)	
  EDUCATE	
  ABOUT	
  GUN	
  SAFETY	
  AND	
  THE	
  
   RESPONSIBILITY	
  OF	
  GUN	
  OWNERSHIP	
  
•  2)	
  RAISE	
  PUBLIC	
  AWARENESS	
  ABOUT	
  FIREARM	
  
   INJURIES	
  
•  3)	
  REDUCE	
  THE	
  #	
  OF	
  CIRCULATING	
  FIREARMS	
  
•  4)	
  CREATE	
  LASTING	
  RELATIONSHIPS	
  BETWEEN	
  
   MEDICAL	
  FACILITIES,	
  THE	
  LAW	
  ENFORCEMENT	
  /
   JUDICIAL	
  COMMUNITY	
  AND	
  THE	
  COMMUNITY	
  AT	
  
   LARGE	
  
COMMON	
  GROUND	
  GUN	
  REGULATION	
  
•    Acknowledging	
  that	
  the	
  2nd	
  Amendment	
  grants	
  an	
                    •    Magazine	
  clips	
  should	
  be	
  limited	
  to	
  no	
  more	
  than	
  	
  
     inalienable	
  right	
  to	
  own	
  a	
  firearm,	
  but	
  that	
  with	
                 SIX	
  
     that	
  right	
  comes	
  the	
  responsibility	
  of	
  knowing	
  how	
             •    Gun	
  purchases	
  should	
  be	
  limited	
  to	
  2/year	
  
     to	
  safely	
  operate	
  and	
  store	
  the	
  weapon	
  
                                                                                           •    Hollow	
  point	
  or	
  Kevlar	
  penetra9ng	
  ammuni9on	
  
•    No	
  firearm	
  should	
  be	
  purchased	
  unless	
  the	
  owner	
                      should	
  not	
  be	
  available	
  for	
  civilian	
  use	
  
     passes	
  a	
  licensure	
  process	
  that	
  shows	
  a	
  basic	
  set	
  of	
     •    The	
  well	
  pa9ent	
  visit	
  should	
  include	
  a	
  ques9on	
  
     skills,	
  a	
  knowledge	
  of	
  gun	
  safety,	
  and	
  the	
  pledge	
  to	
          about	
  gun	
  ownership	
  and	
  storage,	
  as	
  it	
  is	
  
     store	
  the	
  weapon	
  locked,	
  unloaded	
  and	
  away	
  from	
  
     children	
                                                                                 es9mated	
  that	
  over	
  50%	
  of	
  American	
  households	
  
                                                                                                have	
  a	
  firearm	
  and	
  that	
  the	
  discussion	
  of	
  safe	
  
•    Firearm	
  owners	
  should	
  be	
  required	
  to	
  purchase	
                          storage	
  is	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  most	
  vital	
  injury	
  preven9on	
  
     insurance	
  similar	
  to	
  the	
  liability	
  requirement	
  when	
                    ques9ons	
  that	
  could	
  be	
  asked	
  by	
  the	
  physician	
  
     buying	
  a	
  car	
                                                                       (there	
  is	
  a	
  slew	
  of	
  movements	
  across	
  the	
  country	
  
•    All	
  firearm	
  purchases	
  should	
  be	
  accompanied	
  by	
  a	
                     by	
  gun	
  right	
  ac9vists	
  to	
  prohibit	
  physicians	
  from	
  
     background	
  check	
  involving	
  the	
  use	
  of	
  a	
  na9onal	
                     ini9a9ng	
  this	
  line	
  of	
  ques9oning)	
  
     data	
  base	
  that	
  all	
  50	
  states	
  must	
  par9cipate	
  in	
  and	
      •    Reinstate	
  Federal	
  funding	
  for	
  CDC	
  research	
  on	
  gun	
  
     include	
  in	
  the	
  data	
  submi>ed	
  informa9on	
  about	
                          violence	
  and	
  gun	
  buy	
  back	
  programs	
  
     past	
  histories	
  of	
  mental	
  illness,	
  domes9c	
  abuse,	
  or	
            •    A	
  Na9onal	
  Gun	
  Buyback	
  Day	
  could	
  help	
  raise	
  
     violent	
  outbursts	
                                                                     awareness	
  of	
  the	
  need	
  for	
  both	
  responsible	
  gun	
  
•    Military	
  type	
  assault	
  rifles	
  should	
  not	
  be	
  available	
                 ownership	
  and	
  free	
  discussion	
  of	
  gun	
  ownership	
  as	
  
     for	
  civilian	
  use	
  without	
  stringent	
  proof	
  of	
  necessity	
               part	
  of	
  the	
  doctor-­‐pa9ent	
  rela9onship.	
  This	
  would	
  
     and	
  military	
  training	
                                                              coincide	
  with	
  Na9onal	
  Ask	
  Day	
  on	
  the	
  last	
  day	
  of	
  
                                                                                                school	
  in	
  June.	
  
                                                G4G	
  

•  Look	
  at	
  the	
  stonecu>er	
  
   hammering	
  away	
  at	
  his	
  
   rock,	
  perhaps	
  a	
  hundred	
  
   9mes	
  without	
  so	
  much	
  a	
  
   crack	
  showing	
  in	
  it.	
  Yet	
  at	
  
   the	
  101st	
  blow	
  it	
  will	
  split	
  
   in	
  two,	
  and	
  I	
  know	
  it	
  was	
  
   not	
  the	
  last	
  blow	
  that	
  did	
  
   it,	
  but	
  all	
  that	
  had	
  gone	
  
   before.	
  	
  
?
    FOR	
  MORE	
  INFO-­‐	
  
    www.injuryfree.org	
  
    see	
  Worcester	
  site	
  

				
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