San Francisco gun buyback in the Bayview a success! 70 guns off of the streets including 5 assault weapons and... http://t.co/a81JTBypGP
— Malia Cohen (@MaliaCohen) December 14, 2013
What we do know is that the Bayview SFPD have taken roughly 150 (give or take) guns out of the hands of criminals over the course of the year through their exemplary police work. And that's just the Bayview station. As I wrote last week, we already know that gun buybacks don't significantly affect homicide or suicide rates and are little more than good PR. What does work is enforcement and good police work like what we see happening in the Bayview SFPD.