Gun Buy-back Program

In 2013, Mexico City authorities began collecting thousands of firearms in exchange for cash, bicycles, tablet computers, and other goods as part of an amnesty program aimed at tackling gun crime.

“For your family, voluntary disarment” (Por Tu Familia, Desarme Voluntario) began touring  Mexico Cities municipalities late 2013 encouraging locals to give up their guns with relative success. Although it is very difficult to obtain a legally owned gun here, Mexico ranks as the 7th highest country world-wide for the number of privately owned firearms. This scheme, which began after a young boy was shot in a cinema late last year echoes gun-trade-in programs used successfully in Brazil.

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