letters | not just about guns

More than P.R.

JORGE MARTINEZ’S comments are spot-on “that every gun you get off the street is a small victory” (“Success of gun buyback programs is debated,” Metro, Feb 13).

It may be public relations, and it may make people feel good, but it also does more. I was involved in a buyback in the 1990s in Hyde Square where we used it as an organizing tool to involve the community.

Bill Allan