Va. chief defends gun buy-back program


By Peter Dujardin
The Daily Press

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Police Chief James Fox is fully aware of the argument that gun buy-back programs don't do much to quell violence.

But scrambling to cut a city murder rate that has surged this year, Fox is looking for answers. And he said a Dec. 15 buyback program could be a small part of the solution to a big problem.

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