Skip to comments.Group turns tables on Chicago gun turn-in, uses money for gun camp
Posted on 07/02/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Group turns tables on Chicago gun turn-in, uses money for gun camp
BY FRANK MAIN
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A Downstate pro-gun group says it turned payouts from Chicagos firearm buyback program last weekend into a fund-raiser for a youth summer camp a National Rifle Association shooting camp, that is.
The city collected 5,500 guns last Saturday in the annual buyback. The city gave out $100 MasterCard gift cards for each gun and $10 cards for BB guns and replicas.
Sixty of the guns and several BB guns were turned in by the Champaign-based Guns Save Life. In return, the group received $6,240 in gift cards, said John Boch, president of the group.
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GUNS SAVE A LIFE
I know that gun. That's one of them fully semi automatic assault weapons that shoots 5000 armor piercing, cop killing rounds per second and is the known gun of choice of criminals and terrorists.
Waaay to many fishing accidents out there. How about a legally airtight "I turned it in at a no-questions-asked police event years ago. So why are you asking me questions now?"
The UN tells us otherwise.
The futility of gun turn-ins
Don’t expect any criminal to be disarmed
June 17, 2012|Steve Chapman
The number of privately owned guns in America keeps rising, and at last count it totaled 270 million, or about one for every adult. But nationally, the homicide rate has fallen by half over the past two decades.
Contrary to Daley, most people who own guns never use them for anything but legal purposes (hunting, target shooting, self-defense). Contrary to Emanuel, the weapons this sort of venture yields are probably not the ones carried in the streets or the ones used in crimes. The reduction also represents a minuscule share of the firearms in the city, which may number over a million.
Think about it: Who is most likely to turn in a firearm for a $100 reward? Someone with 1) a cheap gun and 2) no criminal propensity say, Aunt Millie disposing of a rusty revolver her late husband left in the nightstand.
Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck noted in a 1996 book that when St. Louis did a gun buyback, those participating “were commonly middle-aged and 80 percent white, while those involved in gun violence in that city were mostly young and black.”
Criminals will have trouble finding any appeal in this offer. In the first place, their weapons may have cost far more than $100, as handguns and long guns of good quality usually do.
In the second place, thugs practice a trade in which a weapon is essential for doing business. A pistol used in the course of armed robberies will pay for itself many times over. A $100 gift card won’t.
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