Skip to comments.'Fed up' Milwaukee pastors call for gun buyback program
Posted on 10/14/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by rellimpank
A group of Milwaukee pastors and their supporters gathered Monday morning at a local coffee shop to implore city officials to sponsor a gun buyback program, which they say could remove weapons from the city's streets and reduce violence in their neighborhoods.
"We are here today because we are fed up," said the Rev. John McVicker Sr., pastor at Christ the King Baptist Church. "There have been far too many senseless shootings in our city, many resulting in homicide."
The pastors have asked the city to allot $50,000 in its 2014 budget to initiate a one-time, anonymous gun buyback, where residents could safely turn over unwanted weapons. People would receive $100 gift cards for giving up handguns and rifles and $200 gift cards for giving up assault weapons. The buyback could be held at churches in ZIP codes with the most violence.
The group is determined to do something about the violence, said the Rev. Mose Fuller, pastor of St. Timothy Community Baptist Church.
"If they say no, we're going to do it anyhow," Fuller said, noting that his church was part of a community-led gun buyback program in 2005 that collected hundreds of guns. "People are tired of the violence."
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The pastors must have a boat load of old weapons that they want to turn into cash so they can buy more modern weapons...
No pastor of any church to which I belonged would have done this. It’s beyond the scope of their mission statement.
I suppose these “pastors” will be want a Beer Buyback Program next.
Hmm. There is something that all of these people have in common. Besides hating freedom and worshiping 0bama and being idiots. What could it be?
The ‘Frican pastors need to make sweeps of their ‘hoods to collect illegal weapons and get Bammy to come to their ‘hoods to speak to H0lder’s peeps to get them on the straight and narrow.
My pastor has indicated that he is all for folks having guns - avid hunter himself. He doesn't waste time addressing the congregation with it though - Jesus is the prime message.
Why don’t these alleged “pastors” put up some of the fleeced flock money if “guns” are such a problem?
My guess is they have done a poor job of “pastoring” their flocks and despite all their “preaching” nothing changes or is it their preaching that causes the “gun” to run out and kill a human.
Forrest was right STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!
Woe unto you preachers!
maybe these preacher boys should be explaining what sin is and the impact of it.
time to hold their congregations accountable for their actions.
>> “There have been far too many senseless shootings in our city, many resulting in homicide.”
Go for the gold then, pastor!
And don’t ever stop to wonder if a “gun buyback” addresses the real problem. Or if it would be effective at reducing gun homicides.
No, asking intellectually honest questions would kill the buzz!
Ya forgot Okie-Dokie, Bambozzle, Mumbo-Jumbo, Hoodwink.
The Jive is good though.
Methinks the pastors should ask for private donations to fund this gun buyback. If their cause is worthy, then they’ll get the support they need. If not, then so be it. We’ve gotta stop the demand for OPM (Other People’s Money) for every cause under the sun. Think something is worthwhile? Spend you own money on it or ask for charity. It’s called morality (something these “pastors” should understand).
Anybody thought about getting them off welfare, raising their kids, giving their kids lasting Christian values, making marriage a staple of their communities, plus policing and cleaning up their neighborhoods?
Making sure the Trayvons of the congregation got a fair shake...
He doesn’t waste time addressing the congregation with it though - Jesus is the prime message.
I bet half of them have a gun in their car
I have no idea of what the rate of people being shot in Milwaukee is right now, but infants in this neighborhood demographic are dying at a rate of two per week due to their mothers rolling over on them while asleep.
Mark Belling (WISN talk radio host) is the only person saying anything about this.
The biggest problem I have with what this pastor is doing is that he is missing the whole message of the bible and Christ.
A “Christian” pastor doesn’t see the guns as the problem. Rather, he sees the hearts of men as the problem. He then attacks the problem. And Jesus didn’t come to save physical lives. He came and died to save souls.
At the end of the day, this pastor’s position is more than concerning to me because of its foundational flaws.
Their race is irrelevant. So long as they don’t require OPM (Other People’s Money) they should be free to do as many gun buybacks as they desire. It’s no business of mine so long as they don’t reach in my pocketbook to steal the money for their causes. Shoot (LOL). I might even donate to a gun buyback if they make a good enough case for one, but my concern is they’re not asking for charity. They’re taking. Plenty of whites do the same.
They can’t do math either. $50,000 is 500 firearms, 250 if they happen to qualify as “assault weapons”, whatever that might mean at the moment. That might cover the Ladies’ Needlepoint Society but I doubt it will make much of a dent in the ‘hood.
I don't think they are "fed up" to the point where they'll try any of that, but it's a nice thought.
Say, I have a better idea. How about turning in the punks you know who are committing all the gun violence. You do realize that criminals commit the violence and one gun, to them, is as good as the next?
Correlation, not causeation, but indicative that they're probably Democrats wich is relevant
So long as they dont require OPM (Other Peoples Money) they should be free to do as many gun buybacks as they desire
They way I read it is that they want the CITY (read taxpayers) to fund this atrocity.
Maybe they ought to teach their men to keep their peckers in their pants and their women not to dance like hoochie mamas. Maybe they ought really preach the gospel Jesus Christ and not the gospel of social justice.
They can buy all the guns they want but they will still be up to their butts in barbarians.
Jibber Jabber...would also work rather well.....
As always, these “buy backs” are ridiculous. The only guns that will be turned in are:
1) Guns owned by miguided, non-violent people who would never have used the guns to commit violence anyway, but have been fooled into believing that turning in their guns will somehow reduce violence.
2) Guns brought in by widows who don’t know what to do with their late husbands’ gun collections. They will usually receive only a small fraction of what they could get from a local gun shop.
3) Non working guns owned by thugs and gang members, who will use the money they receive to buy better guns.
4) Stolen guns or guns used in crimes, turned in (for cash) by thugs taking advantage of the “no questions asked” policy.
I believe a “Thug Buy Back Program” would be far more effectivve in reducing violence. Parents or neighbors could bring in local thugs and gang members and exchange them for cash.
But the violence is not so bad that they're willing to put their own funds behind their idea.
Now I get it. Your compassion is touching, Pastors.
I’m guessing about a 25% skim on this scam from that august body of theologians.
When was it that the Rev. Al gave up his oh so trendy sweat suits. I know it’s been a long while see was sporting the down with the peeps look.
Pastors demand Milwaukee launch gun buyback program
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Can we buy the pastors and send them to china?
“Hmm. There is something that all of these people have in common. Besides hating freedom and worshiping 0bama and being idiots. What could it be?”
from occupied ga: “They way I read it is that they want the CITY (read taxpayers) to fund this atrocity.”
That’s my beef with the gun buyback. We can debate whether or not these things are effective. I personally think they’re a waste of time, but I respect those who disagree.
I also agree these are very likely loyal Democrats. Again, I respect their right to be anti-gun. That’s not the issue for me. The issue for me is that they want to rob my pocketbook for their pet causes. I didn’t like it any better when President Bush wanted $30 billion for AIDS in Africa.
This gun buyback explains why the country is so polarized these days. It’s bad enough that the left wants to impose their views on everyone else, but they also want us to pay for the process. They use the power of government to seize our property and our liberty, and then they have the gall to expect us to be all civil about it.
Again, there are very few causes that couldn’t be done on a private, voluntary basis. Student loans, feeding the poor, housing, free clinics, etc. could all be done like that, but it’s so much easier for the left to simply pawn these tasks off on government. They not only like spending OPM but they put the onus on government to do the work for them, too.
Going out and asking for voluntary donations, selling the plan to other people, and then working the actual buyback, that’s too much like real work.
My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my guns for what I said I paid for them.
>>>My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my guns for what I said I paid for them.<<<
Easy solution. Leave them all to me! :)
Do these phonies know “buy backs” have been proved to be ineffective? Do they even care? They will say anything but the truth: Lock up criminals (of whatever color) who illegally use guns.
Looks like an NAACP convention.
Unfortunately "loyal Democrat" is synonymous with "want to rob my pocketbook for their pet causes." which is why I said that their being democrats WAS relevant.
Ineffective is a fact. First off anti-gunners don't dislike guns as such. They hate guns in the hands of anyone other than the government's JBTs. To reach this end, facts don't matter to anti-gunners. Anti-gunners don't base their attitudes on rational thought and facts, but on emotion.
They're not open to logic. The can't be reasoned with. They can't be bargained with. The feel no pity, remorse, or fear. They just won't stop until everyone but their beloved police are disarmed and helpless OR we're killed by their beloved police "resisting arrest" OR they and a sufficient number of theri goons are killed.
They want the city to fund their idea. Why can’t they fund their own buy-back?
Wife-Beater Tee-Shirt Buy Back Program any one??
Come on, gang-bangers need to dump the guns they stole from their honest neighbors and they want CASH for those guns. Pawn shops ask for ID - but these stupid 'we love the criminal - buybacks' don't ask for ID...
That makes a difference. That's why criminals especially black criminals love buybacks.
Then they can buy a couple of nice ones and a few brewskies to go with 'em. Maybe even a few bucks for the them women they have kids with - who might donate a five to the church. What goes around comes around...