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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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 guns 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...
The most useless days of my life were spent in Milwaukee in October 2000.
Yeah, well I’m calling for a program to teach African-American holy men to preach to their young people sermons like (for the young women): “How To Hold An Aspirin Between Your Knees” and (for the young men): “Stop Beatin’ On White Folks—You’ll Live Longer”.
Hmmmm. How can they act to prevent violence? I admit, I'm stumped. Clearly they believe blaming the guns is the right choice.
Barnum was a pessimist, and underestimated his market, even taking into consideration the increase in population.
Or, public schooling is doing a better job of creating mindless idiots than in Barnum’s time.
Maybe a bit of both.
If the pastors manage to make this happen, it will be an excellent opportunity to obtain some nice guns on the cheap, and maybe make some money on old junkers that you have collected for the purpose.
One event in Racine shelled out $350 for BB guns that cost $120 on sale at Walmart:
What a bargain! I could trade a nice HK-93 (I KNOW it is NOT an "assault weapon", but it DOES fit what they mean by the term) for a $200 gift card, along with a Glock-23 for another $100; sell those cards at a street discount, and have enough to go to Cabela's and by a spiffy MosinNagant! What a deal! What a country! What BS!
BTW, somebody needs to tell them that they can not "buy back" what they never sold in the first place!
Family Dollar gift cards: 50¢ for a 40; 25¢ for a 16 oz; 10¢ for a 12 oz; 2¢ for a "stubby"? About in keeping with their magnanimity with gun "prices".
Poor taste in cheap clothes?
I got it, I got it, they’re all wearing shoes?
To these homeboys, charity begins at the federal spigot.
And that comes from the cracka tax, and rhymes with bigot,
You racist white devil, cough it up now, a-fo you get it!