Gun-group raises funds from buy-back event
(CHICAGO) -- A gun group is using its payout from Chicago's annual gun buy-back event to send children to a shooting camp -- a move that has been criticized by the city's police department.
Approximately 60 guns and several BB guns were given to police by the Champaign-based gun group Guns Save Life during the gun buy-back last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/MhqXuI).The bleating is hysterical. The police officials running the event honestly expect us to believe that they think gang members will turn in their illegal firearms at these events. Now, I don't know about the rest of y'all, but the only firearms I have ever seen at these "buybacks" are either rusty old piles of sh*t, pot metal crap, or the occassional war trophy. I don't know that I've ever seen a single polymer handgun on one of the "junk on the bunk" shots...
The group, Guns Save Life, raised over $6,000, with which they purchased BB guns and training rifles and sent kids to NRA-sponsored firearms camps. Folks, this will do 100X more good towards reducing gun violence than any "buyback" program ever dreamed of doing. There's 100 kids going to a camp to learn about handling firearms safely - that's 100 kids that will, at the very least, know better than to pick up a firearm and point it at a playmate.
Good on you, guys, good on you.
That is all.