Skip to comments.4,050 weapons off the streets
Posted on 05/09/2010 4:31:48 PM PDT by rellimpank
There were shiny six-shooter revolvers, polished wooden rifles, semiautomatic handguns, pistols, rifles and even two hand grenades.
In a citywide effort Saturday to try to curb the violence on Chicago streets, police collected more than 4,000 guns and other weapons in exchange for gift cards worth up to $100.
Residents frustrated by the gun violence that has long plagued their neighborhoods marched through the streets, many of them bereaved mothers who recited poems, sang songs and prayed for an end to the shooting.
"No mother should have to bury a son," said Vallie Smith, whose son, Mario Hines, 21, was shot to death in March. Hines had been arrested in 2007 for illegally carrying a handgun himself.
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2 AKs and 2 hand grenades were turned in.
Now the corrupt cops in Chicago got some new throw a ways
I’ve got an old crossman pump BB pistil that I gladly would have turned in for the $100 bucks...........
Today, once again, my guns killed no one.
Funny how that works.
they’ll sell the cash cards and buy better guns. that’s what they found out here.
Guns do not commit crimes — people do.
To a journalist slumming for headlines, ANYTHING can be an AK.
The usual misidentified weapon is an SKS, but in a pinch, they will make do with ANYTHING.
Wow! I am going to visit Chicago. I would like some new guns and they apparently there are thousands just lying around on the streets ready for anyone to pick up.
If anyone actually thought about these programs it would be obvious just how stupid they are but no one who is liberal actually thinks when it comes to guns. They simply react emotionally.
Of course murders will now cease in Chicago, right?
Two inert pieces of metal in the shape of grenades.
It’s an utterly useless exercise.
Nobody asks how many murders will never be solved because the evidence that would result in a conviction has been turned in and destroyed with amnesty given to the perpetrator.
They simply react emotionally.
Yes, and that is why they are liberals. It goes full circle.
Brooklyn, NY offered $200 bank card for turned in guns.
NY will be so much safer now.
I saw some nice Colt revolvers and a K98k Mauser turned in to be melted down, terrible.
Interesting angle but I always wondered the opposite. How many criminals with active bench warrants or other issues with the police would come anywhere near such an event?
Let’s see if the violent crime rate goes down in Chitcago.
Were they turned in to a valid FFL?
It was a sale right?
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