Skip to comments.Gun group takes 'junk' guns to Chicago for trade-in(IL)
Posted on 07/05/2012 5:54:40 AM PDT by marktwain
CHICAGO - Last weekend, members of a downstate Illinois pro-gun group drove to Chicago, handed in about 60 weapons to the city's trade-in program and walked out with more than $6,200 in gift cards.
While the city program is meant to reduce the number of deadly weapons in Chicago, the guns traded in were rusted, damaged and, according to the group, pretty much useless.
Police said the group is taking advantage of a program intended to take firearms off the street. Members of Guns Save Life, in Champaign County, countered that they are putting the money to good use - to purchase ammunition and firearms for a youth program that teaches gun safety and marksmanship. The group also traded in BB guns and starter pistols.
"We just took advantage of Chicago's induced, artificial market on rusty junk," said John Boch, the group's president.
The city collected 5,500 weapons at city churches June 23. Police handed out out a $100 gift card per firearm and a $10 gift card for a BB gun or replica.
Guns Save Life has done the same thing twice before, and most of the weapons are of little value and are collecting dust in the closet of members or relatives. Boch said the guns were so beaten and worn that one of them, a shotgun, broke while being inspected by a police officer. The group did not get a gift card for that gun.
"Some of them are about 100 years old," he said. "They are rusty. Some have been in fires. It's just junk."
A few of the guns did work, Boch said, but they were damaged or could malfunction and would be dangerous to use.
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The liberals just get so upset when they are exposed as fools. It’s so fun to watch!
Funny how the police have to say silly ass liberal BS like “this program is designed to take guns off the street”, when most cops are conservative and support gun rights. At least in my town that’s the case.
Libs think nothing of taking advantage of legitimate programs, gaming the system, etc. but when conservatives, or gun owners, or pro-life groups manage to get an advantage out of participating in a program (especially something like this that libs approve of), then they are screaming ‘not fair’, ‘cheaters’, etc.
ROFL! The big-city libtards are STILL pissing their panties about how their oh-so-holy “gun buyback” program was used to finance gun training! More pro-gun groups ought to do this!
Use the left to destroy the left.
That’s a great idea. Any type of gun club could probably put together a nice collection of useless firearms from their members. I know I have a couple of POS in my safe that I can’t ethically sell to another shooter but would have no trouble letting some libtards “buy-back” from me.
Somebody tell the CPD their job is to TAKE THE CRIMINALS OFF OF THE STREET!
NOT to ensure a defenseless citizenry!
the group has done down state Illinois a civic service. These guns will never kill again any more down staters. ;-)