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