Skip to comments.‘Awash in guns’ — St. Louis leaders ask residents to hand in guns for cash
Posted on 12/25/2017 10:24:26 AM PST by Simon Green
St. Louis city leaders hope that a program to give cash in exchange for guns Saturday will help curb the citys increasing violence.
But experts say gun buybacks while popular are ineffective.
That doesnt sway the St. Louis mayor.
Frankly, if we get one, or two, or 10 guns off the street that would have been used in a serious crime, I will consider that a success, Mayor Lyda Krewson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There is not one thing that we can do that will solve this. We have to do a lot of different things on a lot of different levels. Gun buyback is just one of those things.
St. Louis area residents handing guns over to authorities can get $200 for assault rifles and guns with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds, $150 for shotguns and rifles, and $100 for handguns.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports hundreds of people have already turned out for the weekend buyback.
All guns must be unloaded when turned in, and the buyback is anonymous.
The buyback effort was announced by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Department of Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards earlier this month. The idea, they said, is to encourage the public to hand in guns they suspect could be used in a crime.
Im trying to reach good people that are willing to turn in guns that are perhaps in their homes unlawfully, good people like neighbors that have seen children walking the street with guns, Edwards said.
As of Friday, St. Louis had 203 homicides this year a 21-year high.
Describing a region awash in guns, Krewson urged city residents to report crimes.
The level of violence in our city is at a crisis level, Krewson said.
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Useless feelgood waste of taxpayer's money.
Bet there are some bargains to be had.
Maybe these moronic community “leaders” should ask the criminals to turn theirs in first?
I can’t hardly tolerate stupid liberal crap that is a waste anymore.
Largely an opportunity for people to get paid for junk.
I wionder if it has dawned on the Mayor that the problem is really gangs, drugs and a lawless underclass?
Guns are the tools used to commit violence. Remove guns and then knives become the ‘problem’.
Banlieue 13 may be the only answer....nothing else seems to have worked.
Keep your Guns. Youre awash in CRIMINALS. Turn them in.
Nothing like low expectations! All they'll get off the streets is junk and guns owned by the law abiding.
If you apply the same liberal logic that is used on families who have lost a loved one due to an illegal alien (someone else would have killed them) then I guess another gun would have been used in a murder, right?
Wonder what success they would have if they offered a dollar
incentive for information leading to the arrest and conviction
If the place is awash in guns, I shall proceed there posthaste with a sponge, a towel, and a bar of soap.
I wish to wash in guns.
That makes me wishy-washy.
Awash in Criminals St. Louis victims ask residents to hand in evidence for prosecution.
This is an interesting implicit assumption to notice.
The gang that goes around calling itself liberal today, so sadly often isn’t liberal. It’s greedy. For control.
At the same time, there is much about America’s past Christian culture that present day conservatives are not conserving.
Political tags such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
---Robert A. Heinlein
Most of the counties in the country are awash in guns without a problem. Only certain demographics have a problem with being awash in guns.
They should check the ballistics of any gun turned in that has a street value that's higher than the buyback price.
The money was donated and most of the guns turned in were from pawnshop owners getting rid of junk that they couldn't sell for the amount they were given by the buyback program.
The money ran out quick. It's a pretty good racket!
I read about one buyback in Detroit where people were fastening a length of metal pipe to a block of wood and selling them back as shotguns. No questions asked!
More law-abiding black citizens need to be armed and trained.
Reading the hogwash that oozes outta the media (so-called) is what’s DEPLORABLE!
One would have to think there are few, if any out there w/the necessary means to “grok” the truth!
But, myself, I know there are Real American writers out there who grok it! And they publish cries for the truth constantly.
Unfortunately, their cries go mainly unheard, their responses to this situation still being beyond “pc” for most.
Everybody has their own level of pc! Notwithstanding what we read from the best of our leaders. No more pc? BS!
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