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Gun Safety Group Uses Firearm Roundup To Its Benefit

July 3, 2012 by  

Gun Safety Group Uses Firearm Roundup To Its Benefit
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A gun rights group used an anti-gun initiative to fund firearm education.

A National Rifle Association youth group used a gun buyback initiative in Chicago to raise money for a youth shooting camp.

On June 23, Chicago held a gun buyback called “Don’t Kill A Dream, Save A Life.” The Chicago Police Department program pays $100 for guns and $10 for BB guns, air guns or replica firearms turned in with no questions asked. The money is given in the form of a Visa debit card.

The gun rights group Guns Save Lives, based about three hours south of Chicago, saw the buyback as a perfect opportunity to get rid of non-operational and unsafe firearms while raising money for youth shooting programs, according to MSNBC.

The gun freedom advocates netted a reported $6,240 to fund gun-education initiatives, having turned in about 2,360 of the total 5,500 guns collected.

“This was rusty, non-firing junk that we turned in,” John Boch, president of Guns Save Lives, told Chicago Sun-Times. “We are redirecting funds from people who would work against the private ownership of firearms to help introduce the next generation to shooting safely and responsibly.”

Some Chicago officials, however, didn’t appreciate the gun rights group’s actions.

“We host the gun turn-in event on an annual basis to encourage residents to turn in their guns so we can take guns off the street and it’s unfortunate that this group is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities,” Melissa Stratton, a police spokeswoman, told the newspaper.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • TIME

    Hey – Hey – My – My – Will this Bull Sh*t ever die?

    No, and why is that?

    YOU have allowed it to fester. YOU allowed it to grow out of control. Lets look at a like example, You have weeds in your yard, do you;

    A, just let them grow?

    B, Pull them out by the roots?

    C, Use something that kills them for 6 months?

    D, Use something that kills them for ever?

    The NRA is a total sham, and it has been for years, so too is the “DE FACTO CRIMINAL form of Gov” that we have in this country.

    So, will YOU all just sit back and say: “It can’t happen here” yet again?

    If so I got some really BAD NEWS for you all.

    By Mid 2013 many types of GUNS and Ammo and Clips – will be outlawed and this TIME your not going to get a RERIEVE.
    THIS time ITS GOING TO BE FOR Good.

    So the question remains, what wil YOU do?

    Peace and Love

    • http://personalliberty kal

      What plant do you live on. Do you not realize that communism is NOT the American dream Freedom is. Now go kill someone with you car and look up the data on violent crime. Yes it goes down every year.

      • TIME

        Dear Kai,

        Man o man are you a totaly wack OFF…

        Its obvious you can’t understand what I posted – of what is clear enough for a 5 year old. Too bad you missed out on that simple comprehension class.

        All I can say is if its Mindless idiots like you that I would be defending, I would rather shoot myself, NO – Oh wait, what ever you do don’t have children!

        peace and Love

      • Opal the Gem

        “Man o man are you a totaly wack OFF…”

        Time you have described yourself perfectly. Both your posts are so twisted and convoluted a person can read anything they want into them without even having to strain a brain cell.

      • TIME

        Dear Opel Da Jem,

        And your what a Patriot? Yea that a bag of ring dings will get you a Gold Ding Dong Award with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

        My post is quite clear, and perhaps you should reframe from having children too! But I love you still Baby!

        Peace and Love

    • Huntman

      Hey TIME,
      You sound just like a commi from Russia. They always wanted us to disarm (and still do).
      Wait a minute, judging by your English, you ARE from Russia. What’s the matter? Missed some English classes in KGB school?

      • TIME

        Dear Huntman,

        (PERSONAL ATTACK REMOVED)

        Peace and Love

        • Breeze

          TIME, if you prefer to be a coward, it’s alright. Please, just stay out of the way.

      • TIME

        Dear Breeze,

        What part of my post are you confused most by?

        Perhaps this may be a start, where did I say that I want to take your guns away anywhere my post. NOT there BUBBA!

        Will the “De Facto Criminal” Gov that you call the United States do so?
        Yes – Indeed they will take away – not only your Guns but everything else. Is that beyond your ability to grasp? And it will make no differance if its the Omen, or the Mittie they are both owned by the same people.

        Personaly, I feel that every person should be trained to use a Gun in every nation world wide. Also that – every person be issued a GUN, with thousands of rounds per person. Why?

        There would be NO CRIME, plus the Criminals in the Government’s would not be acting like they are.

        But as I see from your post let alone the other CRACK heads, perhaps the American sheep farm is way to far gone!

        Perhaps the American people are just to stupid to live, hell you all have let the following happen with out any resistance whats so ever. The Patriot Act,
        The NDAA,
        Omen Care, – just for the record, all of these ACTS strip the American people of their PRECEIVED RIGHTS within the Amendments to the Constitution.

        And yet – You want me to get out of your way; Why is that again?

        Hell You’re doing nothing but paying for your own enslavement!

        If you think that the NRA has your best interest in mind – your not just mindless your just bloody well stupid! They sold you out a long TIME ago.

        Peace and Love

        • Breeze

          What did I say about the NRA? You are making things up in your cloudy little brain. I am not a member of the NRA, but with GOA. I don’t see that you have done anything and are quite content to live on your knees, doing the biding of whatever the government tells you. In my book, THAT is a coward.

    • Art

      Man what ever your smoking I want some, what a nut case

      • TIME

        Dear Art,

        So what are you smoking?

        Peace and Love

      • Ken

        They just don’t see it TIME….I applaud your effort.

        Sailing on this ship of fools….

    • Meteorlady

      So Time – I’m an NRA member and I an licensed to conceal carry. What’s you problem with that? I’m 5’7″ and weight 130 lbs. You actually believe I could fight someone off? I can’t and it didn’t have to when I was accosted by 3 Mexicans in the local Mall parking lot. I pulled the gun, they ran like cowards.

      So Explain this to me – Chicago has some of the strictest gun control law in the US and their murder rate is totally out of control? Maybe because the criminal are armed and the citizens are not? How about Washington DC? How about Switzerland where everyone is required to own, know how to use and take care of a weapon. Their crime rate is relatively low.

      If I follow the logic of gun control freaks, which is nil to none, then pencils misspell words…..

  • tim

    Stupid wench cop doesn’t know or understand that thier using the money to promote gun safety. She’s just got her head up her azz with the same old cops can have guns but citizens can’t!!!!!!!!! Another commie cop!!!!!!!! Let’s take em away so we can control them, aint happenin in our neighborhood!!!!

  • cawmun cents

    It’s so they can teach them to quit killing each other and concentrate on teaching them to kill the white man…….haw!
    The truth hurts,but its still funny.
    Cheers!
    CC.

  • http://Personallibertyalerts Greg Smith

    I love to see antifreedom nuts money used for a good purpose, freedom.

  • CZ52

    Gun buy back programs stupid.
    Taking the anti-gun peoples money and using it for firearm safty education PRICELESS.

  • Breeze

    What a great idea. Everybody should learn to shoot. It’s fun and a great skill to learn. It can keep us free!”DE OPPRESSO LIBER”.

  • 45caliber

    I can’t understand why the police spokeswoman was unhappy. It worked exactly as she said it was designed to do. It got unsafe guns off the streets. Just because the money was then used for training youth in gun safety didn’t change that. Further, by training them, they were able to make the youth less likely to engage in play with a real gun and harm someone.

  • chester

    The police department was unhappy because what they got were NOT well maintained, actually usable weapons, AND the money didn’t go to supply more drugs for her and her compatriots to steal from the dealers to resell, then do it all over again. Instead, it went to help children, regardless of skin color, learn SAFE firearms handling and gain some actual shooting skills. Have never had a lesson on any of the above in my life, other than going out with my dad to see how many squirrels we could bring back, plus a little target shooting, and a bit less time on an actual rifle range when I went through boot camp, oh so many years ago. Imagine I can still outshoot a lot of these kids if you will let me have the old military version M-1, or a Garand, either one.

  • Freedoms Patriot

    Two questions for all the,

    PRO-GENOCIDAL, DELUSIONAL MENTALLY DEFICIENT GUN CONTROL MORONS;

    Since I am willing to FIGHT, DIE, and not least of all KILL YOU to keep my 2nd Amendment RIGHTS, the first question is are you willing to KILL ME to TRY and Take it away?

    Second Question; Since you are obviously a COWARDLY and an IDIOT for not being armed and a piss poor Patriot for not being one of the almost over night ready 300 million Man Militia that Created our Great Nation, HOW can you do anything except run your mouth and expose sheer STUPIDITY by announcing your WEAKNESS!

    I am sure our Founding Fathers would ask the same questions, but with far more ELOQUENCE!

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    AS A GUN OWNER, I THINK GUN “BUY-BACK” PROGRAMS ARE “SMOKESCREENS” FOR REMOVING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF NEGRO MALES. NOT ALL NEGRO-MALE-GUN OWNERS ARE VIOLENT. PEOPLE LOVE GUNS. PEOPLE WILL A-L-W-A-Y-S HAVE GUNS. THE PROBLEM IS PEOPLE UTILIZING GUNS TO SETTLE STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. ONCE PEOPLE LEARN TO CONTROL THEIR EMOTIONS, THIS TALK ABOUT “GUN-BUY BACK” WILL “DIE-DOWN.”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • 45caliber

      I have to disagree with you. The idea is to remove as many guns as possible from the poor. They want to make them as defenseless as possible. The real problem with these programs is that they refuse to allow the police to check the guns before they are destroyed. As a result, this is a good way for burglars to get rid of some of their loot without fear of being traced for fair money. The ones running this program know it. It isn’t meant to target any minority group nor will it go away as long as they can encourage the theives to sell them the swag they steal.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “45caliber,”

        I LIVE IN THE METROPOLITAN-MEMPHIS AREA. THE CITY OF MEMPHIS HAS AN OVER-EIGHTY PERCENT NEGRO POPULATION. Memphis Police Department FREQUENTLY SPONSORS “GUN-BUYBACK” PROGRAMS. A FEW YEARS AGO [AT LEAST] MEMPHIS WAS SECOND – AFTER DETROIT – FOR VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICA. RACE DEFINITELY PLAYS A PART. “45caliber,” YOUR COMMENTS SUGGEST YOU LIVE IN A MAJORITY-CAUCASIAN AREA.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • CZ52

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON, I lived in Memphis several years and question your 80% figure. Even if the 80% is correct 45 still is right in his assessment of who is being targeted namely the poor. Just because Memphis has a large negro population that just means there are more poor negroes there with the emphasis on POOR. If you go to a city with a small negro population that has a gun buy back program the poor are still who is targeted.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “CZ52,”

        EITHER, YOU ARE LYING OR YOU LIVED IN Shelby County OR YOU LIVED IN MEMPHIS DURING THE 1800s. I STAND BY MY COMMENTS. MEMPHIS NEGROES K-N-O-W WHEN Memphis Police Department HAS A “GUN-BUYBACK INITIATIVE,” THE GOAL IS TO GET GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF NEGROES. NEGROES IN MEMPHIS ARE TREATED LIKE “SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS” IN THEIR OWN CITY.

        WHEN CAUCASIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD COME TO MEMPHIS FOR, “Elvis Week,” NEGROES ARE MISTREATED BY Memphis Police FOR MERELY WALKING DOWN THE STREET NEAR Beale Street AND Graceland. I KNOW HOW CAUCASIANS FEEL ABOUT NEGRO MALES WITH GUNS, SIR.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • Jibbs

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON, I deliver to Memphis 6 days a week and come in contact with hundreds of black people everyday, and a lot of them on Madison st. off the 240 bypass and I often go to B.B.Kings on Beal st. to eat and catch the blue’s bands when I’m their overnight. Hell, most of the Negro’s I come in contact with are legal gun owners and some of them are cops….I think you might want to rethink what you wrote……

        I may be wrong, but I think you are too, it’s the same in most big citie’s(white, black or pink poor people) and the target. I lived in Chicago for 46 years and it’s the same bull$h!t.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Jibbs,”

        I ASSUME YOU ARE CAUCASIAN. YOU AND “CZ52″ ARE NOT NEGRO. SINCE YOU MENTIONED Beale Street, Beale Street IS VERY UNFRIENDLY TO MEMPHIS NEGROES. PEOPLE IN MEMPHIS TREAT CAUCASIANS LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS. SINCE YOU ARE A DELIVERY DRIVER, YOU WILL A-L-W-A-Y-S BE TREATED NICELY; MEMPHIS WANTS YOUR MONEY. ANYONE WHO HAS 24/7 ACCESS TO MEMPHIS WILL AGREE WITH MY COMMENTS.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.754 Benjamin Fox

    People who are armed are citizens, those without arms are slaves, they who want gun control are blind idiots, gun laws are ink on paper and a waste of time, those who are lawless don’t pay attention to the law or the paper the ink is used on. Wake up America, the second ammendment was written to protect us from a out of control, dictatorship government.

  • JimH

    Turn in an old rusted up piece of junk in and use the money for a down payment on a “new” gun.
    By the way, the people that would turn in their gun is NOT the person you need to worry about.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “JimH,”

      THANK YOU, SIR. YOU ARE ON POINT.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • http://Personallibertyalerts Greg

    At least in this country we have the right to peacefully discuss issues such as gun control. Pray for America.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I FEEL A NEED TO MAKE THIS COMMENT. I ASSUME I AM THE ONLY NEGRO IN THIS THREAD. “CZ52″ UPSET ME. CAUCASIANS WHO LIVE IN THE SMALL TOWNS WITHIN Shelby County, Tennessee ARE EMBARASSED OF MEMPHIS. Shelby County CAUCASIANS OFTEN LIE TO OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTRY (AND, THE WORLD) ABOUT HOW “GOOD” THINGS ARE IN, MEMPHIS. THAT IS A LIE. PERIOD. RACIAL PREJUDICE IS RAMPANT IN MEMPHIS – LIKE, A RABID DOG. Martin Luther King Jr.’s MURDER MADE MEMPHIS WORSE – NOT, BETTER.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • Jibbs

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:
      July 5, 2012 at 5:16 am
      I FEEL A NEED TO MAKE THIS COMMENT. I ASSUME I AM THE ONLY NEGRO IN THIS THREAD. “CZ52″ UPSET ME. CAUCASIANS WHO LIVE IN THE SMALL TOWNS WITHIN Shelby County, Tennessee ARE EMBARASSED OF MEMPHIS. Shelby County CAUCASIANS OFTEN LIE TO OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTRY (AND, THE WORLD) ABOUT HOW “GOOD” THINGS ARE IN, MEMPHIS. THAT IS A LIE. PERIOD. RACIAL PREJUDICE IS RAMPANT IN MEMPHIS – LIKE, A RABID DOG. Martin Luther King Jr.’s MURDER MADE MEMPHIS WORSE – NOT, BETTER.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      ______________________________________________________________________
      After that rant, I’ll call you a liar! Of all the place’s we deliver, I choose and love going to Memphis!! I think you might a some kind of deep seated hatred deep down inside you.

      I’m at the Turner Dairy Monday thru Saturday after 7am and I’d love to see you make that claim in front of all the cool black cats I come in contact with there and on the street(male & female, young and old). I’ll bet they will give you a huge tongue lashing. I read the paper there and it’s the same as I’ve read in any other big citiy.Sheeeeeese!

      All big citie’s have rough hoods, where have you been?
      They will call you a liar also……I’ll bank on them.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Jibbs,”

        OBVIOUSLY, YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND NEGRO BEHAVIOR. NEGROES CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR IN THE PRESENCE OF CAUCASIANS. SIR, SURELY YOU ARE NOT SO NAIVE TO BELIEVE NEGROES DO NOT SAY HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT CAUCASIANS WHEN THEY ARE OUT OF “EYE/EAR-SHOT.” “Jibbs,” THOSE NEGROES YOU MET WERE FAKING. BEING ABLE TO SOCIALIZE WITH CAUCASIANS MAKES NEGROES FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. [Why do you think we have "black-on-black" crime? It is about self-hatred. When a Negro joins the middle-/upper-classes, their FIRST move is to IMITATE things that Caucasians do. Not that long ago, sir, a "black" man and a "white" man in Memphis could not go to Beale Street together and have a beer. When Memphis Grizzlies play, downtown looks like a war-zone with the heavy police presence to protect Caucasians in the area. "Jibbs," you definitely have the wrong impression of Memphis]. AGAIN, I STAND BY A-L-L OF MY COMMENTS.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • sabulaman

    C.A.H., what is your sollution?

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “sabulaman,”

      IT WAS NOT MY GOAL TO GET INTO A DISCUSSION ABOUT MEMPHIS. YET, “CZ52,” “STRUCK A CHORD” IN ME. THIS ISSUE IS A “HOT” ISSUE IN THE MEMPHIS-NEGRO COMMUNITY. A STRANGER WOULD THINK MEMPHIS IS “TWO CITIES” AFTER HEARING NEGROES TALK ABOUT MEMPHIS AND CAUCASIANS TALK ABOUT MEMPHIS. MANY NEGROES IN MEMPHIS HAVE GUNS. ALTHOUGH I BELIEVE MOST NEGROES HAVE “LEGAL” GUNS, THERE ARE A LOT OF MEMPHIS NEGROES WITH “ILLEGAL” GUNS. “sabulaman,” THE ISSUE OF SLAVERY IS IMPORTANT TO NEGROES. BECAUSE SLAVES COULD NOT OWN GUNS, THE AVERAGE-CONTEMPORARY-NEGRO MALE DOES NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY IN WHICH ONLY CAUCASIAN MALES [I am keeping it masculine] HAVE GUNS. MANY NEGROES ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR GUN BEING “ILLEGAL.”

      THIS IS WHY I MADE MY INITIAL COMMENTS. “GUN-BUYBACK” PROGRAMS DO NOT WORK IN MAJORITY-NEGRO AREAS. SINCE MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS THREAD ARE CAUCASIAN, I WILL SAY THIS. WHENEVER I SEE National Rifle Association IN THE MEDIA, A “CAUCASIAN FACE” IS ALWAYS PRESENTED. THIS PRESENTATION RE-ENFORCES NEGRO VIEWS ABOUT CAUCASIANS NOT WANTING US TO HAVE GUNS. SO, “sabulaman,” IF THERE IS A SOLUTION, IT WILL NOT BE FOR THE “BETTERMENT” OF NEGROES. AMERICAN SOCIETY CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE VIEW, “only white men are supposed to have guns.”

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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