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Would You Turn In Your Guns For A Beyoncé Concert?

February 27, 2013 by  

Would You Turn In Your Guns For A Beyoncé Concert?
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What would it take for you to take your guns up to the local police station and turn them in? A $100 gift card? Some free gasoline?

Michael “Blue” Williams, who heads up a hip hop music company called Family Tree Entertainment, wants to make disarming Americans more fashionable among the younger set, particularly among blacks and Latinos aged 16 to 36.

“That’s the audience they need to reach out for, the ones who are carrying the guns and committing the crimes,” Williams said.

He thinks that can be accomplished by offering mentorships and concert tickets to the hottest new shows in return for guns. Among the tickets up for grabs could be a set to Barack Obama darling and recent headline grabber Beyoncé’s world tour concert. It isn’t clear at this time whether Beyoncé or any other pop stars have agreed to get involved.

According to MSNBC, William’s program, “Guns For Greatness,” is already being considered by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly; but the commissioner wants to study the proposal further before implementing the program.

If New York implements the program, however, it would be one of the first private-sector gun collection initiatives to spring up in the Nation.

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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  • Marie

    NOT for 17 trillion $$$$$$. where do you get these STUPID questions.

    • Vicki

      Not exactly Sam’s questions :) He is just observing the fact that some people are busy offering just those things.

      Of course the real plan is to “reach out for, the ones who are carrying the guns and committing the crimes,” and encouraging them to steal guns to turn in for concert tickets.

      You can bet that these private gun buybacks are not going to ask questions.

      Now I wonder what these liberals would think if they knew about the plan to eliminate private gun sales. I guess it is true that the liberal left hand has no idea what the liberal right hand is doing.

      • JimH

        I wouldn’t walk across the street to watch a free Beyonc’e concert.
        Does someone think the dangerous people are going to give up their gun to see a concert?
        The people who would give up a gun for a concert ticket, aren’t the ones you need to worry about.
        The streets won’t be safer.

      • Vicki

        The criminals won’t be giving up THEIR guns, they will be giving up OPG (other peoples guns)

  • Wanda Piety

    In my humble opinion, anyone brain dead enough to do what this story suggests, deserves what happens to them when trouble comes knocking at their door, and they need their guns. What a bunch of bleeding heart idiots!!!!!

  • Christine

    Michael “Blue” Williams, what would it take for you to give up your freedom of speech? How about your right to protest, is that worth a couple of tickets to Beyonce? I’m just throwing some things out here to think about. Michael, what is the monetary value of your Constitutional Right to Vote? Have you considered what that’s worth? Would that be worth more or less than a couple of concert tickets? I’m really curious, I would like you to respond Michael “Blue” Williams.

  • Christine

    Wait a second here, you mean the criminals and gangs would NOT exchange their fire power for concert tickets? OH MY, I’m shocked!! I guess the next thing you’re going to tell me is that if I’m being attacked; vomiting, urinating or telling my attacker I’m menustrating WON’T make a difference. Cuz, I’ve been practicing ;-D
    ;-P. LOL

  • Jana

    NO!

    • Vigilant

      Ditto!

  • http://Facebook.com Jessy Matthews

    This Is Pathetic Who Will Want To Give Up There Life Long Freedom For A Stupid One Time Teeny Boper Show Stared By An Illuminati Like Really People Freedom Comes First Not Some One Time Freak Show

  • Beata

    REALLY! I totally agree with the fact that young latinos & blacks might give up a gun (which they don’t legally own anyway) for a ticket to see this “junk”. It might be a good idea.
    I personally wouldn’t even.

    • cawmun cents

      Or….
      Uncharacteristically of them as an “ethnic group”,they may decide to go and steal or willfully abscond with somebody else’s gun.
      Or borrow cousins throw away to obtain concert tickets.
      Which of course will infuriate cousin and cause him to become violent.
      Are these factors included in this scheme?
      One has to take the worst case scenario into consideration dont they?
      Nope…let them eat lead…for concert tickets.
      What moronic person would do this beside someone who is totally bereft of their senses?
      Why….Beyonce’ would……which shows you how little the rich and shameless care for their adoring public.
      Cheers!
      -CC.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Randy Cramer” [Facebook],

    IT IS QUITE REVEALING HOW Personal Libertarians CAN VIEW YOUR Facebook publication OF THE WORDS, [expletives deleted] BUT, WE AT Personal Liberty Digest WOULD BE CENSORED. MONTHS AGO, Personal Libertarian Larry Conley WAS CENSORED FOR TYPING THE WORD, “d**k;” I WAS CENSORED FOR CALLING, deerinwater, A “DUMB J****S.”

    Bob Livingston SHOULD REALIZE IT IS NOT FAIR FOR Personal Libertarians TO BE ABLE TO SEE WORDS UTILIZED BY Facebook users, OF WHICH, WE CAN NOT USE.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON,

      You write: “IT IS QUITE REVEALING HOW Personal Libertarians CAN VIEW YOUR Facebook publication OF THE WORDS, [expletives deleted] BUT, WE AT Personal Liberty Digest WOULD BE CENSORED.” Facebook moderation is different from our site moderation. We are still working at getting it better. Sometimes these are slipping through the cracks but we remove them as soon as we can.

      You write: “Bob Livingston SHOULD REALIZE IT IS NOT FAIR FOR Personal Libertarians TO BE ABLE TO SEE WORDS UTILIZED BY Facebook users, OF WHICH, WE CAN NOT USE.” My question to you is: Why do you feel the need to use offensive words and feel “it is not fair” that your posts have words removed that I and others find offensive? Is your vocabulary really that small? If so, purchase a thesaurus.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Vigilant

        Good words, Mr. Livingston. Horton thinks that coarsening the conversation with gratuitous obscenities is some sort of Libertarian thing.

        His complete self-centeredness is obvious from his use of capital letters to shout his meaningless points. He’s been told a number of times that the use of all caps is the equivalent of in-your-face shouting, but he disregards it or, more likely, purposely does it because he knows it’s offensive to many people.

        He fits the descrition of a sociopath: a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

      • Vigilant

        Make that “desription,”

      • Vigilant

        Then again, how about “description.” There, got it right that time.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        Bob Livingston,

        I WAS CALLING ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE OF FAIRNESS. I HAVE NEVER USED THE WORDS “Randy Cramer” USED ON THIS SITE; BUT, I WAS CENSORED AND HE WAS NOT. [I saw Mr. Cramer's comment on the day he posted].

        I SEE, EVERY TIME YOU REPLY TO ME, “Vigilant” HAS TO BE YOUR BACKUP. BUT, YOU HAVE NOT CENSORED HIM FOR POSTING MY Stranger comments … INTERESTING.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vigilant” – YOU HAVE ANOTHER MESSAGE ON MY Stranger Page. [FEEL FREE to publish it; you seem to enjoy the sleaze. By the way, my original Stranger comment to you has a post date of 22 February. So, you assumed your supporters are dumb since you LIED on 24 February with your [sic], ” … your comment above proves I’m right.” If you are going to lie on someone, “Vigilant,” make sure the date-stamp backs you up]. FOOL!

      • Vigilant

        Pot calling the kettle black, eh Horton? What happened to your promise not to address me ever again?

        But then, I can’t expect honesty from [personal attack has been removed]

  • Martin

    I hope that America doesn’t get rid of it’s guns and then they can all shoot one another and die? Speeding up natural selection. Except Beyonce who is the best thing that’s ever happened to anyone ever.

  • nylie

    so why don’t we start stating facts that majority of white men are pedophiles. Hows does that sit with you? Besides why are so called blacks and Latinos put in the position. To have guns and live in poverty? You people disgust me! Sleepless and shallow.Carry on now…don’t forget to drink some fluoride.

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