By Shawn Graber
Last summer, I saved a Mossberg 500A 12-gauge shotgun from the gaping maw of state-assisted eviceration. A city here in Iowa was offering “CA$H 4 TEH EVIL BOOMSTICKS” with high hopes that the noble City Council would rescue the local citizens from getting shot by their malevolent, unattented firearms. The local police department had raised $1,700 by panhandling at local businesses, and the funds were used to purchase $100 grocery gift cards which would be traded for surrendered firearms. You did the math correctly . . .
The police department, over 12 months of fundraising, accumulated enough dough to purchase 17 evil terrorist assault guns from the trembling populace. The local chapter of First Responders matched the $1,700 already raised in a last-minute gambit to rid the streets of violent bloodshed for a total of $3,400. The 128,000 residents would be able to sleep easier knowing 34 guns had been melted down, never to haunt the alleyways and unlit parking lots of their fair city.
A few of my friends and I ran up to the community center to offer cash for the guns being surrendered. Many of the attendants preferred cash over the $100 Hy-Vee gift cards, but admitted …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns