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Turn In All Of Your Guns And Get A Secret Free Gift, Police Urge Residents

Turn In Your Guns And Get A Free Gift, Police Urge Residents

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Citizens of one American city were asked to turn guns and ammunition over to police with the help of a local church.

Residents of the city — Greensboro, N.C. – also were encouraged to sign “a pledge of nonviolence.”

The event held on Nov. 14 was not a weapons buyback, because no money was exchanged for guns, police assured The Greensboro News & Record. Instead, the first 1,000 people who turned in weapons at Destiny Christian Center were to receive an unidentified small gift.

During the event any person over 18 years of age could turn in unloaded handguns, rifles or shotguns. After turning in the guns, people were asked to sign a pledge of nonviolence. Those who turned in the weapons were to remain anonymous.

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Police said they would then check to see if the guns were lost or stolen, and if they were, the guns would be returned to legal owners.

People who missed the event can turn in unwanted weapons by calling the Greensboro Police Department’s non-emergency line.

The gun turn-in and the nonviolence pledge are apparently part of the Greensboro Police Department’s effort to deal with a 68 percent increase in gun violence over the past year, The News & Record reported.

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Such program are more common than you think, and they sometimes get corporate sponsorship.

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The Wegmans supermarket chain donated $15,000 in gift cards for a gun buyback that was held by the Rochester, New York, Police Department. During that event, police traded $19,350 worth of Wegmans’ gift cards for 228 functional firearms, including 160 handguns, The Democrat & Chronicle newspaper reported. (The police department had donated $5,000 worth of gift cards.)

Gun buyback programs always are controversial, especially in light of Australia’s rigid gun control laws that started with a national mandatory gun buyback program during the mid-90s. Critics have labeled that program a mass confiscation of guns.

Not all Australians are fans of gun control.

“We are a nation of victims,” Senator David Leyonhjelm, who represents the state of New South Wales in Australia’s parliament, told NRA News. “You cannot own a gun for self-defense … the criminals still have guns.”

Leyonhjelm warned Americans not to emulate Australia’s gun control efforts, and he criticized Hillary Clinton for praising the Australia model.

What do you think of gun buyback programs? Are they a good or bad idea? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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8 comments

  1. Cant you see the criminals lined around the block waiting to turn in their guns for a gift card. Oh wait… I forgot, only the guberment is to have guns. Phew. I feel safer already.

  2. I find this article very funny since the town next to the one I live in will be holding a police auction items to be sold weapons and guns of all calibers

  3. The old saying “When guns are outlawed only Outlaws will have guns” is so true. Any Government which outlaws guns does so for one reason and one reason only, the government fears the citizens. The only reason a government would fear the citizens is the government is engaged in criminal activity. Otherwise the government and citizenry would be working together to maintain a just and lawful society. So, if your government is trying to disarm the citizens the sole reason is they are criminals and fear the consequences of being caught engaging in criminal activity. A criminal will never willingly turn in a gun. Try passing a law banning any government official or employee from owning a gun and watch how they scream blue bloody murder and claim they cannot enforce the law upon the citizens without guns. Following the same line of thought the citizens cannot enforce the law upon the government without guns. Removing guns gives criminals free reign to rob loot and pillage at will with absolutely no fear of retribution or harm coming to them during or after their criminal acts. The Aussies were, in my opinion, idiots for allowing their government to disarm the honest citizens while allowing criminals to retain their arms. They are now getting their just reward. And their government is negligent and criminal in failing to provide for the security and safety of the citizens. Good luck with the Serian refugees coming to your town.

  4. An armed citizen is just that ….. an unarmed one is a subject…. Rebel

  5. PARIS! Nuff said!

  6. Well they got one brand new BB gun, still in the box and a new hunting knife?
    Seriously couldn’t they come up with one real weapon for their media propaganda? They actually had to go over to Walmart and spend as little money as possible so they didn’t have to say that it was an absolute waste of time and money.

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