New York church buys back guns to get them off streets

In an effort to fight back against mounting gun violence, the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Queens, New York, hosted a gun buy-back on August 18, where community members were invited to turn in their arms in exchange for a $200 (about 160 euros) gift card. The haul: 509 weapons.
The event is a no-questions-asked affair. No one will inquire if a gun is legal or not, and it doesn’t matter if someone walks in with a BB gun or a sawed-off shotgun. The only thing that fluctuates is the amount of cash the weapon can be traded in for.
According to a New York Police Department spokesperson, this year’s gun buy-back in Queens attracted some “notable weapons”, including one AK47.
All photos courtesy of the NYPD.
This is not the first time a gun buy-back event has been held in one of New York City’s boroughs. In fact, the city has “recovered” 8,200 weapons since the city-wide programme first began.


Church buys guns!

I looked at every firearm on the table(s) in this article, and without few exceptions, most of these guns are pieces of crap! They are inoperable, antique, and totally useless! You don't really believe that people will turn in their true personal "shooter" for a lousy couple of hundred bucks? This is nothing more than a "feel good" public relation scheme! Alot of folks got rid of their junk and got some nice pocket money for it! "Now we can go out and buy a nice gun on the street"! How do I know this? I live in Chicago, and have seen this before! Remember, there are 80 million guns in the hands of 30 million American's! Nobody will ever take us over! Not even our own government!


The criminals will always have guns. They are not difficult to find.
Anyone can buy them. The problem is that the person that sold their
gun has nothing to defend themselves with. The crime is getting
worse under Obama, because more people are out of work.

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