A week or so ago, a few Lynchburg churches got together with the cops,
and decided to buy any illegal guns that were brought in, no questions
asked, amnesty offered and all that truck. The stated and heavily
publicized idea is to get illegal guns off the streets, thus reducing
It was well publicized and praised, while I sat back and pondered,
coming to the conclusion, "WTF?"
In the end, they got one gun, with the follow-up article going on to
say that it was a great start, but ONLY a start.
That brought another question to mind: "WTF?"
Is there something wrong with my thinking, or with theirs, in that I
do not believe the people who use legal or illegal guns in criminal
acts are going to show up at these buyouts? About the only person
liable to turn in a weapon at one of these affairs is the person who
accidentally urns up great-great-aunt Lucy's derringer with a cracked
barrel, IMO. Grab $100 for a $1 curio.
Too, in this state, about the only way to have an illegal gun is to be
a convicted felon with one in your possession.
I'm also thinking of starting a group called Liberals for Firearms.
That should frost a few noses on both sides of the aisle, including
the local butt wipe who write the paper implying that Obama supporters
who don't have patriotic bumper stickers are unpatriotic.