Chicago is being overwhelmed with gang violence and has had 225 homicides so far this year. Yeah, this will work:
City officials again will use the carrot approach to reducing the number of guns in Chicago, by offering a $100 pre-paid gift card for each weapon turned in this weekend.
Mayor Richard Daley said no questions will be asked Saturday of people who visit one of 23 locations designated as drop-off sites. The surrendered handguns, shotguns and rifles they leave behind will be destroyed by police.
“One of the best crime-fighting strategies at our disposal is very simple — getting guns off our streets