• Twitter
  • Facebook
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Opening Arguments

Gun nuts

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


Bob G.
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 8:09am

Geezus...here we go AGAIN.
(another city, another failed gun "buyback")

They tried that back in Philly a decade ago (ditto for NYC)...wound up with a crapload of TOY guns, BROKEN guns...basically free money for TRASH.

ANd the illegal guns STAYED on the streets.

When someone admits that it's more a PEOPLE problem than a gun problem (and addresses that accordingly), the better off we'll ALL be.


Sue M
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 9:28am

What a nice way to upgrade your gun.

Leo Morris
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 9:40am

Or, as one commenter to the story pointed out, get rid of some evidence.

Mitchell Surface
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 10:23am

The solution is obvious, pull out of Chicago! Bush's strategy has clearly failed.