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Opening Arguments

You know, I'd hang onto them if I were you

Lordy, Lordy:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Confidentiality is the idea behind Gun Amnesty Day, an event coming up next weekend where FWPD will collect guns.

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Next Saturday (April 20), you can head to 2135 S. Hanna Street, at the Urban League parking lot, and turn in any ammunition and or guns, no questions asked.

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Police say the goal is not to disarm the innocent or law-abiding people by collecting guns, but to make the community safer.

That is such a relief, that we won't be having one of those nefarious Gun Amnesty Days deseigned to disarm the innocent or law-abiding people but instead will have one of the genius Gun Amnesty Days designed to get the guns away from evil and demented people while leaving the rest of us to enjoy our constitutional rights in peace. Of course, one of the genius plans will work only if our evil and demented people are more conscientious and community minded than the evil and demented people in other communities, and aren't we lucky that is so!


Bob G.
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:44am


They had them decades ago on the East coast, and the number of non-functional and TOY guns turned in were enough to make you laugh.

These turn-ins don't work.

It's just a "feel-good" maneuver for those too scared to defend themselves, or worse yet, trust those in law-enforcement to arrive mere seconds after they make that dreaded *911* call.

We already KNOW that when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

And YOU are your first, BEST defense.

(Just ask Larry)

Someday, they will learn...just not on April 20th.

Stay safe out there.


Harl Delos
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 5:42am

Martinsville just had an auction of guns and other stuff confiscated over the last year.  Hundreds of people showed up, according to the Reporter-Times, and I'd imagine nothing went too cheap.

I don't know if they checked purchasers out, and refused to sell to those who had hydrophobia or had a lot of overdue library books. 

What with the fertilizer plant blowing up in Texas and the bombs at the Boston Marathon, I suppose they'll be outlawing running and will require a background check before buying tractors.