“By collecting guns, no questions asked, no background checks, anonymously dropping off a gun, anti-crime activists say they can get illegal and dangerous guns out of the hands of children,” Central Florida News 13’s Jacqueline Fell writes.
She’s referring to the “Kicks for Guns” program, and we’re told:
“There are 9 locations to drop off guns with no questions asked.
“If you are bringing in a gun, it must be in a bag and unloaded.”
Hold on a second–they’re expecting people who don’t know anything about guns to be able to safely handle and legally transport them? Is there any effort to let people who may not be familiar with guns know that just because a magazine has been removed doesn’t mean the chamber is empty?
And what if we don’t have a permit to carry concealed? Here’s the exception under Florida law, courtesy of NRA-ILA:
“Persons traveling by private conveyance if the weapon is securely encased, or in a public conveyance if the weapon is securely encased and not in the person’s manual possession.”
Does that “no questions asked” cover us during transport, or might we get more “kicks for guns” than we bargained for?
And why exactly is offering a no-risk incentive that rewards gun thieves and/or a convenient evidence disposal facility for “murder weapons” —no questions asked–considered a good thing? It’s not like the criminal has been removed from the equation.
Assuming they don’t actually kick you when you turn in your gun (although there’s nothing to stop them now, is there?), what will you get for being a good Eloi? The article doesn’t say, but fortunately, it’s not the only one (but the people collecting your guns apparently think they are.) J. D. Gallop at Florida Today has the going market rate for surrendering your best personal defense option:
“Two Brevard County communities plan to trade $50 gift cards for handguns from residents this Friday.”
Adds Palm Bay Police Officer Ron Lugo:
“If we can prevent gun crimes from occurring by removing targets of opportunity, that’s a win for everyone.”
It would seem, Officer Lugo, the “targets of opportunity” are the ones who have been disarmed.
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Trigger Sports Recorded!
If you missed yesterday’s Trigger Sports Live!, no worries. You can watch it by clicking here until next Wednesday, at which point it will move to archives to make place for the new show.
Here’s what you’ll see, from host James B. Towle:
“Bad internet information on your 2nd Amendment Rights, NRA reports—beware of what you read and be sure to verify it! Uganda, the Good, Bad and Ugly…Barbara Crown clears the air with the Hunt Report. Dan exposes the “Gun Snitch”…is he coming to your neighborhood? Armed American Radio host, Mark Walters tells us why his program is centered on YOU, the armed citizen. Plus, Part 4 of the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) from Grants Pass, OR…precision shooting to the M.O.A. All this and more at www.atsn.tv …The #1 Network for Trigger Sports…On your computer, 24/7, when YOU want to see it!”
I do hope the regulars here are watching these–and sharing the links with your friends?