The American Mirror – by Olaf Ekberg
The Greensboro, North Carolina police department wants to make residents safer by disarming them.
The department held a turn-in Saturday and invited citizens to sign a “non-violence” pledge and hand over their guns.
” … gun owners may safely turn in unwanted firearms. Police employees will accept handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition at the event. This is not a buy-back program. No cash will be given in exchange for weapons voluntarily surrendered to police,” the city said in a news release announcing the program.
Anyone age 18 and older may turn in a weapon. Weapons can be surrendered anonymously. There is no limit to the number of firearms a person may surrender. Once a weapon is surrendered, it will not be returned.
Weapons should be unloaded and cleared when they are turned in. A police employee will receive each weapon and render it safe. Ammunition may also be surrendered.
Firearms will be checked to determine if they have been reported lost or stolen. Police will make every effort to return lost/stolen weapons to their rightful owners. All other weapons will be retained for safekeeping by GDP.
According to the news release, so-called “gun” violence has increased 68% in the city over the last year.
The Greensboro Police Department hoped 1,000 residents would sign the “non-violence” pledge. They didn’t say how many guns they wished to round up.
The pledge, posted by WFMY News 2 reporter Jessica Mensch, refers to citizens pledging to:
- Making peace must start within myself.
- To respect self and others.
- To communicate better.
- To listen.
- To forgive.
- To be courageous.
GPD wants YOU to sign a pledge of nonviolence. Today they'll be taking pledges & collecting unwanted weapons @WFMY pic.twitter.com/6aYEyrY2Za
— Jessica Mensch (@Jessmensch) November 14, 2015
Time Warner Cable News reports “nearly” 1,000 residents participated but did not report how many weapons were surrendered. There’s also no indication as to how many residents who have a penchant for using a gun illegally turned in their weapon.
3 thoughts on “NC police department urges residents to turn in their guns”
The only thing that will make the people safer there is to disband that gang of gestapo thugs called the “police”.
“My Pledge of Non-Violence”?!? HAHAHAHAHA! That should be for the police, not the people.
That’s hysterical, but as silly as it is, there will be a few bimbos who turn in their husband’s guns when he’s at work.
“Honey. I have good news. We’ve agreed to make our community safer by signing a non-violence pledge, and I never wanted those guns in the house anyway”.
That’s when it’s time to throw your loving wife out into the street so she can starve to death. Don’t get too attached to the lunatics, or you’ll be driven as crazy as they are. (no, it’s not just your wife. They’re all crazy, and prone to regular irrational behavior)
“No cash will be given in exchange for weapons voluntarily surrendered to police,”
No Vaseline, either.