GREENSBORO -- Almost 1000 people took "A Pledge of Non-Violence" Saturday at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro.So, how did that commitment look? What kind of "unwanted" firearms and ammunition got turned in? Not much, apparently:
This was to show their commitment to safety across the Gate City.
Gun owners also turned in unwanted firearms and ammunition at the event.
It was meant to be an event, “in which law enforcement and community members work together to solve problems.” The GPD noted that “there is no limit” to how many firearms would be accepted and that they would “not be returned.” The department also offered to pick up firearms from owners’ homes.Hot Air graciously provides photographic evidence of the success of the Greensboro event. Somebody got tired of his knife, apparently:
Police-community partnerships are a positive measure to increase public safety, but good intentions aren’t the same thing as a good (or effective) plan. A report by Time-Warner Cable News tried to put a positive spin on things by noting that “almost 1,000 people” responded to take the pledge, leading one to believe that 1,000 firearms had been turned in, but this was hardly the case. As evidenced by the footage accompanying the story, the gun turn-in apparently resulted in a single BB pistol and a single sheathed hunting knife being “taken off the streets."
And another dude apparently decided that having a BB gun pistol was just too much to bear: