“The time is always right to do what’s right,” the nice civil rights chief (and gun owner) Martin Luther King as soon as stated. He was proper in so some ways. Earlier this week, some do-gooders in Decatur, Illinois introduced an upcoming gun “buyback” scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 2nd from 2:00p to six:00p.
Sponsors have dubbed the occasion the “Decatur Community Day of Peace.”
They aren’t pinching pennies, both. They shall be paying expansive bucks for firearms at this serene household unit occasion. How much? $225 for revolvers and semi-auto pistols. While that sum won’t flip your skirt (or your kilt) for contemporary handguns, contemplate hundred-year-old clunker pistols that may not even shoot. After all, I doubt they’ll test-fire the weapons surrendered.
Even extra remarkably, they
are have been paying even higher costs for magazines. $35 for AR magazines – greater than double the street price of name new PMags. They’re additionally providing $25 for different 10+ spherical semi-auto magazines.
It appears that the sponsors obtained phrase of their idiocy and repealed the journal “buyback.”
This from the City of Decatur Facebook page just minutes ago.
***** UPDATED INFORMATION *****
Due to an amazing variety of calls, we’re offering extra data to the general public to deal with most of the widespread questions we’ve acquired as nicely to offer extra data.
This program was set as much as work with the group to get unlawful weapons off the road and hold them out of the hands of criminals and youngsters.
Illegal weapons? Out of the hands of criminals? Have these clueless knuckleheads ever been to a gun “buyback” occasion? I’ve been to dozens and the prison varieties are the LAST individuals who will show up, with a dozen or extra cops swarming the world.
Besides, they’re calling this a “family event” (see promo poster beneath)? So you possibly can cancel these plans you needed to clean up whereas arbitraging a few circumstances of recent AR mags.
MAGAZINES will NO LONGER be accepted. Too many individuals have already deliberate to benefit from this selection.
Only operable firearms shall be accepted. The Chief of Police and/or different occasion organizers current on the assortment web site reserve the precise to make the ultimate choice on whether or not or to not settle for any firearm, as nicely the variety of firearms accepted per particular person.
They will need to have gotten an earful from the individuals who learn the Guns Save Life post about the event that went up yesterday inside minutes of the unique announcement. Hint: don’t take greater than two or three weapons per particular person to the occasion.
For extra data, you can too all DPD at 217-424-2743 or 217-424-2723.
Decatur Community Day of Peace
April 2, 2021
Community Church of God
333 S Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Folks, this stays an ideal alternative to assist these do-gooders get undesirable jam-o-matic broken-down junk out of your trunk and put some presidents in your pocketbook.
It’s the proper factor to do! How do we all know? Well, the sponsors quote gun proprietor Dr. Martin Luther King himself. We should surprise if the sponsors of the Decatur occasion know of the civil rights large’s affinity for gun possession for the little folks.
Dr. King knew that the one factor that stops unhealthy bigots with evil of their hearts is an efficient man with a gun. On the opposite hand, gun “buybacks” have by no means thwarted a violent prison assault or hate crime. Not even as soon as.
Dr. King was a smart and prudent man. He confronted a number of racists and bigots in his house state of Alabama. In 1956 he utilized for a carry allow after his home was bombed. The native police chief arbitrarily denied the applying, claiming Dr. King didn’t have a necessity.
Welcome to racist gun management “may-issue” legal guidelines that gave bigoted native police and sheriffs the precise to discriminate below Jim Crow.
One subject on everybody’s thoughts this Martin Luther King Jr. day was gun management. King’s requires resolving our variations by serene nonviolence are particularly poignant after [scumbag’s name redacted] gunned down six folks and wounded a number of others in Tucson. Amid the clamor for brand spanking new gun legal guidelines, its acceptable to recollect King’s sophisticated historical past with weapons.
Most folks suppose King can be the final particular person to own a gun. Yet within the mid-1950s, because the civil rights motion heated up, King saved firearms for self-protection. In reality, he even utilized for a allow to hold a hid weapon.
A recipient of fixed loss of life threats, King had armed supporters take turns guarding his house and household unit. He had good cause to worry that the Klan in Alabama was focusing on him for assassination…
William Worthy, a journalist who coated the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, reported that when, throughout a go to to King’s parsonage, he went to take a seat down on an armchair in the lounge and, to his shock, virtually sat on a loaded gun. Glenn Smiley, an adviser to King, described King’s house as “an arsenal.”
As I discovered researching my new guide, Gunfight, in 1956, after King’s home was bombed, King utilized for a hid carry allow in Alabama. The native police had discretion to find out who was an appropriate particular person to hold firearms. King, a priest whose life was threatened every day, absolutely met the necessities of the regulation, however he was rejected however. At the time, the police used any wiggle room within the regulation to discriminate towards African Americans.
Sadly, Guns Save Life, the Illinois group famous for exchanging rusty, broken down bangsticks for cash for kids’ shooting programs has run out of damaged down weapons. I function the Executive Director for GSL and we took our final batch of weapons to Chicago a few weeks in the past and got here again with a cool grand in money (not pictured above… that was 2019’s haul) for instructing younger folks methods to shoot safely and successfully.
Here’s the promo literature for the upcoming Decatur, occasion, courtesy of the City of Decatur’s Facebook page.
For costs supplied like these, this occasion is method too good and the trigger method too essential to maintain information to ourselves. After all, what’s actually essential is that all of us come collectively to assist the Decatur Community Day of Peace be the profitable household unit occasion the organizers are hoping for.
Bring your damaged down, antiquated handguns on Friday, April 2nd from 2:00p to six:00p at 333 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Decatur, Illionois. Better get there early as a result of with a suggestion like this, the fools and their cash will quickly be parted.