Armed residents can give up their guns and get gasoline cards worth $100 at the pump. The first 450 people who show up at Cleveland’s convention center Saturday and surrender a working handgun will receive a card.
There’s nothing wrong with this sort of program, and I guess it’s even possible that some unintentional harm could be avoided because of them. But all the articles on the effort note that the homicides are up in Cleveland this year, and that the neighborhood where the drive took place is “battling a crime wave.”
I wonder how many criminals turned in guns that they intend to use for crimes.