The Chicago police department wants your guns.
The department is offering up to $100 for weapons handed over during its Gun Turn In on today.
The event will be held at 22 locations across the city (for a list, click here).
There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. First, Chicago has banned hand guns since the 1960's and yet violence has increased. Yet, Daley et al won't even consider the idea that this may not be working. Second, the only people that will hand in their guns today will be law abiding citizens. So, handguns won't leave the hands of criminals just other residents.
Gangs continue to flourish in Chicago. They're involved in everything from drugs, gambling, and even mortgage fraud. They hold citizens hostage in areas like Englewood. The city has no answer to that but we can hand in our guns today.