Yes, they are a special kind of stupid at the San Jose Mercury News.
They print a dramatic picture of junk guns laying about in front of some police brass pontificating on how getting those guns “off the street” will make Oakland a safer place to live. And the low-information reporters and editors at the Mercury News headline the story “Police: Gun buyback program aims to remover [sic] firearms from Oakland streets”
In reality, the effect is likely the opposite as low-income families are now without a critical tool to defend their homes and families – at least for those specimens that actually worked.
The line of Oakland residents was almost two miles long as that city offered $200 per gun.
$200, even for non-functioning junk held together with bubble-gun, baling wire or duct tape.
Yes, they are a special kind of stupid.
We kinda wish they would bring that offer closer to the Heartland of America – say, Springfield, IL!