Holy guacamole, Batman! The Bloomington, IL PD will host a “gun buyback” Sunday, October 29th. What’s more, they are paying BIG, BIG BUCKS for unwanted and unloved guns!
After a call to Bloomington Police this morning, I learned they’re paying $200 for ‘unwanted’ rifles, shotguns and handguns. Don’t look now, but it gets a LOT better! They’re paying $400 for ‘unwanted’ ghost guns! And they’re paying $500 for unwanted ‘assault’ guns. My question is: is their definition of “assault” guns the same as in the PICA gun & magazine ban law?
Either way, let’s help them make it a big success.
GSL likely won’t be participating because yours truly is out of clunkers. And we’re not accepting any more.
If you would like to take your broken-down stuff out to the fire station on Six Points Road and deliver them to the do-gooders, great. Then if you want to donate those funds to GSL for use in youth shooting programs across Illinois, we at Guns Save Life will happily accept the cash and/or pre-paid “gift cards.” Heaven knows there are countless school clays programs, Pheasants Forever Young Guns programs and youth shooting camps across our state that could use a few hundred bucks. (We can run credit cards all day long and twice on Sundays.)
We don’t want you to drop off guns with us and I’ll tell you why:
We’ve already been targeted by overzealous law enforcement officers trying to lure us into ignoring waiting periods and proper protocols for private transfers of firearms in our state. Why those cops aren’t out busting gang bangers and their full-auto Glocks? We don’t know. That might be a little more dangerous than trying to bait a CCW holder…
Given the 309 area code of the recent caller who didn’t identify himself but said he had “upwards of a dozen” guns that he was willing to drop off at my house for our next buyback adventure, I’m starting to think the source of the call might have been one of Bloomington’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Police Chief Jamal’s buddies. If so, that would truly be disappointing.