Turn-In event offers safe way to dispose of unwanted guns
Local residents have a chance to make their homes a little safer for themselves and their children next month. The opportunity is the Gun Turn-In Day, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Jason Lee United Methodist Church, and sponsored by Salem Police and the non-profit organization, Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation.
A "little safer?" By disarming? Who does this make the homes safer for? Rapists? Meth addicts on a binge who are looking to steal something but may kill you if you get in there way? If you want to have your home be "safer" then have your family take some firearms safety courses, talk with your children about guns and their appropriate uses, set boundaries and rules.
However, it’s important to note that the largest portion of the gun death toll in America is not crime-related. Federal statistics indicate that more gun deaths can be attributed to suicide than homicide.
Coming from the state that wants the government to help you commit suicide I'm not convinced that there is a problem here. As a state we have said that suicided is perfectly acceptable. (I actually disagree) But the hypocrisy is very clear.
The folks at "Cease protecting your family" err, "Ceasefire" would gladly take someones gun then drive them to the hospital so they could enjoy "assisted" suicide.
I don't oppose VOLUNTARY gun turn-ins because hey, if a citizen wants to get rid of their property they have every right to do so and you can't just dump a gun in the trash can. What gets me is the language used to promote these events.
Liberals say conservatives are "fear mongering" to take away [unspecified] civil liberties but then turn around and try to scare people into giving up a right that actually IS in the constition.
Good gun links if you are interested in protecting your family: