Friday, April 30, 2010

Turn in What?

  • Holding up an assault weapon surrendered for cash, Mayor Daley urged Chicagoans today to turn in their weapons on May 8 to stop the violence that prompted two state lawmakers to suggest bringing in the National Guard.

  • Last summer, the prolonged recession forced a drop in corporate donations and a cut in the bounty —from a $75 pre-paid MasterCard for every gun surrendered to $50. The take dropped along with the prize. Roughly 1,900 guns were turned in, 44 percent below the average for the previous five events.

    This year, the bounty is back up to $75 per gun and remains at $100 for every assault weapon and $10 for each BB gun, air gun or gun replica.

    However, former Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard, who is chairing the fundraising drive, acknowledged that only $50,000 has been raised so far to bank-roll gun turn-in bounties.

    Unless there’s a last-minute surge in contributions over the final week, that would only be enough to cover 666 prepaid MasterCard at $75-a-pop.

So they can only cover the cost of the first 666 guns turned in? Leaving aside the obvious biblical references of "666 guns," why would anyone even thing about turning in the one thing that's going to keep you safe in the current economic downturn and manpower crisis?

Guns are about to become legal across the board. Why surrender anything unless it isn't functional, and then you can use the $75 toward a more reliable weapon. Silly mayor.

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32 Comments:

Blogger Mount Greenwood Protection said...

Keep your guns. In fact, buy more guns. Protect yourself and your neighbors. And get ready, as soon as the failure to register law is ruled unconstitutional, to buy an shitload of guns. Once the good people our arm the bad people, crime will decrease.

4/30/2010 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Daley and Burke with their CPD huge bodyguard detail, this citizen will consider it after he returns ALL manpower to actual police duty.

Unless and until, "from my cold dead hands", you corrupt hypocritical piece of shit.

4/30/2010 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem. I don't have any non-functional firearms. They all work. I'll have to pass on the turn-in for bucks. Sorry, Mr. Daley.

4/30/2010 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems a rather racist plan, I was all set to turn in numerous guns but then looked at the locations and they are all in the black neighborhoods......I'd really like to get rid of these dangerous firearms but I can't take the chance going into those neighborhoods and then giving them all my guns!!!
Does Mayor Daley just want the blacks to turn in their guns or white people too??

4/30/2010 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck u terry

4/30/2010 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you turn in any of your firearms anyway when keeping it may be the only thing that is going to protect you and your family?? Think that through....

4/30/2010 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Juvy Probation said...

I received a letter as a business owner asking me to contribute to this program. The city that wants me to contribute to this is the same city that forced me to appear at a city of Chicago municipal violation hearing today for a ticket I received in the mail for an "illegal" sign in front of my business . This is a sign I have had for 25 years , it is a a-frame or sandwiche sign just like the thousands you see all over the city. When I contacted the city , they told me these signs are illegal and there are no permits for them. At my hearing I was fined $200 for the sign, and an additional $40 court costs . This is the same city that issued me a $150 ticket for parking in front of the loading dock door to my business to unload , and when I went to a hearing I lost that too. The same city that has made parking in front of my business a $1.25 an hour and costing me at least 20% of my customers.It is really irritating to see all the small business owners appearing for these hearings for violations like this and being fined hundreds of dollars. It is especially irritating for me as I work in the criminal justice field and am in courtrooms at least once a week., where the I see the majority of cases are dropped . I guess it is better to be a drug dealer in Chicago today, you don't need a permit or license , and if you're caught , your case is usually dropped with no cost to you .
An interesting field trip would be to go to 400 W Superior and watch everyone get convicted and fined , and then go to any misdemeanor court and watch virtually everyone walk out with no consequences. More taxpayers need to realize how much we're getting screwed over while nothing happens to the bad guys .I would love to know how many 911 calls lead to arrests , then lead to cases being filed , then lead to convictions . I know the average juvenile case we get usually has close to at least 10 arrests before anything happens.

4/30/2010 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man am I glad I saved all those broken BB guns from over the years my kids will at least be able to make a few hundred a piece. I encourage all of us that have BB guns to turn them in so at least we get a piece of the pie. Hey whats fair is fair. Considering we didn't get much of a contract we might as well make up for it a little bit at a time.

4/30/2010 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

should have turn in an illegal day. we would make millions and save billions! oops...sorry! dont want to upset all the future dummycrat voters.

4/30/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
With Daley and Burke with their CPD huge bodyguard detail, this citizen will consider it after he returns ALL manpower to actual police duty.

Unless and until, "from my cold dead hands", you corrupt hypocritical piece of shit.

4/30/2010 01:21:00 AM

Why do they need these huge details? SMG the mayors old bodyguards years ago left with nice pensions as shortshanks awarded the compny huge non bidable contracts,now they are millionaires maybe the crew of 3 could provide the mayor with security guards,freeing up the coppers to work the streets! Why not? Don't get me going on eddie and stephanie neely (what a clown) security CPD details why?

4/30/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 666 problems, and Daley is one of 'em.

4/30/2010 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"4/30/2010 07:07:00 AM"


look on the bright side.

you're an important part of the foundation upon which an empire has been built.

4/30/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

hillard fundraising!


HILLARD IS A SALESMAN FOR TASER INC.

THE CITY HAS A CONTRACT THAT MAKES IT MANDATORY THAT SGT'S CARRY TASERS.

A COMMON METHOD OF DONATIONS AKA BRIBES IS 4 THE BRIBER TO PAY FOR SERVICES FOR THE BRIBE TAKER.

THE MAYOR NEEDS A FEEL GOOD STORY
HILLARD RAISES CASH MORE THAN LIKELY FROM TASER. THE MAYOR HAS A PHOTO OP THAT COST HIM NOTHING.

CLINE DIPPING HIS BEAK IN THE MEMORIAL FUND STILL. I GUESS THE PENSION JUST ISNT ENOUGH FOR ARE OLD SUPES WHEN THEY RETIRE.

DANA STARK SOAKING UP 100 K AT THE BOGUS DEPARTMENT OF RACISM.
THE OFFICE HAS NO LEGAL POWERS!!!

I WONDER WHAT J-FLEDS SPOT WILL BE SELLING ENERGY DRINKS AT THE ACADEMY,
OR SELLING GYM EQUIPMENT TO THE CITY.

4/30/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spin master is at it again. People don't kill people guns do. Thats right let's convict all the guns then we all can sing kumbia and hold hand across the city. Turn in all your guns so you can be total victims in your own home even. What the heck base baseball bats work almost as well.

4/30/2010 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about that Kentucky Hillbilly that brought up 85 broken guns from Paducah and turned them in at the Morse Avenue Church in Rogers Park? Will he get his money this year?

4/30/2010 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say beat the rush and price increase aqnd buy now in anticipation of the increased demand once the SCOTUS hands down it's decision regarding McDonald vs. Chicago.

4/30/2010 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's an assault weapon???
Stay safe out there guys. I appreciate everything you all do out there with the trash of society

Old Army vet

4/30/2010 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an old, broken, useless BB gun, but it would be too much trouble to turn it in for a measly $10. Think I will hacksaw it and put it in the refuse collection. Stopping crime one BB gun at at time.......

4/30/2010 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molon Labe.

4/30/2010 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn this Mayor always has his hand out. He broke the bank and now wants everyone to pitch in for a better community. What a Democrat!

4/30/2010 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see all the billboards and posters in windows promoting this… this stunt, and I think what a waste of money and man power. All done so that for 14 seconds on the Saturday night news, Chicago’s crime busting trio, Daley, Weis, and whatever Reverends they can drag out of bed, can give some bullshit number of guns taken off the street. It’s embarrassing.
I was at a site a few years back, it was about 400 fucking degrees in there,and very few in line bathed. A guy drives up and unloads 30-40 guns. He has Wisconsin plates. He goes on to tell me that every year he drives around and collects old or broken guns from his neighbors, who save up all year, like it's a Christmas club, he then takes the hour or so trip to Chicago and turns them in for the cash cards. Now, who says cheese heads are stupid?

4/30/2010 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Branch 23, where nothing ever gets done with respect to the law and everyone appearing for their charges gets dismissed,but go to admin hearings at 400 W. Superior and it is a Kangaroo Court, where if you don't pay what they tell you the "Admin Judge doubles the Fine!

4/30/2010 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guys from Shore galleries will be stockpiling gift cards with broken, unfixable gun turn ins all over the city.

4/30/2010 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juvy Probation- don't you see (sarcastically)- it is the law-abiding tax-(and fine)paying citizenry that the city squeezes. The rest don't have anything da mare wants except votes.

And he claims stores like walmart force out businesses.

4/30/2010 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an old, working 12 Gauge pump I bought 25 years ago for $20 and I will turn in now fow $75 and get one of those new companct .380 semi-automatics we now can carry.

4/30/2010 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that short man with the speech defect in possession of that firearm, which is banned by ordinance within the City and County?
Can't those police officers in the picture arrest anyone for illegal possession of a banned firearm?
No wonder there's so much "gun violence" in Chicago.
It's a lawless place.

4/30/2010 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Juvy Probation" is right on. The City is constantly thinking up new ways to squeeze every dime out of the working stiffs. I saw a bumper sticker over the weekend that really hit home It read "Keep up the hard work, there are alot of people on welfare depending on you"

4/30/2010 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put it past Tricky Dick to have J-Fled throw in a few "assault weapons" from the department's stockpile for the inevitable "photo op" that the left-wing media will gleefully provide!

5/01/2010 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago on the old Steve Allen show, they ran a contest with the prize being a cannon. Contestants were to write in and state why they wanted the cannon.

The winning entry was submitted by a man who stated "I want that cannon because I want to be the first person on my block to be the last person on my block".

Kinda fits right in with the situation being what it is today.

In other words, I ain't turning in this fucking cannon.

5/01/2010 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guns are about to become legal across the board. Why surrender anything unless it isn't functional, and then you can use the $75 toward a more reliable weapon. Silly mayor."

For the past several years I turned in junk (and a couple of fake guns that the police "officers") thought were real.

I used the gift cards to buy ammo for my actual defensive handguns.

They used to give out a hondo for any real gun and $25 for fakes. It's not really worth it this year.

But Dick Daley and his lap dog J-Fed will still be there, looking all serious and stuff, when the media gives them their photo op.

F 'em!

5/01/2010 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City to propose a bat turn in program.

5/02/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can this be legal ???
read the back of your FOID card

no FFL transfer ?
no serial number check if stolen?

why is the BATF not all over this ?

there is only money for 666 ??
lets see how many the media reports turned in ....hahaha

5/04/2010 09:57:00 AM  

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