Suburban Gun Turn-In
- Firearms will be exchanged for $100 cash if the weapon and participant meet the program requirements.
All types of firearms will be accepted, but they must be unloaded and transported in a car trunk or inaccessible area of a van or pickup truck, police said. Participants must enter the turn-in site without the firearm, and police will accompany them back to the vehicle to retrieve it.
[...] To get $100, the firearm must be functional. Pellet and BB guns will be accepted, but no money will be given, the release said.
Only residents of towns belonging to the [South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police] are eligible to take part. Those unsure whether their town is a member should call their local police.
Police have to retrieve the weapons from your trunk? Where's the sense of adventure?
No money for BB guns and air rifles? Now there's no motive to profit.
Fully functional firearms only? What are those guys from southern Illinois going to do to fund their youth gun safety programs now?
And why would anyone turn in a fully functional firearms anyway? There's the potential for years of fun, safe shooting sports along with the ability to defend yourself in the event a criminal comes knocking at your door.
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