A small Eastside church today is hoping to make a dent in Indianapolis’ crime problems by hosting a gun buyback that will pay people $50 per for each gun they turn in.
The 30-member Temple of Faith Church at 3515 E. Washington St. is buying guns until 7 p.m. in its parking lot with money it is raising through donations. The guns will be turned over to the Indianapolis Police Department.
“We want to get some of the guns off the street,” said assistant pastor the Rev. Alphonso Smith. “One less gun on the street is one less gun that can potentially be used in a violent crime.”
Smith said the church is still accepting donations to help fund the buyback, with a “Money for Guns” account set up at Regions Bank.
Smith said some people want to turn over a new leaf and give up their guns. But others are simply left with guns they don’t want because they belonged to a loved one who died or went to jail.
What? WHAT?!? Hahahahahahahahaha. Sad :( What???
Anyway, I post a comment to the story, commenting on how the church was buying back guns that they had sold, etc, when is their next sale. Funny me!