|Mayor Lyda Krewson|
Saturday, December 16, 2017
St. Louis Mayor: Give Us Your Guns, We’ll Give You Groceries
Hat Tip: Second City Cop
The following article appeared on Breitbart on December 14th
by AWR Hawkins
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) is reacting to the rising crime in her city by offering to give people groceries in exchange for their firearms.
She will do this via the kind of buyback program that Democrats in other cities have unsuccessfully implemented around the country.
On December 8, 2017, KSDK
reported that St. Louis had witnessed more murders in 2017 than in any year
since 1995. On December 11 the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department listed
the number of murders, year-to-date, at 197.
The SLMPD shows that 185 of those 197 murders were carried out with firearms. One hundred sixty-two of the victims were black males and 22 were black females. Ten victims were Hispanic. One hundred twenty-seven of the suspects in the killings were black, and one suspect was white.
Victims were predominantly aged 20-29. Victims aged 30-39 made up the second largest group.
According to Newsweek, Mayor Krewson said, “We can’t incarcerate our way out of this situation.” So she plans to offer the citizens of St. Louis grocery cards in exchange for their guns. She also plans to increase funding for recreational activities.
State Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis) reacted to the Mayor’s plan by saying, “I think she’s trying something she feels is going to be effective, but in reality we just know that they’re not.” He pointed to failures of previous buyback efforts in the city and explained that people will simply bring in antique or non-functioning firearms, give them to the city, and walk away with grocery money.
Ed. As we all know, the brainless have tried this buyback nonsense in bastions of liberal lunacy throughout the nation. It is, of course, ALWAYS useless.
Second City Cop sums it up very nicely, writing:
We think she's missing something though in all the commotion:
If only we could put our finger on it.....
Well, let's see now, I believe SCC was referring to the fact that 184 of the 197 victims were Black; 127 of the KNOWN suspects were Black, 1 was White.
Nope. I can't find any common thread there either!