We have officially heard it all. The Mayor of St. Louis is off her rocker and well on her way to the looney bin! After a reported 197 deaths in just this last year, Lyda Krewson, has decided the way to stop murderers from killing is to give them grocery cards in exchange for their firearms.
Yes, you read that correctly. Free money if the criminals would just set aside their life long activities and accept a small token of peace. These type of “buyback” incentives are not new, but they have never worked before and they will never work in the future. It is too easy to turn over old or damaged weapons and walk away with extra money (provided by taxpayers mind you) and then simply carry on killing with the guns they DIDN’T turn in.
It makes one wonder who sits and advises the democratic Mayors on the best step towards ending crime in their cities. Krewson stated that the city can’t incarcerate their way our of this situation, so instead she wants to pay the criminals!
Incarceration and actual implimemtation of the laws and the correct punishments is EXACTLY what should be done. This is exactly what the old saying “you give a man a fish he eats for a day, you teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime,” is intended to teach us! Criminals should be treated like criminals and if they dont learn from their mistakes the way to fix that is not to give them money. It is to lock them up longer. Throw the book at them not the foodstamp card!
According to Breitbart :
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.
We already know the Democrats running their areas are completely insane, but this truly takes insanity to a whole new level. I don’t know if this is a lame “gun grab” attempt or simply an ignorant action by an idiotic woman with no grasp on reality and fact. Killers don’t care if they kill. They don’t have remorse for it so trying to appeal to them in any fashion other than hard punishment isn’t going to somehow magically conform them into rehabilitated angels for Pete’s sake!!! It will embolden them. They will be able to turn in guns that are either not theirs or are not needed, gather taxpayers money, then turn around and sell the card for twice as much and proceed to purchase more illegal weapons to kill more people with.
Krewson would essentially be responsible for more deaths in her stupid attempt to save lives than if she did nothing at all. (If that is truly even her motive.) Maybe she should try allowing her LEO’s to actually do their jobs to the fullest of the existing laws and this wouldn’t be such an issue. Now there’s a novel idea.