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There have been seven gun homicides in Beloit this year. Four of the victims were teenagers or young men in their 20s — like Melisha Holloway's 20-year-old son Raymond, who was killed in April. Holloway said too many young men have given up on school.
“Pretty much all those kids and young men just need to be is educated,” said Holloway. “You have a lot of them that barely read at a fifth-grade level yet they're 25 year-old-men. But they know how to work a gun. There's something wrong with that picture."
Jacobs said he hopes some searches will result in the discovery of guns they didn't know were in their own homes. He said that there’s also a chance they’ll find guns linked to crimes.
“That's really what we're looking for,” he said. “Maybe we'll find a toy gun that's been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion.”
He nevertheless hopes the program will encourage people to think about gun violence as an infectious disease like Ebola, and a home inspection like a vaccine to help build up the city's immune system.
originally posted by: CagliostroTheGreat
This has honestly got to be one of the dumbest endeavours ever undertaken by a police force. Not to mention completely unfeasible. I'm at a loss for words, the utter stupidity is appalling.
Beloit Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns
Indeed, new documents just uncovered by Young show that Mounties kept seizing guns up until July 10, nearly three full weeks after the flood and more than two weeks after the first evacuees had been given the all-clear to return to their homes. This information makes a mockery of the Mounties’ insistence that they only took firearms they encountered by coincidence. They claimed to take only those firearms they noticed “in plain sight” while they were in homes searching for survivors.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Pretty much what I was going to post. They wanna "find" guns, then do a no questions asked gun buyback or drop off. Those are usually fairly successful, at least a lot more so than asking citizens to voluntarily submit to home searches would be anyway.