In an effort to curb violent crime the city of Minneapolis hosted a gun buyback program last week.
The idea behind the buyback was that if they could encourage people to part with their weapons through a compensation program it would somehow reduce crime rates.
But pay attention to what you’re about to read.
Not only did the buyback have a greater response than they anticipated (it was forced to close early because of such an overwhelming response), check out who exactly are releasing hold of their guns.
A Minneapolis gun buyback netted 150 guns over the weekend and handed out more than $25,000 in gift cards.
The event allowed gun owners to safely hand over unwanted firearms with no questions asked to organizers from Pillsbury United Communities. Participants received a gift card ranging from $15 to $300 depending on the type of firearm surrendered.
The organization was so