Gang member recommends public buy guns for protection

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From The Buffalo News

“Buy a gun,” a member of a recently busted inner-city gang told The Buffalo News last week when asked what could be done to curtail homicides. “Hey, I’m just being honest. You asked.”

Tall and good looking, the young man half smiled, shrugged and seemed to disappear into his oversized winter coat.

Police officials don’t agree with his advice to take up a gun, but they do say his description of most local gangs is accurate. The only problem is that these disorganized gangs sometimes hit their targets with deadly accuracy.

[ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

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  • Jerry in Detroit Jerry in Detroit on Jan 05, 2010

    The gun permit situation is better understood as a form of professional courtesy. Politicians are trying to protect others like themselves; criminals.

  • AK(TM) AK(TM) on Jan 07, 2010

    Of course the police don't want you having guns.

    That would make their job N/A...