Churches organize gun buyback in Pueblo

PUEBLO — Church pastors organized a small gun buyback in Pueblo in response to the elementary school shootings in Connecticut.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Sunday’s buyback netted only seven rifles, one handgun and 30 rounds of ammunition. But the pastors who organized the buyback said the event was meaningful and symbolic.

Pastor Kim James of Wesley United Methodist Church told the newspaper that the shootings in Newtown, Conn., have left parishioners grieving and wondering what they can do. She said the churches were trying to show a different response than flocking to gun stores to stock up on guns.

The Pueblo Police Department collected the weapons for disposal.



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I wonder how many predators, home-invaders and school-shooters turned in their guns? 

Instead of disarming good citizens, how ‘bout we do something about the glorification of violence, murder and suicide in our movies, video games and even prime-time TV. Honestly, sit down some time and watch a day/nite’s worth of television. Count how many shootings and murders you see. Now scour the inventory of video games & music CD’s and go watch all the movies in our theaters. GARBAGE IN-GARBAGE OUT. Our country reeks with the infection of it and our politicians NOTHING about it.
But regurgitating rhetoric about taking away our gun rights tickles everybody’s ears, so that’s what the politicians do…and nothing changes.

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