We’ve heard about gun amnesty programs before: Bring in your firearms without fear of prosecution.
But one Toronto councillor wants those who turn in their weapons to get something back, and what he’s proposing is sure to create a buzz.
Giorgio Mammoliti tells the Toronto Sun he would like to see grocery vouchers given to those who bring something in, and he will be asking council to consider the idea at their next meeting in June.
“I think you’ll find that many people who have a hard time affording groceries may just find those guns lying around the house and may want to hand them in. I smell another ‘Year of the Gun’. Before we get to a point that’s unmanageable, we should be starting to talk about how we’re going to deal with it. I think gun amnesty is a good thing for us to talk about.”
He told the paper more needs to be done to get guns off of Toronto’s streets.