Posted by Irresponsibility
The residents of Compton, LA are handing in their guns and grenades in exchange for food coupons. This is (I think) meant to be good news. Yet I can’t feel anything but a sadness at reading that:
“The annual Gifts for Guns program ended Sunday in Compton [in which] the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department allows residents to anonymously relinquish firearms in return for $100 gift cards….
“In years past, Target and Best Buy were the cards of choice, with residents wanting presents for the holidays. This year, most asked for the supermarket cards, said sheriff’s Sgt. Byron Woods. ‘People just don’t have the money to buy the food these days,’ he said.”
I don’t know which is worse: the unspeakable tragedy that the residents of one of the biggest, richest, most stylish cities in the world are so desperately poor that they have to swap their valuables for food or the fact the most costly thing they own are weapons. It boggles the mind.
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