Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Menino's Gun Shop (cont.)

From the Boston Herald:

Gun buyback starts with bang in Hub

A Roxbury grandmother was the first to take part in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s gun buyback program yesterday, after she walked up to a minister on Warren Street with two gym socks bulky with illegal weapons.

One sock contained a .22 semiautomatic handgun; the other a .25 mm. Both weapons were found in her grandsons’ bedroom, said Chris Sumner, executive director of the Ten Point Coalition.

Ahhh, yes, the venerable .25 mm round - a real manstopper.

"She was worried about her grandkids," Sumner said.

Two POS guns in custody, two POS thug wanna-bes not. I feel safer.

[Executive director of the Ten Point Coalition, Chris] Sumner, who toured the drop-off centers with BPD Deputy Superintendent Darrin Greeley, said the guns came from grandmothers, mothers, and a diverse group demographic of men.

"These are the types of guns we want. The guns turned in were the ones typically carried and concealed by teenagers. Sexy, shiny guns,” Sumner said.

And, I thought it was us gun nuts with the Freudian complex.