Local leaders are asking Chicagoans to turn in their guns. They're hoping for a big turn out at the city's latest gun turn-in day.
"And what we're doing in America, we're basically killing our own, especially younger people," Mayor Richard M. Daley said.
As more than a dozen of Chicago's at-risk kids stood nearby, the mayor and the police superintendent announced another gun turn-in day in the city.
"Today I'm asking every resident of Chicago to turn in their firearm -- shotgun, rifles, automatic, semi automatic, pistol, revolver… No questions asked," Daley said.
As they did last year, 25 churches will be collecting guns on Saturday, July 26, and giving back a $100 prepaid MasterCard for each weapon.
Last year, a record 6,700 guns were handed over.I can assure the mayor that very few hunters or markspersons in the City will give up their shotgun or rifle for $100. They aren’t using those firearms for self-defense in the first place.