Boise Man Encourages Others to Follow His Lead and Turn Guns Over to Police
Another school shooting. More thoughts and prayers. One man says he's sick and tired of it, so he's getting rid of his firearms.
Before you throw your laptop out a window yelling "SNOWFLAKE!" as it plummets to the ground, please note that this article is simply reporting what one Idahoan is deciding to do about gun violence. While I have my own opinions about gun rights and gun control, the following will only be discussing the man in question's actions.
Kevin Rogers of Boise has decided he's had enough with school shootings, so he's challenging other gun owners to do something about it. His solution? He turned over three firearms to police.
I just don't need guns in my house,” he said. “I don't want anything to do with them now and I challenge everybody to do the same thing. If we really want to prevent this, if we really want to stop this, we're going to let the police do their jobs. We're going to give them our guns.
Rogers describes himself as an avid gun owner, but made the choice to rid himself of firearms after the most recent school shooting in Florida. He could've sold them, but decided to go to police instead:
The police wanted to be sure that I didn't want to sell these to Cabela’s and get a little money for them because they said they're just going to destroy them. Then I said, 'I don't want anybody else to have them.
If you decide that you'd also like to turn your personal firearms over to police, call non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790. You can also turn in guns at your local police station, but do not bring any firearms into the station. Walk inside, tell the person at the front desk your intentions, and someone will assist you.