St. Louis black church plans a toy gun buyback

Gunphobia in America has now reached the level of absurdity.
CBS St. Louis reports the pastor of a Baptist church in St. Louis, Missouri, is planning a gun buyback this summer. The kicker is this: The guns that will be bought back are not real guns, but TOY guns.
Pastor Rodney Francis of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church wants to catch kids before they even think about wielding a weapon. He says parents would be able to trade their toy guns, swords, or other weapons in for a more “wholesome” toy.
Francis says there are no violent video games, gory movies or toy weapons in his family’s house: “My wife and I feel that we need to do everything we can to not allow our kids to get exposed to this too early. They’re going to get exposed to it but we can protect them early on so they don’t get a distorted view of what those can do to the human body. We want to engage the culture of violence and one of the strategies that we thought we might be able to use is to educate parents about the danger of allowing kids to continue this access to toy guns and playing with toy guns.”
Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church (WTBC) is a black church and the chosen site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance in St. Louis. Rodney Francis (photo below) was named pastor of WTBC in July 2010.
Rodney Francis
Here’s the church’s contact info:

3200 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103-1219
Phone: (314) 533-5374
Fax: 314-533-1725
Email: WASHTABERNACLE@ATT.NET

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upaces88
upaces88
7 years ago

The criminals are NOT going to sell their guns to anyone unless they plan on buying a BETTER BIGGER ONE!
What is wrong with these pepole!!!

DCG
Admin
DCG
7 years ago

Better round up all sticks, too!

Catholic Glasses
7 years ago

Stupid minds think alike

BobtheGrape
BobtheGrape
7 years ago

My grandson stayed with us last Saturday. He and I were joking back and forth and out of his pocket he pulls a hot wheels car and shoots me with it. The child is 7 years old. So even if the good pastor gives kids a car, a truck or some other toy the kid will pretend its a gun and start shootin’ up the place. “Hot wheels cars don’t kill people kids kill people.” 🙂

Julia
Julia
7 years ago
Reply to  BobtheGrape

Yeah I’ve heard that when uppity people don’t let their kids have toy guns, often boys will get a stick outside and pretend it’s a gun!

Marie
Marie
7 years ago
Reply to  Julia

i had a strict “no toy guns” rule.. till my three year old came at me with a piece of toast bitten into the shape of a gun… the only tv he had ever seen? Bugs bunny. Yeah i grew up and gave it up heheh. Not to say i ran out and bought toy guns, his imagination was working quite well for him afterall, but i no longer objected when others did.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago
Reply to  Marie

Gun made out of cookie, too… kids’ll get around those “no war toys” rules.

Carey Hallihan
7 years ago
Reply to  Julia

Haha…..What that came from???? I never stop my son from playing with Airsoft toy guns. It is just a gun and a harmless one…

upaces88
upaces88
7 years ago
Reply to  BobtheGrape

Is anyone on here old enough to remember running outside to play “Cowboys and Indians”?
Kids know it is pretend. THEY ARE NOT STUPID!

Julia
Julia
7 years ago

Lmao, omg what a bunch of self-righteous puke!

Doug Todd
7 years ago

This is too silly for comment but a REAL gun buy-back? Participating in a gun buy-back because you believe other people have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think others have too many children

japoa
7 years ago

There is a key phrase in the article : “…………………wants to catch kids even before they think about wielding a weapon “. More mind / behavior control going on and all the sheeple can say is baaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Hey, how ’bout a left/liberal book, drug paraphenalia and sex tox buy back? (Hey, fair’s fair… it’s about Godly wholesomeness right?) Five bucks for Gore’s Earth in the Lurch or a bong!

christy
christy
7 years ago

Wow, his kids are so “lucky” to live in the rainbow unicorns and everything nice household. Good luck with that. Kids will be kids, as it should be.