ANA G. MARQUEZ-GREENE
MADELEINE F. HSU
CATHERINE V. HUBBARD
ANNE MARIE MURPHY
ALLISON N. WYATT
why don't we just set up a cash for guns deal like we had for clunkers? i'm guessing we could just decide to "turn swords into plowshares" tonight. we'd just translate it to guns for jobs and then we could just melt that metal into something more productive?
could we set up a by-back program. bring us your gun and we will give you $$$, some price?
Many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. — Isaiah 2:3-4
here's what i'd like to see. we start a national jobs training program. for each gun you bring in you get a certificate ... you also have to go through some therapy, as we assume you've seen some stuff. bring us a gun you get a therapist, contraception, health care, and job training.
could it work? seems worth a try. better than hating each other ...