Do-gooders in Peoria, Illinois were offering $200 per gun in a gun buyback event on Saturday that was scheduled to run from 10:00a to 3:00p. Organizers offered even more for guns they viewed as especially icky at four locations across the city. In promotional materials, they billed it as an event designed to “TAKE BACK OUR STREETS.”
The old expression “if it plays in Peoria” panned out just as one would expect. Scores and more turned out, bringing their scrap iron to trade for perfectly good cash money as the holiday season gets under way.