A church in Brooklyn is accepting guns and exchanging them for cash.
As part of the program, anyone can anonymously hand in a gun or rifle, legal or illegal, and get a $200 bank card — no questions asked. The cards may be used at stores or to withdraw money at ATM machines.
While gun owners can turn their weapons over at police precincts for $100 anytime, pastors say churches are seen as sanctuaries by those wary of authorities.
Except it’s a violation of the laws of the State and City of New York for the pastors at these churches to take possession of the firearms that are being turned in.Â If I were to go to New York to swap guns for cash, they’d throw me in prison.Â Why do these guys get a pass?