Chicago's gun buyback

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Chicago's gun buyback


Post by KLB » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:13 pm

According to an AGG report, William Stewart Boyd traded his father’s old .38 caliber Smith & Wesson snub nose for less than $100 in a gun buyback in 2004. It was supposed to be destroyed, but somehow the same handgun with serial number J515268 was found next to a dead body involved in a police shooting eight years later.
Plus this from the same article:
During an interaction with the police in July 2012, Munive was shot and killed by Cicero (Illinois) Officer Donald Garrity. 

Judge Boyd, rightfully, wants to know how the gun got into the hands of Munive. 

There’s some grey area in that story.  Officer Garrity has a long history of disciplinary problems and is currently collecting a disability pension for PTSD.  Garrity was disciplined for using a “high powered rifle” during a traffic stop, threatening another officer, and was stopped once for going 90 mph in a 30-mph zone. 

He was previously with the Berwyn Police Department and was hired by Cicero in 2012.

Munive’s family has accused Garrity of planting the handgun at the scene of the crime to justify his use of force. The family attorney said there were “plenty of warnings readily available to any reasonable police department that it was not safe to put a gun in the hands of such an unstable individual.”

The city of Cicero is ready to pay Munive’s family $3.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit out of court.
And more:
In January, we reported on a man who sold junk guns to a buy-back program so he could get the money to buy new guns. ... -shooting/

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