|Dave Carlin, of Uncommon Arms in Kensington, Md., staked out the parking lot entrance of First Baptist Church of Glenarden to try to buy people’s firearms before they turned them in for destruction. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)|
“We’re tired of hearing the tragedies of both violence and accidents and kids getting guns and shooting other kids,” says Pastor John Jenkins.
The churches raised more than $30,000 to provide gift cards used to exchange handguns, rifles and shotguns, which are slated for destruction. So many people showed up, the church was forced to restock its supply of gift cards.