“This is just one way to take a destructive weapon and turn it into something positive for society. Now they can be a small part of the foundation holding our community together.” – Nicole Nishida, L.A. County sheriff’s spokeswoman

21 Responses to Quote of the Day: Swords to Plowshares Edition

  1. They should have sold to chicago’s buy back program and they could have all felt accomplished… and then bought 80k worth of rebar they turned the guns into. or had a police auction to pay for some of the police pensions citizens have to pay for through taxes. I’d buy one or two, you will have to pay for them anyway why not get something fun in the process. That’s change I can believe in

  2. Let’s see–what’s the current condition of the budget in California, both state and cities? How about selling those guns to legal gun buyers? There are plenty who would pay the fees to transfer them out of state, if locals can’t buy.

    But Ms. Nishida shouldn’t feel to pleased. Gun manufacturers will make more.

    • Ya Got To Be Kidding… sell it to legal gun buyers? They’ll need to recognize legal gun buyers before they could do that.

  3. Nicole Nishida, L.A. County sheriff’s spokeswoman would fit in well with the thinking of government officials who advise White House Presidents on social and economic issues regardless of political party.

  4. “Now they can be a small part of the foundation holding our community together.”

    Without the efforts of the common man who is a hardworking and practical male Atlas upholding the cost of society and producing something of value the American fantasy land would collapse.

  5. “This is just one way to take a destructive weapon and turn it into something positive for society. Now they can be a small part of the foundation holding our community together.”

    So this means we are going to bury politicians inside concrete foundations of public buildings?

  6. If Nishida really wanted to find a way to take something destructive and turn it into something positive for society, she’d run that bulldozer through the state capitol.

  7. Swords are the weapons of nobles. Clods get spears, axes, and other sharp things that don’t require much metal. Perhaps an anti-aristocratic quote?

  8. But wait….it gets crazier! The L.A. Police have given a bunch of those guns to some “artist” who is making “sculptures” out of them which will be displayed for Public viewing in the L.A. Police Department. This was a 5 minute report on the Local ABC News a week or so back. The “artist” will thereby demonstrate how it is possible to “make something beautiful out of something destructive”….running for my “Barf Bag”…again….

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