Our friend John Boch, president of Guns Save Life in Champaign, Illinois, recently relayed the difficulty one of his members had trying to hand over some junk at a gun buyback held earlier this month by the Stone Creek Church in neighboring Urbana. The church ultimately claimed it managed to collect 107 guns during the event. But John, being the ‘trust but verify’ type that he is, filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out exactly what was collected and he’s emailed us his findings . . .
Church claims 107 guns collected. FOIA request, with NOTHING redacted, shows 33 guns turned in. Only 33 guns turned in. Sum value of all: Scrap metal at first glance.
Looks like the good church is either lying or the agencies split up the take. Next week I’ll FOIA bomb the other three agencies that might have been present (Champaign, U of I, and County).
Also got a private email from the sheriff, who I’m acquainted with, apologizing for the unpublished conditions imposed upon those wishing to participate. Apparently when the Urbana Police Chief (it was their baby, so to speak) found out about the “Are you friends with John Boch?” and similar questions, he told the church people to knock it off.