A father of 2 in Oregon stated he gave his weapons to his native police division to be destroyed after the contemporary taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of nineteen kids and two lecturers.
In a widely-viewed TikTok video, Ben Beers stated he was once turning over his two weapons — a 9 mm handgun and an AR-15 — to the Hillsboro Police Department as a result of he doesn’t need them anymore.
“I know this will not change legislation, or anything to do with gun culture in America, but hopefully it’ll be a form of symbolism,” Beers stated within the video. “Hopefully America can wake up, because no other country has the problems that we do with gun culture, ideation, and gun violence like we do.”
In the remainder of the video, Beers requires adjustments in law and the U.S. Constitution and presentations a filled-out shape on the police division, forfeiting the guns.
The video had just about 200,000 perspectives as of May 27.
Beers informed KGW that he’s up to now owned and bought different weapons up to now, however that the new taking pictures made him wish to have his present guns destroyed as an alternative of put again available on the market.
Hillsboro police didn’t straight away reply to a request for remark from McClatchy News. However, Sgt. Clint Shrz informed KGW that the dept offers the guns to some other corporate to be destroyed, and that folks flip weapons over to the dept “about once a month.”
Police departments around the nation have equivalent methods and consistent with The Trace, a number of of the rustic’s biggest police departments, together with in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Houston, wreck hundreds of weapons each and every yr.
And consistent with CNN, federal legislation enforcement companies have destroyed over 90,000 weapons up to now decade.