You know that idea for a Seattle gun buyback program modeled on the successful program recently conducted in Los Angeles? Turns out a lot of other folks were thinking the same thing:
Please join Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Foundation, the King County Sherriff, former Seattle Mayors, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County Dr. David Fleming, Café Racer owner Kurt Geissel, and other community leaders tomorrow morning for the launch of the Seattle-King County Gun Safety Initiative.
Tomorrow’s announcement will detail a new gun buy back effort in Seattle and the surrounding region, a specific component of the Gun Safety Initiative. Former Seattle Mayors Greg Nickels, Norm Rice, Charles Royer and Wes Uhlman will co-chair the Gun Safety Initiative. Sponsors of the gun buy back effort currently include:
Five Point Café
Nate Miles, Eli Lilly
Seattle Police Foundation
Community partners of the gun buy back effort include:
Associated Recreation Council
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
After I posted, I heard from various parties who were pursuing a gun buyback program. Tomorrow's announcement is the result of their collaboration. More details about this publicly run/privately funded program in the morning.