Daily Update: Tuesday, Feb. 22

February 22, 2011 by · Comments Off 

A deadly earthquake in New Zealand leaves 65 dead and hundreds injured, 53 people have been killed in Juarez, Mexico, and protests continue in the Middle East. Also, a proposed bill may allow Texas college students, faculty and staff to carry concealed weapons on campus. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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Big D Blog: Guns For Groceries

March 3, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Christina Geyer

How about this: I’ll give you my gun, if you give me a $50 grocery store gift card. Apparently several Dallas gun owners were partaking in this great game of quid-pro-quo this weekend.

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway’s gun exchange program, held at Reunion Arena, brought in 147 rifles, shotguns and handguns. All this was in exchange for some Kroger cash. I guess in this recession, food takes priority over guns.

A diverse crowd brought in their guns for a 20 minute inspection before being rewarded their gift cards. All they had to show was their driver’s license.

Some participants credited their donation to lack of gun use and family safety. But I have to imagine that a week’s worth of groceries, in a dicey economic climate, would prompt many to trade in their useless firearms.

For more on this, check out a similar story on Dallasnews.com.