New idea: invite cops to search your home for guns

The program, in the town of Beloit, Wisconsin, drew few takers and much ridicule; it was quickly called off [Lowering the Bar]


  • Boston once had such a program narrowly aimed at mothers who feared that teenage sons were over their heads in gang activity; it was reasonably well received even if not much used. It doesn’t sound like authorities in Beloit WI gave any thought to who their audience might be.

  • As best I could I’d invite them to crawl through every cobweb covered basement mudhole I had on the property. If they don’t find anything, Oh well. At least I kept them off the street for an hour.