You may have heard of one of the left’s bright new “common sense” gun control measures: paying people not to commit crimes.
How exactly would that work? D.C. actually voted in favor of these measures in February. “City residents who are viewed as at risk of committing a violent crime or becoming victims of one would qualify for the stipend initiative, which allows city officials to enroll up to 200 people in the program a year at an annual cost of $460,000,” reported The Daily Caller.
So it seems pretty arbitrary on who’s deemed eligible.
And according to Breitbart, most realize how absurd this is.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released March 31 shows slightly more than four out of five Americans reject the plan for Democrat-run cities to pay killers not to kill with guns.
Rasmussen asked, “In an effort to reduce their homicide rates, several cities are considering a plan to pay criminals not to commit gun crimes. Do you favor or oppose a plan in your community to pay criminals up to $1,000 a month not to kill someone with a gun?”In response, five percent of respondents agreed with such a plan, while 81 percent rejected it outright.
It may sound more ridiculous than the typical gun control measure, but I can assure you it’s equally effective.[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]