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]