CBS St. Louis
February 25, 2013
COMMENT: Instead of raising strong men who could balance and discourage a criminal culture, many in the community want to make children fearful of guns and subservient to those who wield them.
While St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is raising funds for a gun buyback program, Pastor Rodney Francis of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church wants to catch kids before they even think about wielding a weapon.
His church is planning a toy gun buyback later this summer.
â€śWe want to engage the culture of violence and one of the strategies that we thought we might be able to use is to educate parents about the danger of allowing kids to continue this access to toy guns and playing with toy guns.â€ť