Interfaith Efforts

June 13, 1999

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On June 13, 1999, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Racine Interfaith Coalition in Racine, Wisconsin collected 107 guns in a weekend "buy-back" on June 5-6, which was designed to make streets safer. The Coalition raised close to $20,000 for the buy-back to provide $50 and $100 gift certificates for the Regency Mall in Wisconsin to those who returned the guns. The persons returning the guns were asked no questions; seven illegal weapons were among the 107.