Are you worried that you have a gun in your home that you don’t know about?
Well, police in Beloit, Wisconsin, have the solution for you. That is, you can volunteer to have officers come to your house and look to see if there are any firearms on the premises. Nope. This is not a joke, at least according to Wisconsin Public Radio.
Police Chief Norm Jacobs told the station that the program is meant to treat gun violence like an infectious disease.
“Gun violence is as serious as the Ebola virus is being represented in the media, and we should fight it using the tools that we’ve learned from our health providers,” said Jacobs.
He said the goal of the searches is to find guns that homeowners are unaware of, children’s toys that have been manipulated to look like real firearms or guns linked to crimes.
“That’s really what we’re looking for,” he said. “Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion.”
What do you think about this program? Would you volunteer for a search?