Friday’s editorial previews the get-together for peace and gun buy-back coming up Saturday:
If the example of similar local events in the past few years holds true, we can expect a little over 100 guns to be turned in Saturday during the Stop the Violence Peace Festival and gun buy-back in Conway.
Will this make an enormous dent in violence in our communities? We doubt it. Turn in 100 guns and there are thousands upon thousands more left in Horry County. National estimates put the number of guns in the United States around 300 million, or about one for every man, woman and child in the country. Most of those are owned by law-abiding citizens. Some aren’t. But one event in Conway won’t do much to change those numbers.