Pastor Gospel Singer John P. Kee’s Gift Cards for Guns Drive Came in Short in Numbers

Pastor Gospel Singer John P. Kee’s Gift Cards for Guns Drive Came in Short in Numbers

Last year Pastor John P. Kee put on a drive against gun violence and he is doing it once again this year. The following report states more about his past and why he is so passionate about getting guns off the streets:

Thirty years ago, John Kee carried several kinds of guns with him for protection while selling drugs in north Charlotte’s Double Oaks community: a .38-caliber pistol, a 9-millimeter handgun or a sawed-off shotgun.

Now the 51-year-old leads a church in that neighborhood, New Life Fellowship Center, which just completed its seventh annual Christmastime program of offering gift cards in exchange for people dropping off their guns at the church.
Kee tells us why he does it: “I want to clean up what I poisoned.”
The program brought in about 120 guns the first year, and they were turned over to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to be destroyed, Kee said. The church plasters signs around the city to attract support for the program, and there are no questions asked about the weapons.
The number of guns turned in had held steady over the years until this year, when only 41 guns were dropped off at the church between last Thursday and Saturday.
This year for the first time, he said, some gun-rights advocates set up across from the church offering money for guns. But he doesn’t think they had many takers or made a big impact on what the church was trying to do.
No matter the total turned in, Kee said he is pleased with the results. It just means there are fewer guns on the streets that could be used in a crime.
Read here for more.
Read the article about last year’s drive below:

Pastor and Gospel Singer John P. Kee Puts an End to Gun Violence in His Community

Thanks to a faithful reader for the heads up on this one! Great move, Pastor! We need more churches to do the same. With all of the storefront and megachurches in every town, we could stamp out gun violence if every church had a gun drive. Who’s next?

The New Life Fellowship Center’s  official Gun Drive Starts Thursday Dec. 20th through Sat. Dec.22.