Pointer and Forshe say the buyback event is simple a way to start a conversation with youth about the dangers of guns – both real and fake – and put the emphasis on education.The event comes, of course, after the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Officer Timothy Loehmann. Rice was holding an air-soft "toy" gun, pictured here, which was mistaken by Loehmann for a real gun. Rice was also mistaken as being "maybe 20" by the officer.
The comic books being passed out were created by Rid-All to teach children about the environment and sustainability.
"We need mothers to show solidarity and bring their children to turn in their toy guns," Pointer said.
“I was stupid to have a BB gun that looks real enough to may have been shot and killed by anyone who saw or carried a real gun,” the letter stated. “I was also stupid to walk down the main street with it. I should have just kept it with my brother’s friend and shouldn’t have touched it at all. Even though I was walking, I was thinking in my head what if I get caught also what if I get killed. I am sincerely sorry for having the gun.”Pretty much the exact thing Pointer has been fighting against for years.