Today's award goes to Mayor Mike McGinn of Seattle and the people responsible for that city's recently-announced gun turn-in program.
The Mayor announced that when a gun is turned in, "No photos will be taken, no questions will be asked." I understand that firearms turned in to the program will be destroyed.
That's just peachy. Does he realize that he's basically inviting criminals to commit crimes with a gun, then safely get rid of the evidence? I mean . . . take a gun. Shoot someone. Clean the gun, wash your hands, change your clothes. Hand it in the following day (or get a friend to do so for you), and collect a gift card for your trouble. The primary evidence of your crime has just gone into the crusher or the smelter, with no questions asked. What more could an enterprising criminal ask for?