No, I'm not joking. You read that right. Police in Beliot are asking residents to volunteer to have their homes searched for guns.

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Chris Bernard, ThinkStock

I read the original article from at least six times. I searched around the internet frantically trying to find if this was a hoax. I'm scared my friends. This is real life.

Police in Beloit are doing something completely moronic, in my own opinion, and are trying to use a new tactic to reduce gun violence. They are asking for the residents of Beloit to call the police so they can come over. Not to have coffee and a doughnut, but to search your homes for guns you didn't know were there.


Police Chief Norm Jacobs spoke to WPR and compared this new tactic to fighting the war against Ebola. He says, "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." He continued, "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."

Right... I have for the first time ever not been able to put my thoughts into words. I'm absolutely speechless.

I don't know about you, but I would not be calling the police to come to my house to come in and out and search around. Not in a million years. If I had a gun in the house, trust me, I would know about it. Would you allow them to come into your home and search for guns? Let me know in the comments below!

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