A man in Phoenix has surrendered all of his firearms to police in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre — and he wants other Americans to give up their gun rights, too.
Jonathan Pring, who is originally from London, told Fox 10 in Phoenix the “easiest way to stop mass shootings from happening in America is to take guns away from civilians.”
Pring apparently believes the solution to gun violence is really easy:
“We can do something about the guns, we can just get rid of them, it’s that easy.”
So, he got rid of his. Here’s how his phone call with 911 went:
“When I phoned dispatch and I said, ‘hi, I’ve got some guns I’d like to get rid of,’ the dispatcher panicked a little bit,” said Pring. “’You’ve got guns? How many guns? Are there people in the house with you now? Are the guns loaded?’”
Pring said he could have pawned the guns and collect a few thousand dollars. Instead, Pring said he wanted to do the right thing.
So what if someone breaks into his house with intentions to harm him or his family?
“If I have a break-in at my house, I’ll hit him with a baseball bat,” Pring said. “I’m not afraid. I don’t need a gun to be a man.”
Time will tell if Pring’s activism catches on across America, but he might just find that Americans feel a little differently about their gun rights than people in Britain.
Watch Pring’s interview with Fox 10 Phoenix below.