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Gun Violence Program Swaps Firearms With Fishing Poles For Kids


WE GET IT INTO OUR NEWSROOM. PLAN TO BE STUCK IN SOME TRAFFIC FOR A WHILE IF YOU ARE HEADING DOWN I-80. AN ORGANIZATION IS REDUCING VIOLENCE IN COMMUNITY. THROUGHOUT THE RELATION BY OFFERING A FREE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. THE GROUP IS KEEPING KIDS OFF OF THE STREET AND GUNS OUTSIDE OF REACH. NEW AT FIVE, CBS13’S CARLOS CORREA SHOWING IT IS TAKING PLACE ALONG AN SAN JOAQUIN AND SACRAMENTO RIVERS. WITH THE BAIT AND POLES, THE CHILDREN ARE NOT JUST FISHING BUT USING VALUABLE LESSONS TO PUT TO GOOD USE. TIM IS A SURVIVOR AND ONCE A VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME. HE SAYS HE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. I HAVE BEEN PARALYZED IN MY LEFT LEG AND SHOT IN THE MOUTH AND CAME OUT OF MY NECK AND I GOT A BUNCH OF HOLES IN ME. TIM HAS BEEN HEALING AND MENTORING CHILDREN THROUGH HOOKED ON FISHING AND NOT ON VIOLENCE. THE ORGANIZATION OFFERS STRUCTURE AND FUN ACTIVITIES THAT PROVIDE LEARNING ACTIVITIES. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO AND WHAT WE ARE DOING IS TAKING THE GUNS FROM OUR KIDS OUT OF THEIR HANDS AND PLACING THE ROD AND REAL IN THEIR HANDS BECAUSE ONE THING I KNOW AND TWO THINGS IF YOU TEACH A CHILD TO FISH TODAY HE WILL EAT FOR LIFE. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF FISHING AND THAT’S NOT ALL. THEY GO ON HIKES AND PLAN TIME IN LOCAL PARKS EXPLORING AND LEARNING AND PLAYING SOCCER AND OTHER GAMES. IT HELPS ME STAY AWAY FROM BAD STUFF LIKE GANG RELATED STUFF. THE OFFICES ARE FILLED WITH POLES THAT MEANS NO CHILD IS LEFT OUT AND GETS TO LEARN FISHOLOGY AND KNOW FISH SPECIES AND DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS. WHAT DO YOU LIKE FROM FISHING AND WHAT DO YOU LEARN. NOT TO GET UPSET FROM PEOPLE WHEN THEY MAKE MISTAKES. FREE TO ALL CHILDREN AND HELP THEM TO STAY AWAY FROM THE VIOLENCE AND CRIME THAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS. IF WE KEEP THEM BUSY AND DOING SOMETHING NEW AND CONSTRUCTIVE THEY WILL STAY OUT OF HARM’S WAY. MOST OF THE FISHING POLES AND SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE PROGRAM ARE ALL DONATED BY THE COMMUNE. GREAT PROGRAM. THANKS, CARLOS.

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