We have a lot of posts in our archives about the “success” of gun buyback programs. Some people turn in guns that look like they were recovered from the Titanic, while others whip together homemade guns out of plywood to cash in. Police really seem to think people are going to turn in the AR-15s for a $100 gift card.
Here’s the story of a man who 3D printed over 100 lower receivers and drove to Utica to sell them at a buyback event, making $21,000 in gift cards in the process.
Man Makes $21,000 Bringing 3D-printed Guns To New York Gun Buyback Event https://t.co/X8pTw1QRyn
— Newsradio WTAM 1100 (@wtam1100) October 4, 2022
Fox News reports:
A New York man claims to have made $21,000 during a gun buyback program by 3D printing over 100 lower receivers and turning them over to police.
“I 3D-printed a bunch of lower receivers and frames for different kinds of firearms,” the man, who would only identify himself as “Kem,” told WKTV last week.
Kem says he printed the gun parts on a $200 3D printer he received as a gift for Christmas and then made the 6-hour drive to Utica, New York, where the Utica Police Department was hosting a gun buyback program for the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
“I’m sure handing over $21,000 in gift cards to some punk kid after getting a bunch of plastic junk was a rousing success,” Kem said. “Gun buybacks are a fantastic way of showing, number one, that your policies don’t work, and, number 2, you’re creating perverse demand. You’re causing people to show up to these events, and, they don’t actually reduce crime whatsoever.”
— Definitely Not SteverinoC (@DefSteverinoc) October 4, 2022
— Mr. 187 (@chiefdoer) October 4, 2022
Work the system.
— C_Dub#18 (@CWal_18) October 4, 2022
The American dream is alive
— Scotts automotive center (@ScottMc04486549) October 4, 2022
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/bXhU194e8p
— Christopher Soldano (@Shorty01776) October 4, 2022
You love to see it
— B (@defnotfluffhead) October 4, 2022
— Daniel Alvarado (@daberries2) October 4, 2022
Considering almost all of the other ones turned in were stolen, he’s probably the most honest participant.
— Randall Flagg (@FlaggTheRaven) October 4, 2022
— Mich Biz (@MichBiz1981) October 4, 2022
Democrat policies never work.
— DeSantis 2024 (@Jack203811871) October 4, 2022
You always get more of what you subsidize/incentivize, less of what you tax/regulate.
— Bernard Roan (@XCoastie73) October 4, 2022
Did any criminals turn in their guns?
All guns Miami collects in its buyback program will be sent to Ukraine https://t.co/k5MxdO5Z5h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 26, 2022