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So there I am working this gun buy-back program.
And the whole time I stood there wondering, “who is the idiot who came up with this initiative?”
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If you’ve never heard of it before, the way that it works is this: you bring in guns, we give you either money or gift cards, depending on how stupid your state leaders are.
The goal is to take guns off the street.
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And yet for some reason, even though I’ve worked probably 50 of these damn programs, I have yet to see a felon walk in and say, “you know what? Lemme get a Walmart card for this .40 I stole from my boy.”
Nine times out of 10, those selling us their guns are law-abiding citizens getting rid of broken or unused weapons.
Entrepreneurship - Props - State - Leaders - Gun
It’s entrepreneurship at its finest. So for that, I need to give some serious props to state leaders. While they failed at the whole “gun handover” thing, they sure succeeded at giving people a side hustle.
Like this guy, for example.
Missouri - Man - Firearms - Scrap - Metal
A Missouri man sold his firearms made out of scrap metal and garbage to a gun buy-back program… and then used the money to buy a real gun.
We call that man a “patriot”.
YouTuber - Royal - Nonesuch - Firearms - Scrap
YouTuber Royal Nonesuch made a quick $300 by taking 3 firearms that he’d built out of scrap and selling them back to the state of Missouri. He described two of the pipe guns as the ‘crappiest guns I’ve ever made’ but was still able to successfully sell them off to the program.
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