Gun buyback programs are, to put it bluntly, idiotic. The police use proceeds gathered from tax victims and civil forfeiture laws (i.e. direct theft) to buy firearms. While the gun control advocates claim these programs get guns off of the streets they only serve as evidence disposal since the police promise to ask no questions or perform any forensic analysis on the arms brought in. Criminals keep their firearm, individuals who have zero concept of the value of inherited firearms get sucked, and murders have a convenient method of getting the police to dispose of evidence. Fortunately not all is lost, a pro gun group managed to find a way to use a Chicago gun buyback against the police:
Sixty of the guns and several BB guns were turned in by the Champaign-based Guns Save Life. In return, the group received $6,240 in gift cards, said John Boch, president of the group.
Guns Save Life is known for the pro-gun signs the group posts along Interstate 57 between Chicago and Champaign. It also publishes a monthly gun journal.
Most of the money will go toward buying ammunition for an NRA youth camp in Bloomington. The rest will pay for four bolt-action rifles that will be given away to campers.
“This was rusty, non-firing junk that we turned in,” Boch said. “We are redirecting funds from people who would work against the private ownership of firearms to help introduce the next generation to shooting safely and responsibly.”
How great is that? Guns Save Life disposed of rusty nonfunctional junk and used the proceeds to introduce the next generation to firearms. The state may think it’s smart but individuals are smarter and will always find a way to use the state’s weapon against it.