This is another instance in which government unlawfully engaged the people to promote gun confiscation with the people’s money. Only, they were outsmarted by a very clever man, who took them for $21,000 in gift cards, courtesy of the taxpayers.
WKTV has the story.
UTICA, N.Y. (UPDATED) — A man who identified himself only as “Kem” saw people tweeting about using 3D printers to make guns for the sole purpose of selling them for big bucks at gun buyback programs, like the one the New York State Attorney General’s Office held at the Utica Police Department last month. He got to work on a $200 3D printer he got for Christmas.
“I 3D-printed a bunch of lower receivers and frames for different kinds of firearms,” said Kem.
Then, he drove six hours to Utica.
“And he sees the tote and says, ‘how many firearms do you have?’ And I said, ‘110,’” said Kem.
This began a haggling and negotiating session with Attorney General’s Office staff that lasted all day long.
“And it ended with the guy and a lady from the budget office finally coming around with the 42 gift cards and counting them in front of me,” said Kem. “$21,000 in $500 gift cards.”
A few weeks ago, NEWSChannel 2 contacted the state Attorney General’s Office, asking if they knew this might be happening. They didn’t answer the question, responding only that the Utica gun buyback was a big success and that the program, in general, keeps New York families safe.
“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,” laughed Kem. “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.”
Utica police referred all questions to the Attorney General’s Office.
A statement sent from a spokesperson at the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday said:
“It’s shameful that this individual exploited a program that has successfully taken thousands of guns off the streets to protect our communities from gun violence. We have partnered with local police throughout the state to recover more than 3,500 guns, and one individual’s greedy behavior won’t tarnish our work to promote public safety. We have adjusted our policies to ensure that no one can exploit this program again for personal gain.”
Wait, what? Shameful? No, what is shameful is the attorney general and the criminals among the “Thin Blue Line” using taxpayer money to engage in an unlawful gun buy back program, which is just another angle of gun confiscation. This young man saw an opportunity to take advantage of what was going on, and did so.
Do I agree with the young man doing this? Not really, but I would be more upset over these criminals in places of authority stealing the people’s money and using it for what it was clearly never intended.
He is right about one thing though. His point about the abuse of this kind of criminal conduct by government was on full display and in their statement, you can clearly see that they are attempting for their utter failure by declaring it a huge success.
How does that make you feel New York? Utica? Or are you more angry at this man than your New York criminal syndicate government?
Utica, you got punked! Stop doing what is unlawful and you’ll stop getting punked!
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