Trying to establish the validity of this story, I could see MSM avoiding it if it was true. Good old American Capitalism...
see below local newspaper is saying it's false about buying the home made guns BTW.
A so-called “gun buyback” event in Pensacola, Florida did not go according to plan over the weekend, as a local gun club showed up to counteroffer
the city by paying actual market value for citizens’ firearms. The only weapons the buyback was able to acquire included BB guns and homemade
“Boom Stick 1776” pipe guns, which forced the event to run out of cash in under 30 minutes.
Members of the local Second Amendment advocacy group Escambia Carry showed up to the event with a sign that read “Don’t Get Ripped Off By The City
With This Stupid Gun “Buyback’ Program – See Me To Get Fair Market Value For Your Firearm.”
“Other than these rifles, the vast majority were junk,” Escambia Carry’s Jeremy Bosso said in a Facebook post. “Numerous people told us they
sold their old junk guns to buy new firearms. Someone sold a Marine Emergency Flare gun. Other attendees had air pistols (BB/pellet guns). The City
ran out of money by 9:27am – less than 30 minutes into the event.”
Look here the local newspaper they got a different spin.
The city of Pensacola gun buyback event Saturday collected 71 guns in its first 30 minutes, using up the entire $10,000 budgeted for the endeavor.
The gun buyback at Bill Gregory Park was scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, but the city ended the event early after all of the
available funding was spent by 9:30 a.m.
"I didn't realize the gun buyback program would be so successful," Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said Monday during his weekly press conference.
District 7 Councilman Delarian Wiggins proposed the program in January to raise awareness about gun violence in the city while getting a few guns off
of the street.
The program was a completely voluntary, one-day event.
At least one person at the event attempted to sell a homemade gun and posted photos about that on social media. Robinson said the city did not buy the
"Those were not accepted," Robinson said. "We actually have an email from the individual who sent something to us that he was upset about it. They
just simply weren't eligible guns that we were not looking to pay for them. I'm sorry we messed him up on that. But I guess he's welcome to keep his
Second Amendment and keep his guns, and we were happy to let him do that."
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