Most buyback programs are an absolute joke.
While they are intended to “take guns off the street,” a surprisingly few number of criminals choose to participate in these government sponsored events.
These events often collect a variety of broken, used, or inherited firearms from law-abiding citizens in exchange for somewhere between $50 and $100.
YouTuber Royal Nonesuch has made a living making videos where he builds and fires a variety of simple pipe-guns from scrap.
When his home town of Columbia, missouri offered $100 per firearm at their Gift 4 Gun Exchange buyback, Royal Nonesuch just had to participate.
“I don’t have too much time or energy invested in any of these guns,” he says before selling three homemade weapons for a quick $300. He later said he plans to put that money toward more firearm projects.
According to the Columbia Missoruian, 41 firearms were turned in at this event. Cory Crosby, a local businessman, raised $1,120 through a fundraiser for the event, which wasn’t quite enough to cover the $4,100 he handed out. The event’s co-sponsor Sean Spence said they’d like to do it again assuming they can raise enough money next time.
Watch Royal Nonesuch’s video about his money-making opportunity below.