From Fox News:
A pro-gun group claims it flipped the script on Chicago’s firearms buyback program by selling old, broken rifles to the city and then using the money to buy guns and ammo for an NRA-sponsored shooting camp for kids.
“Guns Save Life,” based in Champaign, Ill., recently sold 60 firearms to the Chicago Police Department — 10 of which were manufactured before 1898 — in exchange for $6,240 in gift cards, according to group president John Boch. The sale also included five BB guns and a rickety pump-action shotgun that was held together by duct tape and zip ties, he said.
“They recognized it for the junk it was,” Boch said of the sale. “At one of the locations, one of the detectives was very tenacious … And hit the guys with a flurry of questions like ‘Where the hell did you get these, from a graveyard?’ ” But the department carried out the transaction anyway, and the organization used the proceeds to fund the youth shooting camp.
Boch said the money earned is being used to buy rifles and ammunition for an annual summer camp held at Darnall Gun Works & Ranges in Bloomington, Ill. “The real delicious irony here is that the city of Chicago is paying for rifles that we’re giving away to young people as part of this camp,” Boch told FoxNews.com.
“The program was intended to get unwanted and unused guns off the street to make the community safer. We provided them unused and unwanted guns.” Unwanted, because “they just didn’t work.”
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