Here’s a buyback program we could all support. It’s actually less of a gun buyback and more of a gun giveaway. The organization is called the Armed Citizen Project. They’re working on becoming a 501(c)(3) organization, but that could take a while since they’re a conservative, gun-rights group. We know how the IRS likes to take their time with those types of people.
The ACP takes monetary donations as well as firearm donations. But instead of being a way to get guns off the streets like in typical police gun buybacks, they’re turning around and giving these donated guns as well as training to unarmed Americans (after performing background checks). As the director Kyle Caplen said, “We’ve combined Joe Biden’s love of shotguns with Obama’s love of redistribution.” So, ACP is calling this giveaway their “Redistribution of Firepower Program.”
They’ve been in the news several times before for arming particularly vulnerable citizens like single mothers and the urban poor. They’re in the news again, because they’ve announced they’re expanding their Redistribution of Firepower Program to Texas and Florida. Their press release stated, in part: