The NRA. Defrauding taxpayers for fun and profit.
Chicago, like many large cities around the country, sponsors a successful gun buyback program meant to incentivize owners of dangerous weapons to turn their guns into authorities. The program’s no-questions-asked policy allows for anyone to drop off a gun — no matter the condition or circumstances surrounding how it was obtained — in exchange for prepaid Visa cards worth $100 per gun and $10 per BB gun or air gun. The program, called “Don’t Kill a Dream, Save a Life,” aims to reduce the number of dangerous weapons on the streets and in households.
But Guns Save Life exploited the “Don’t Kill a Dream, Save a Life” initiative and used the program to help fund an NRA-sponsored summer shooting camp for young children by turning in a collection of old, rusted and broken guns and BB guns collected by members through the program in exchange for $6,240 in taxpayer money.
In case you don’t follow – the NRA-sponsored Guns Save Life group ran a donation drive for old busted guns, traded the busted guns in for taxpayer money, then used the taxpayer money to buy new guns and put them in the hands of children at their private summer camp.
But, you know, they’re just doing their part to save lives. I’m sure area police departments are thankful for their efforts.