As long as they’re not mandatory, we have nothing against gun buybacks — they’re a great way of getting rid of old junk and procuring funds to put toward a new firearm. It’s always funny when authorities post pictures of the weapons they’ve taken off the streets. Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh proudly announced her gun buyback had taken a rocket launcher off the streets: “And yet the @NRA thinks somehow rocket launchers are good for Baltimore. Perhaps a name change is in order: The National Rocket Association.” Good one; enjoy prison.
The best one, though, came from the U.K., where a knife sweep of an antique shop yielded a bunch of dangerous cutlery, along with a rusty spoon.
New York Attorney General Letitia James showed off the results of a buyback event in Rochester, saying authorities collected 270 guns, including 20 “assault rifles.” Maybe it’s just us, but we don’t know why she didn’t feature the assault rifles in her photos:
We collected 270 guns, including 20 assault rifles, at our gun buyback event in Rochester last night.
As gun violence continues to plague communities throughout our state, it is essential that these dangerous firearms are now off our streets and out of our homes. pic.twitter.com/tqts8SycJ7
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) May 27, 2021
— e. west (@big_ed_west) May 27, 2021
I don't see any.
— Joshua (@JustJoshinginCT) May 27, 2021
Where are the “aSauLt riFleS”? Also, thank the lord that pellet gun is off the streets!!!!!
— Ben Di Ruzza (@bendiruzza9) May 27, 2021
— Josh (@RealIdahoJosh) May 27, 2021
“Pellet Pistol: Unknown Make and Model.”
That isn't an assault rifle pictured. That's a pistol caliber carbine and looks like a bunch of old pistols and sporting rifles.
— Paul Corbett (@Triforcemancer4) May 27, 2021
I see a lot of antique or collectible guns, some of which you can't hardly get ammo for. Good job.
— open_wire (@open_wire) May 27, 2021
Most of those look like weapons from the PS4 game “Red Dead Redemption 2” which was set in the 19th century.
— Jeremy Ivy (@thejivy) May 27, 2021
WHERE’S THE ASSAULT RIFLES TYRANT??? pic.twitter.com/dpurFCYJuZ
— John Romero (@JohnRomeroWSU) May 27, 2021
Where are the assault rifles? All I see is cowboy weaponry.
— Iron Ken (@IronKenX) May 27, 2021
Which is cool and fun, I might add. I have plenty myself.
— Iron Ken (@IronKenX) May 27, 2021
My guy posts a picture of a pellet gun, a flare gun, and some shitty old revolvers but none of the "Assault" rifles they're boasting about. Okay… Sure…
— British Halo 🇬🇧 the Falkland's Spartan (@HaloBritish) May 27, 2021
They bought half a shotgun, maybe they’ll pay even more for the other half next time…
— Brad (@WagBrad) May 27, 2021
WTF is #31? Double barrel handgun?
— Biden Thoughts With Jack Handey (@TrumpFrederick) May 27, 2021
It's a flare gun.
— GunsBeerFreedom (@Gunsbeerfreedo1) May 27, 2021
Damn where are all the “assault” rifles
— 🌺Pompano Mike🌺 (@24sweatshirt_) May 27, 2021
Who’s gonna tell her… Not one “assault rifle” in those pictures. 💀
— Joe (@JOE_CONTRERAS_) May 27, 2021
😂😂😂 whoever sold this garbage to you guys made some good money
— Gazijdm (@gazijdm) May 27, 2021
Was #31 used in the war of 1812?
— Squalid Squirrel (@TommyTenacious) May 27, 2021
Why don't you picture the 20 assault rifles then?
Much more impressive then a 9mm carbine
— Margarine-/k/un (@TheUnaButters) May 27, 2021
Please point out the assault rifle…
— The Libertarian Contrarian of NJ🟩 (@FreedumStoopid) May 27, 2021
where are those "20 assault weapons"
— Caleb (@MerCaleb) May 27, 2021
You really shouldn't lie but especially when you provide photographic evidence of that lie. Im looking for these "20 assault rifles" pic.twitter.com/JS8KhpvObJ
— Sheldon (@sheldonross241) May 27, 2021
What “assault rifles”?
— Disencabulator (@Disencabulator) May 27, 2021
Zero percent chance crimes were being committed with those guns. https://t.co/RGyd8q3Bn7
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 27, 2021
Cool, why don't you show us these "assault rifles"? Presumably these would be the most prized scores, wouldn't they?
— Metaellihead 🇺🇸 ☃️ 🏔️ (@metaellihead) May 27, 2021
You didn’t get pictures of the really scary ones, but at least you prevented a drive by shooting with an M1 Garand. How many broken guns did you collect?
— Jeep (@07Jeepjk) May 27, 2021
Every gun you are showing is a janky POS that people most certainly sold you because they made a nice profit. But you haven't shown a single assault riffle? Wouldn't it make more sense to show some real guns, not some crap found in the bottom of a river? Is this a troll post?😆
— Lenny Ghoul (@GhoulLenny) May 27, 2021
None of what you have pictured here is an assault rifle in any sense of the word.
Can you guys not be dumb.
— Noble Jarl (@Manicton) May 27, 2021
So uh… where are those 20 assault rifles?
— Colton Todd (@ColtonTheThird) May 27, 2021
Do you know what an assault rifle is? I bet you $100 dollars you didn't find a single assault rifle.
— ikeerbikeehc (@ikeerbikeehc) May 27, 2021
This guy has something to say about that collection: pic.twitter.com/fzfQa5k3I2
— Gilbert Gumbo (@Gilbert__Gumbo) May 27, 2021
Lamo what a failure. One of these guns is a fucking pellet gun. Friendly reminder gun sales have only gone up in the past two years, and with the way the current administration is going, people are gonna only buy more😎
— NormalName (@EaterOfCrayonss) May 27, 2021
They’ll use the money from the buyback to upgrade.
Man buys new gun after selling ‘pieces of scrap metal and garbage’ for $300 in gun buyback https://t.co/iPv3LdutNj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 7, 2019