An upstate New York man claims he was able to exploit the state's gun buy back program by 3D printing more than 100 small firearms and selling them back to the attorney general's office.
The man who only identified himself as "Kem" said the idea came to him when he scrolled on.
The New York AG's " Cash for Guns" program, which promised residents that they could trade in firearms for cold, hard cash, was the subject of Joking, according to the local news station. He got a 3D printer for Christmas and decided to use it.
"I 3D-printed a bunch of lower receivers and frames for different kinds of firearms," he said, adding that he drove six hours to the gun buy back event in the city.
The person at the event asked how he had a bag full of guns.
He told the station that he said, "110." The guy and a lady from the budget office came around with the gift cards and counted them for me.
He said he received $21,000, all of which he claimed was given to him by the state.
The statement from the AG's office seems to back up the story.
"It is shameful that this individual exploited a program that has successfully taken thousands of guns off the streets to protect our communities from gun violence," the statement read.
While 3D printers' ability to make firearms has been a source of concern, they have for the most part stayed out of the news as the technology failed to be revolutionary.
This person definitely did use his cheapo consumer 3D printer to make guns, but it was far from what gun control advocates were initially concerned about.
Next-gen weaponry is being discussed.