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Seller exploits NY gun-buyback loophole with 3D printer, makes $21K

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The seller, who identified himself by a pseudonym, said he traveled from West Virginia to a gun buyback Aug. 27 in Utica, New York. He turned in 60 printed auto sears, small devices that can convert firearms into fully automatic weapons. Under the rules of the buyback, that entitled him to $350 for each of the printed parts, including a $100 premium.
Published 4 months ago · Utica, United States

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New York changes gun buyback after seller gets $21,000 for 3D-printed parts

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