This is all that’s left of the 188 weapons turned in as part of the recent gun buyback program hosted by the United Playaz, a Filipino-led anti-violence group based in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Police Department collected, disassembled these weapons, and are showing all these for the public to see.
“We want to make sure that the people see what’s actually happening with the guns, and so when we have our future gun buybacks people probably won’t be hesitant to turn in their guns, to see that they will be destroyed,” said Rudy Corpuz Jr., the founder.
Corpuz says they’re going beyond getting guns off the streets. They’re sending a strong message by turning these guns into works of art.