Texas Man Speaks Out About How Media Convinced Him To Surrender His AK-47

A lifelong gun owner voluntarily surrendered his AK-47 to police after watching news coverage about mass shootings.

Austin, TX – A lifelong gun owner voluntarily surrendered his AK-47 to police after watching news coverage about mass shootings in his state.

“I’m going to go in, let them know I’m surrendering my firearm and it's an assault weapon,” he told KTBC. “We need to get them off the streets. I need to get mine off the streets. I can only speak for myself and pray for everyone else.”

The man, identified only as “Billy,” said he has been considering surrendering his rifle for a while.

“The massive shootings, all the lives, all the blood is hard to ignore,” he told KTBC. “I’m trying to make a safer place for you and me and my grandbabies.”

Before he surrendered the weapon, Billy made a video of him smashing the gun with a sledgehammer, KTBC reported.

“Enough said,” he quipped in the video.

After Billy showed up at the Austin Police Department to hand over his firearm, an officer escorted him back to his vehicle and took possession of the gun.

Billy said that Congress isn’t acting fast enough to take away citizens’ gun rights.

“I don't need them to pass a law to let me know what's right, necessarily, in a case like this that's so plain,” he declared. “I mean, the time is now.”

He said he hopes other citizens will follow his lead.

“If anyone else is wondering what to do with their assault rifles, this is one option,” the now-former gun owner told KTBC.

“I would encourage anyone that is in my position to do the same,” Billy preached. “It's not easy. It takes a lot more thought and a lot more courage to do this than it was to buy it.”

Comments (84)
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Theendisnear
Theendisnear

Did he give away his car too? Cars kill more people than guns!!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This guy is silly. Give up your protection. Give up the rest of your right too then!?

NCTrooper
NCTrooper

Austin, the California of the south

ArkyArgyle
ArkyArgyle

People of this mentality should turn in their guns.

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

If he was/is a 'life long' gun owner and know anything about weapons, he would know it's not an assault weapon. Secondly, he listened to the media......so......its probably a good thing he turned them in 🤔

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Looks like the perps know which house to hit next. He might as well put a sign in his front yard that says "gun free zone."

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

He care so much about other people, that when he staged this event with news coverage, he parked in a handicapped spot...

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

"Billy" is a fucking idiot. Should never have a gun in the first place if hes this stupid.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

5 minutes of fame.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

If his trusted platform of influence is the mainstream media; I think it’s probably all for the best that he not be around firearms. A basic IQ is recommended for safe handling.

bronx163
bronx163

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bronx163
bronx163

THE WEAPON IS NOT THE PROBLEM.

ITS THE WACO THAT HAS ONE.

STUPID TO SURRENDER YOUR WEAPON.

ITS YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. YOUR RIGHT TO DEFEND AGAINST ATTACKS.

CRIMINALS DONT DO UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. CRIMINALS DONT FILE APPS FOR GUN PERMITS.

THATS WHY THEY ARE CALLED CRIMINALS.

STOP LABELING LEGAL FIREARMS OWNERS AS THE ENEMY.

RetSgt
RetSgt

Keep Austin Weird is their motto.

Anomie88
Anomie88

We he's just a lemming or a Democrat mole.

DR226
DR226

So was this a planned event to bolster the lefts plans to abolish the 2nd amendment? Does he still have other firearms at home, hmm? Or is he pissed because he can't buy ammo at Walmart for it anymore?

RPG156
RPG156

Obviously, he believed that he was going to go further crazy and start killing people, so... probably a good decision on his part.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

So Billy was afraid that either his AK was going to go out on its own and kill or that HE was going to use it to kill or that a criminal would steal it and use it to kill.. In the case of the criminal I'm sure if it was illegal to have the AK the criminal would obey THAT law right???

Ron Danger
Ron Danger

No way I will turn mine over Billy... I'm keeping it.

Storm45
Storm45

another example of a well meaning crybaby that is incapable of operating in a free society. His only chance of staying free is due to the efforts of men and women better than he and they have "assault" weapons.

Ray B
Ray B

People that STUPID should not own guns ! Well done fake news mainstream media!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Attention any thieves: if anyone wants to find out where Billy lives, he has turned his his AK-47, and should be an easy target. His silver pickup truck, as shown in the picture above, will likely be visible in the driveway, and will help you identify his house. Feel free to bring a firearm with you, as he is openly against any citizens (including himself) from having any firearm rights, so he will likely be unarmed

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

"i need to get mine off the streets" said dumbass Billy regarding his AK.. Wtf is your AK doing on the streets? Shouldnt it be safely secured in your home? Why did you let it roam the streets Billy? Are you incapable of securing your own property? Does your car roam "the streets" killing people.. Better hit it with a sledge hammer and give it away too.. Along with all knives own and any prescription drugs you have.. They could end up on "the streets" too Billy.

northalabama
northalabama

Billy, Billy, Billy the song said don't be a hero not a zero!

bob95648
bob95648

If the effort truly was to reduce preventable deaths, they would start with banning tobacco, then alcohol, then cars capable of going faster than 45mph. Gun control is about Control.

ArtBeltranJr
ArtBeltranJr

Beto's mole.

DC-TX
DC-TX

Pussy.

flybynight
flybynight

Liberal plant plain and simple!!!!!

CitizenCare
CitizenCare

Lol. Thank God for Billy! Imagine all of the lives he just saved. Are you guys in support of this?

"Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty or Safety."

Sabom
Sabom

Is he going to turn in his phone to prevent texting while driving, too?

NFPD103
NFPD103

I think this is BS how long did he truly own this gun. I am not buying it.

Droz45
Droz45

With Media coverage of him turning it in?? 100-1 odds that he was paid by the gun-grabbers to do this.

Gocker
Gocker

While he's at it, why doesn't he just cut off his balls because there are too many unwanted babies out there?

IsupportLEOs
IsupportLEOs

Everything he said sounds like it's taken from the pages of the liberal handbook. I'm surprised it wasn't staged with one of the Dem candidates on site. He's got to be a plant for the liberal media.

Cops kid
Cops kid

Billy said" Congress isn't acting fast enough to take away the citizens gun rights" !??? I very relieved this stooge doesn't have a gun anymore.

RevWirtz
RevWirtz

Retard...'Nuff Said

TheHammer
TheHammer

The world is going to be a much safer place now. Idiot.

Me55
Me55

And then they probably arrested him for owning the gun in the first place.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

What an idiot!!

UsAgainstThem
UsAgainstThem

Any person with that mindset doesn't deserve to own a firearm.

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

Hey! I will trade you places! You come here to California, and I will go to Texas with my guns!

RampageFinal6
RampageFinal6

The man is am idiot, and can now be assaulted by anyone with a mind to! What a Fool.

JojoRIII
JojoRIII

I'm sure he made one lucky officer's day.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Hi Billy! Can you say I'm a dumb f*ck? I bet you can!

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

How exactly is this helping the problem of gun violence? Law-abiding gun owners aren’t the ones committing all the gun crime. This guy turning in his Kalashnikov won’t stop one single person from dying, including himself if he ends up the victim of a home invasion. This is all one big virtue signal.

OldVet
OldVet

He got Brainwashed very easy