GunBusters is the industry leader for firearms destruction. We provide a SAFE, SIMPLE and SECURE firearms destruction program FREE OF CHARGE for law enforcement agencies. Our patented process includes a video package allowing the agency to verify the actual destruction of each individual firearm.
The GunBusters team will pick up the firearms from your agency and do an on-site audit to verify serial numbers. This process ensures accuracy through every step of the process.
Firearms are processed through the GunBusters Firearms Pulverizer. Each firearm is destroyed individually. Our destruction process exceeds ATF requirements for firearm destruction.
The entire destruction process is video recorded to ensure proof of destruction. These destruction videos are provided to the department and are searchable by serial number and agency case number.
With the ATF-approved destruction method and video documented proof of destruction; your department can be assured that each firearm has been successfully destroyed.
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Video records are searchable by serial number, agency case number, and date and time.
There has been a significant increase in the number of firearms seized by and surrendered to law enforcement agencies. While seizure and recovery numbers are not published, ATF data reflects over 620,000 crime guns were traced in 2022. Yearly, United States law enforcement agencies conduct more than seven million firearm serial number checks. It is estimated over one million guns are recovered annually by law enforcement.
In some agencies, seized guns are stored for years before a decision is made to dispose of them. In many instances the Chief of Police or Sheriff was unable to find a safe, simple and secure method to destroy the weapons. In some agencies confiscated and surrendered firearms are destroyed by sawing in-half or cutting with an acetylene torch, while others are crushed with a sledgehammer, all inherently dangerous methods. A few agencies transport weapons to car shredders or foundries, requiring significant resources, with an increased risk of loss or theft during the process. Much to the chagrin of police administrators, there are reports of supposedly shredded or melted guns reappearing in new crimes. Due to EPA air pollution mandates, the number of foundries willing to destroy firearms is declining.
Agency administrators also report their frustration with the hidden costs, not shown in their approved budget, for the packaging, storing, record-keeping, and eventual destruction of firearms. Many agencies have been forced to increase the size of their property rooms and the number of personnel assigned to the overwhelming and time consuming task of maintaining massive firearm inventories.
GunBusters recognized the need for a safe, simple and secure method for agencies to destroy the increasing number of confiscated and surrendered firearms. For over two years our team searched for a viable solution to the destruction issue, resulting in the design of a pulverizer, specifically designed to destroy firearms. To document the destruction, we developed a computer and video verification process, for which GunBusters was issued two U.S. Patents.
Once destroyed, the agency is provided with searchable video recordings that show the individual destruction of each firearm, copies of ATF documentation, and samples of the destroyed firearms.
The first GunBusters Firearms Pulverizer System is housed in our headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri, where destruction services are provided FREE of charge for law enforcement agencies. In addition, GunBusters developed a nationwide network of licensees to provide destruction services for law enforcement agencies across the United States.
To date, GunBusters has destroyed over 200,000 firearms for 950 of agencies across the country.
Ray is a retired police commander who, after retirement, held senior management positions within the firearms industry. (Beretta, Glock and SIG.) During that period, he developed trade-in programs to assist agencies dispose of former duty weapons plus their inventories of confiscated and surrendered firearms. He holds dual degrees in business administration and business management and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy. He recently served on the Firearms Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Since 2010, Scott has worked with public safety agencies, firearms manufacturers and law enforcement distributors. At GunBusters, he is responsible for overseeing the intake and destruction of firearms, media relations, brand development, licensee training and process development.
Scott is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in political science and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing.
Rick is a management professional with over 20 years of retail management experience. Rick previously managed over 40 employees while increasing sales and executing profit improvements. He excels at providing excellent customer service, often serving as a mentor to his peers.
Rick is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and finance. He is involved in his community, serving as a basketball, baseball and soccer coach.
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