Kansas City Woman Buys AR-15 Just to Destroy It

A Kansas City woman decided earlier this week that she’d had enough of the AR-15 she’s been storing in her home for a friend, so she decided to purchase it and then destroy it.

“I don’t even like touching this thing. It’s upsetting to me,” Sandy Skaggs told KMBC News 9, gingerly holding what she called a “killing machine.”

She told the outlet that the recent mass murders in Dayton and El Paso motivated her to buy and destroy the weapon.

“I do not want this gun. I want to destroy this gun,” Skaggs clarified.

She contacted local police to ask about the proper way to destroy the rifle or request that they do it, telling law enforcement that she does not want it used for parts. She’s willing to do anything to render the weapon inoperable, even “pouring acid down the barrel to destroy the mechanism inside,” according to KMBC’s Michael Mahoney.

“I’m not opposed to hunting. I’m not opposed to hunters. I’m not opposed to people having guns in their possession for protection. But this is a killer. It’s a killing machine, and that’s all it’s for,” she said.

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When Mahoney pointed out that AR-15s are legal to own and that many hunters use them due to their accuracy and versatility, Skaggs stood her ground.

“That’s right. They are. And I’m entitled to purchase and destroy it,” Skaggs said.

Skaggs joins a long and noble line of virtue signalers garnering local media attention for their brave decision to destroy semi-automatic rifles.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • David F. Tidwell June 4, 2021, 9:40 am

    A KILLING MACHINE, That gun lady could lay on your fireplace hearth until it rusted completely away and never kill anyone, The gun will only kill if it has a killer behind it killing people. Its not the gun tts the person behind the gun that does the killing, I have had a Colt AR-15 SP1 since i was 16 years old that was 1973 I am now 64 years old in 2021, I have owned this KILLING MACHINE that you called it for 48 years.and it has never killed anyone. I use to go to high school with it in the back window gun rack. I never thought about taking that rifle and shooting up the school. BECAUSE IM NOT A SICK PERSON. THE GUN DOES NOT DO THE SHOOTNG BY ITSELF. IT;S NOT THE GUN THAT KILLS IT’S THE PERSON PULLING THE TRIGGER THAT DOES THE KILLING,
    Don’t blame THE GUN

  • John Dodge February 19, 2021, 6:27 pm

    And people like that are the ‘useful idiots’ that voted for the socialists and criminals intenyt on destroying the USA.

  • frank November 1, 2019, 9:18 am

    No doubt a Democrat.

  • William D. Livingston October 10, 2019, 1:17 pm

    It must be that time-of-the-month for her; emotions dominate reason.

  • gandolf the White August 18, 2019, 10:24 am

    One down, 18 million too go. She might as well try to bail out the ocean.

  • Richie August 12, 2019, 9:21 pm

    Stupid broad!

  • CJ Dupre August 11, 2019, 3:54 pm

    Did you also destroy your automobile, because they kill more people than guns. Oh wait, the drivers of autos kill, just like the shooters of guns. A parked auto will kill no one. A gun sitting on a shelf will kill no one. Have some comen sence for Christ sakes…liberal fool….

  • Jim August 10, 2019, 9:31 pm

    Unbelievable! Hey, if she ‘t want it I’ll take it off her hands and being a retired Police Officer I can honestly state that I will never use it to destroy human life unless they are trying to destroy my life, the life of my wife, other relatives, or innocent people.

  • Meeester August 10, 2019, 9:29 pm

    that’s nice. Mentally deficient people like her shouldn’t have guns. Meanwhile I just built a new one.

  • John W. Raccasi August 10, 2019, 6:33 pm

    “It’s a killing machine”, I wonder if she says that to herself every time she gets behind the wheel of her Buick.

  • Ken Howell August 10, 2019, 1:54 pm

    Please start with cutting the barrel off (be sure you film yourself and post on YT) then cut the buffer tube off creating an SBR. Perhaps your white ass will get an epiphany dressed in prison orange.

  • Gerald Mann August 10, 2019, 11:17 am


  • mark l bowen August 10, 2019, 12:51 am

    I am an army veteran, and a current police officer. I am a member of the NRA and have been a vocal advocate for defending and preserving the 2nd Amendment for over 40 years. I’m curious why my three attempts to post my opinion here at gunsamerica have never been allowed? I did not use foul language nor did I make threats or engage in any thing other than pointing out this woman was wrong in her opinion and that was all. In addition to this thread I have been removed 2 other times on other posts that were equally non-offensive. If you have any credibility at all you will reply to my query as this is the third time I have tried to send you correspondence but you seem to hide any working e-mail address that acknowledges concerns from subscribers.

    • Jim August 10, 2019, 9:38 pm

      Mark, it is because Facebook is owned and run by liberals who will not allow the truth to be told unless it helps their liberal agenda. This naturally will be deleted. I’m also a retired Officer and most of my posts have been deleted as well as I am a conservative too.

    • Derek L Ellsbury February 12, 2021, 10:40 pm

      A+++ Brother!

  • E T Gwynn August 9, 2019, 11:41 pm

    AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, and turned it into a tool for cultivating and growing food,”

    Those who turn their swords into plowshares will plow for those who did not!

  • Big Kahuna August 9, 2019, 8:01 pm

    Her name says it all, she’s a “skagg”

  • FirstStateMark August 9, 2019, 6:43 pm

    Way too much coverage for such a little thing. This was staged to the hilt and for political reasons. Pay no attention to the lady behind the rifle.

  • Kane August 9, 2019, 5:59 pm

    Why not donate the AR to a police department?

    Oh yeah, the police are part of the problem in some people’s minds.

  • Don Crawford August 9, 2019, 5:45 pm

    How incredibly superior she must be feeling with her meaningless protest.

  • Mark August 9, 2019, 5:39 pm

    Hey if you want, by a hundred while your add it,lol. Hope this makes a shit pot of these liberal
    whack jobs buy them to destroy them,lol.

  • Patrick McWilliams August 9, 2019, 4:29 pm

    Anyone else want to pay $3000 for an AR-15 so he or she can turn it into a garden tool? Give me a call.

  • mark August 9, 2019, 4:26 pm

    That woman is a nobody with no brain who wants her 6 seconds of stupidity-fame broadcast throughout her area so her neighbors can all make fun of her too. She’s the kind of lowlife that would call the police if she saw an 8 year old kid selling lemon-aid in his front yard. Her lobotomized friends at the local TV sewer are more than happy to help push this agenda regardless of how inane, unworkable and totally irrelevant and nonproductive it is.

  • The Millionth Counsel August 9, 2019, 2:36 pm

    The more money these whackos spend on buying guns to destroy, the less money goes to anti second amendment lobbying groups. Furthermore a gun shop makes a profit off of these idiots.

  • Robert Messmer August 9, 2019, 2:26 pm

    The story left out all of the details of the killings of the AR 15 while stored at her house. It also left out a} why was it being stored at her house and b} if she did legally buy it. But hey Lady, thanks for announcing to the criminals that your house is a gun free zone. It will help some criminal to go home to his/her/its children.

    • Danman August 9, 2019, 11:31 pm

      So this woman used the supposed”gunshow loophole” to purchase this firearm without doing the necessary paperwork and going thru a background check…

      • JR August 13, 2019, 4:09 pm

        It’s not a “loophole” if there’s no law or rule against it. There is nothing that makes the private transfer of a firearm without a background check illegal unless you live in such a state. Even then it’s not a loophole. You’re just violating an arbitrary law that infringes on your natural human rights.

  • Richard Greene August 9, 2019, 2:25 pm

    The lady that destroyed the AR-15 reminds me of the lady who hated the circus, to get even, she would buy tickets and then not go.

  • Ralph McLean August 9, 2019, 1:52 pm

    Anybody else wondering if this was STAGED, and who sponsored it…..?

  • Johnny August 9, 2019, 12:47 pm

    LOL!!! I love that! People go out and spend money (supporting the manufacturer and industry financially) so that can “teach people a lesson…wah wah!!!” by destroying it. Hmmm?

    That’s like back in the early late 80s early 90s when people would literally clear the shelves at Tower Records buying every single NWA, 2 Live Crew, Ice T, etc. tapes and CDs they could possibly find only to “show their disgust” by stomping and burning them in front of sold out concerts. As Eazy E once said and was quoted when asked how he felt about people doing that, “I don’t care. They bought (maybe said ‘paid for’) the Mother F—-ers…they can do what they want with them now.“ By 2015 Straight Outta Compton sold 3mil, certified triple platinum. If I had to guess, 1.5mil copies were bought to burn or roll over with a tractor to “show our disgust.”😂😂😂

    People are funny. What next? Is the entire hard left going to buy out Trump Tower suites and hotel rooms across the globe so they can not live or stay in them. 100% sold out, 15% occupied…that’ll teach him! Lol

  • NICHOLAS VICCIONE August 9, 2019, 12:44 pm

    Stupid is , Stupid Do

  • Mike Williams August 9, 2019, 12:16 pm

    Hey, buy a crazy or a criminal and DX them! Makes more sense!

  • Paul August 9, 2019, 12:09 pm

    The headline should read, woman destroys firearm because of stupidity, falsely calls AR15 an assault weapon,and knows less than nothing about firearms!

  • Airborne 8 August 9, 2019, 11:55 am

    The stupidity of people is totally amazing to me. Like this is going to have an effect on ANYTHING related to gun control. She’d be glad she had an AR-15 when someone does a “Drive by” on her house WITH an AR-15
    If we only had an “Anti-stupid” pill it would solve a lot of problems.

  • Tommy Barros August 9, 2019, 11:49 am

    ANOTHER Moron Media Brainwashed Communist Progressive Liberal POS!

    Time to buy more AMMO for my TWO AR’s, ATN Bushmaster Silenced Sniper and Green Light Lasered DPMS Oracle Carbine!


  • Martin August 9, 2019, 11:19 am

    If my wife told me she would not live in a house with guns and to get rid of them, I’d tell her to move out…

    • BIgLou13 August 10, 2019, 4:39 pm

      Back in the late 80’s I had to sell my guns. My decision. My wife then told me she never complained about me having them but If I ever buy a gun again she would leave. 2 1/2 decades later, after Sandy Hook, I bought guns again including an AR.

      I now have more than the seven I had back in the 80’s.

      She’s still here. The door is still unlocked.

  • B V R August 9, 2019, 11:13 am

    reminds the old proverb: “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

  • Michael J August 9, 2019, 11:06 am

    We all know there are stupid people out there, but sometimes it’s best not to know about them.

    • Godfrey Daniel August 9, 2019, 12:30 pm

      Michael J; I disagree. I believe it’s best to know just what/who is out there and what their mindset is and what they’re capable of.

  • Mike Bolton August 9, 2019, 10:53 am

    “Its a killing machine…”

    Funny, thats how I view baby boomer women. They are lying, hypocrite, killing machines.

    Think about this…

    Between 1973 and 1986, baby boomer women MURDERED 27 MILLION BABIES. They effectively mass murdered Gen X. They killed 1/4 of an entire generation, and now… as old women, they lie, and pretend it didnt happen, and stomp their feet and say they want too save the children…
    I say they are full of it.
    How about this… tonight, ask your boomer grandma, how many babies she murdered, because she was into “free love” also known as a slut.
    Simple math…
    There are about 87 million boomers.

    Just over half are women 44 million

    44÷27= 1.629

    1 abortion per 1.629 women.

    Statistically, every other boomer woman is a murderer.

    • D Dunbar August 9, 2019, 7:37 pm

      Shocking statistic and incredibly sad at the same time

    • Judy August 12, 2019, 12:24 pm

      How many of those were yours, Mike? Takes two to tango. I find your stereo typing offensive. I am a boomer grandma but was never into free love. I was raised better than that. Were you? Did you (do you) know how to keep it in your pants? I abhor abortion. Don’t know how anyone could do that to a precious gift from God.

  • Kenny August 9, 2019, 10:33 am

    She doesn’t even know firearm safety. Look how she handled it in front of live coverage

  • BigC August 9, 2019, 10:32 am

    Thanks for doing your part to prove leftist a-holes are insane and will do anything to try to get their 15 minutes of “fame”!!

  • ExGob August 9, 2019, 10:29 am

    A prime example of the ignorance of cutting off your nose to spite your face. If this action made her feel like she had accomplished something worthwhile, then that’s her business, but it only shows that she has more money than sense. Reckon why it never occurred to her to donate the rifle to a law enforcement agency?

  • johnnyraygun August 9, 2019, 10:19 am

    So the woman had a AR setting in her house “for years”, but did that rifle kill anyone,,, NOOOO!!!!. It is not the firearm it the the clown behind the trigger, DUH!!!!
    Did she legally purchase the firearm, through her FFL,,,, probably not so she may have broken the law.

    Reminds me of the person who took an Ar and cut almost all of the barrel off thinking that was rendering the firearm useless., Instead it made a criminal out of the person, creating an illegal short barrel rifle.

  • Phil Whitehead August 9, 2019, 9:55 am

    This clearly shows the absolute ignorance of facts, and self centered nature of these “virtue signaling”, pathetic human beings. None… NONE of them have a fraction of their information straight, and yet they go around spouting that the rest of us are wrong. Thank GOD I’ve got a thick skin…

  • Alfonso Rodriguez August 9, 2019, 9:47 am

    Why doesn’t she destroy her car as well, almost 40 thousand people did car traffic accidents each year not to mention the hundreds of thousands injured each year as well. This reaction is like the League of Temperance that sought to ban all alcohol. They influenced legislators to pass the 21st Amendment that lead to Prohibition and after 12 years of gang wars for control of alcohol they realized that it was a horrible idea after all but the damage was done: organized crime that hounds is to this day. Prohibition was the first drug war in this country and it did not work all that well. These well intentioned but ignorant people get tunnel vision and but reactions to problems without thinking of consequences to their civil rights. They think the police will protect them when the opposite is true; police organizations are reactionary, not preventive in nature. They are there to collect the bodies and develop statistics. As time goes by, prevention is managed by prohibition instead of education leading to loss of rights and a fascist state.

  • Dave August 9, 2019, 9:43 am

    Did she register the transfer of the firearm when she bought it?

    • Paul R Labrador August 9, 2019, 2:16 pm

      A private sale of a firearm in many states (to include the one she lives in) does not require a background check or registration or transfer, provided the firearm is not an NFA controlled item.

  • Joe August 9, 2019, 9:08 am

    Stupid people in the world 🌎 we live in. She will become another casualty some day!!!

  • David Smith August 9, 2019, 8:43 am

    “It’s a killing machine “? It’s an inanimate object, just like a hammer or a car. The level of ignorance in this country should amaze me , but it doesn’t.

  • FOX August 9, 2019, 8:11 am

    Well, it is certainly true that ignorance begets even bigger ignorance. By the way, if it were possible, I’d like her brain transplanted…..BECAUSE IT’S NEVER BEEN USED!!!!!!!

  • Deveron Martin August 9, 2019, 8:04 am

    Another Moron.

  • Paul August 9, 2019, 8:02 am

    errrr…..all inanimate objects are designed to do their job with the need of a person, so blame the person not the object. I’m waiting for the cartoon version to come out heh-heh

  • rsmalt August 9, 2019, 8:00 am

    Gee…..isn’t that special? This woman obviously rode the Short Bus to/from school.

  • ElVagabondo August 9, 2019, 7:41 am

    What a waste of space. I’m talking about the space inside this woman’s head that should contain a brain.

  • Wes August 9, 2019, 6:56 am

    What a really stupid old lady

    She has just told the whole world of people who comments crimes that she has no longer has a firearms in her home to protect herself. We all know that the police always shows up after the fact.

  • Jaque August 8, 2019, 10:37 pm

    A stupid old fool. Its incredible how many Americans are uninformed and stupid. They are brainwashed by communists and led around !ike sheep.

  • Robert Sill August 8, 2019, 10:29 am

    The most dangerous assault weapon on this planet is an automobile,go find the number of people who died in them . I’m a Vietnam vet in all the years we where their 58thousand and some that have not been accounted for guns don’t kill people,people kill people

  • Will Drider August 8, 2019, 12:36 am

    The lady says her AR15 “is a killer”: Did she reoprt the crime to police? Who did it kill? How did it load itself, aim and pull the trigger causing a death? There’s nothing like that on the civilian market, what has she invented? Oh, its just another idiot seeking and self promoting 15 minutes of fame by contacting the media to make a big dog and pony show in support of anti gun efforts.

    She paid for it and she can piss her money away by destroying it if she wants. Her foolish antics don’t impact anyone else but herself. She might even get 30 seconds on msñ or cnn.

  • Sepp W August 7, 2019, 7:06 pm

    Not impressed. Wasted bandwidth posting that and this.

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