Credit: Free North Carolina
New York is offering 500 dollars to people who snitch on gun owners. Right now, while it is still possible to feed one's self and the family, not many people will bite. As the economy gets worse, or the worse case scenario of collapse happens, money will gain an even stronger voice. Money, even blood money, to put food on the table will be nothing less than a god send to people who have families to feed.
In using personal greed and desperation to impose collectivism, the leaders who are offering these bribes are tacitly admitting the failure of collectivism.