Widows getting rid of their husbands’ “junk” throw or give away millions of $$ they could use for themselves.
It is amazing how many women secretly,or maybe not-so-secretly, absolutely hated their husbands’ guns.(and fishing gear,ham radio,astronomy telescopes,power or hand shop tools,dog,etc.etc.)
Women who despise guns will give heirloom collectibles to the police rather than a family member “who might hurt themselves”.
Liberalism really is a mental disorder and my-ex was one of the few women I know of who didn’t trust and expect the government to fix everything.
HEY, DEY DON’ WORK looosie
A Harvard University study dating from the mid-1990s concluded that buybacks were largely ineffective in reducing gun violence because they weren’t getting the right kinds of weapons off the street.
“The upshot of that study was that gun buybacks were listed in the category of what doesn’t work,” Woodward says. “I think people may feel more safe ... [but] the gun buyback stuff is really working at the margins.”
there are a few other reasons buy backs are bad to..
...they disarm the good guys all the better for the thug..
...thugs their old junkers to get money to buy new and better glocks
... the money wasted on buy backs could be used to pay teams of detectives riding herd on community recidivistics
...the ‘turned in weapons’ might have been examined and used to solve crimes already committed but they’re destroyed...or these guns are the ones least likely to be used in crimes in the first place.
....buybacks are being sold as a way to decrease the number of weapons in circulation in hopes that firearms violence will thus be reduced. It’s a hope divorced from reality. Such buybacks allow for politicians to grandstand and may make the public think something worthwhile is being done. But they’re generally a waste of time, money and effort that could be dedicated elsewhere.
....Buybacks don’t work for the same reason gun control doesn’t work: The bad guys don’t go by the rules, which, come to think of it, is why they’re bad guys. They don’t turn in guns. They don’t obey gun laws anymore than they do other laws. They can and do always find guns no matter how hard it is made for them.
....Some cities make buybacks so lucrative that dealers make a killing by selling guns for less than the buyers can then get from the city. Oakland, Calif., offered $300 per gun, exhausting its $80,000 budget in the first few minutes and having to issue $170,000 in IOUs. bwahah can you spell ‘SAPS’?
the U.S. Justice Department seems to question the worth of gun buybacks. An internal Department of Justice memo leaked to the National Rifle Sssociation earlier this year called buybacks “ineffective unless massive and coupled with a ban.” http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/some-critics-question-merits-gun-buyback-programs/nXgd4/
.....and finally the whole kooky smash is destroyed here...