The term "buyback" is orwellian propaganda. The government never owned the guns in the first place. The purpose of these "buybacks" is to delegitimize armed citizens.
Their actual effects are to defraud ignorant widows of valuable property, destroy valuable assets, increase the demand for new guns and waste police resources.
TAMPA - The concept of an annual gun buyback program for Hillsborough County got an icy reception from county commissioners, several of whom questioned whether such a plan would make a difference in gun violence.
Commissioner Lesley Miller, whose son was a shooting victim, said he doubts whether anyone with criminal intent would ever show up at a gun buyback.