Several Michigan communities have hosted gun buyback events over the years, which are often marketed as a “no questions asked” way for people with illegal firearms to sell them without risking prosecution.
How does one buy back property which one has never owned? But I digress. The bottom line is gun buy backs are a waste of tax payer money. It is the best way for a criminal to get rid of a gun used in a crime, and an easy way for the police and politicians to get the community off their back for the outrageous crime rates. It is just another in the line of “feel good” measures to pacify the uninformed.