Imagine someone you love is murdered. The police have a suspect, but not enough evidence to bring charges. At some point, they recover a firearm. The person in possession of the gun is the suspect or a known associate of the suspect. CSI investigators perform a ballistic test. They link the gun to your loved one’s murder. The DA brings charges. Justice is done. Now imagine that the gun is turned into the cops as part of a buyback scheme and then melted down. No questions asked. No checking serial numbers. No justice done. How does that make the streets safer?