Regular readers will recall that I recently took the Haverhill Mass police department to task for holding a gun buyback. It was a generic sort of post; I used the PD’s “no questions asked” firearms marketplace to illustrate the idea that gun buybacks are really dumb on all sorts of levels. After the piece appeared, a member of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia emailed a link to wtnh.com story chronicling an upcoming gun buyback in New Haven. The four-hour Constitution State swap meet is a particularly good example of a bad idea. To wit: “Amnesty for possession of a firearm without a permit is granted for those who turn in a firearm or ammunition at the time they walk into the gun buyback facilities. It is not granted for the time prior to walking into the facility or after leaving the facility.” Imagine a gun-laden criminal racing a cop from the parking lot into the New Haven Police Academy. If only.