TTAG’s been railing against gun buybacks since we first hit the ‘net. The programs are expensive and ineffective. Unless, of course, you’re a politician looking to be seen to be “doing something” about “gun violence.” Then it’s someone else’s money and your kudos. By the same token it’s no surprise that anti-gun agitators love gun buybacks. They provide a platform for their relentless campaign of firearms vilification and disarmament. And then there’s the media, delighted to show viewers images of guns—GUNS—while patting themselves on the back for providing a “community service.” So, even though gun buybacks are to crime control what schnauzers are to MENSA, the practice continues. And continues to spread. What a waste, on every level.