Madison, Wisconsin had a gun turn-in event last weekend. This type of event is also known as a gun “buy back” — a propaganda term designed to convince people that all guns (property) belong to the government, and that anything the government takes it is simple taking “back.” This event turned out to be a bust . . .
Only one gun appears to have been turned in. Statistically, in Wisconsin, it was likely a broken single shot shotgun or an old .22 rifle.
Academics have routinely found that gun turn-in events do not produce useful results, and likely waste of police resources. From the Freakonomics web site:
When it comes to gun buybacks, both the theory and the data could not be clearer in showing that they don’t work. The only guns that get turned in are ones that people put little value on anyway. There is no impact on crime. On the positive side, the “cash for clunkers” program is more attractive than the gun buyback program because, as long as they are being driven, old cars pollute, whereas old guns just sit there.
Source:: Truth About Guns