How do you know people aren't just buying more guns with the money they receive?

This is an important question. Based on existing research of buybacks and data we've collected, the vast majority of people participating in buybacks don't intend to buy another gun. Because of the way buybacks are structured (and the incentives offered), a well-informed gun owner who intends to buy additional guns is not likely to participate in the buyback. We are actively collecting data from the buybacks we fund to ensure this does not change and figure out ways to further improve it.