While buybacks do remove a number of illegal guns from circulation, any gun that is not properly stored can easily fall into the hands of a criminal. Experts estimate that roughly 50% of guns used in crimes are stolen from law-abiding citizens or otherwise illegally obtained. Each year in the United States, there are an estimated 500,000 guns stolen from homes where they were not properly stored.
How do buybacks prevent criminals from obtaining guns?
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