This is an important question. Based on existing research of buybacks and data we've collected, the vast majority of people participating in buybacks are motivated by safety, and 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 could probably find more lucrative ways to sell their gun. We are actively collecting data from the buybacks we fund to ensure this does not change and figure out ways to further improve it.
Don't people just use the money to buy more guns?
How do you know people aren't just buying more guns with the money they receive?
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