U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A study published in May of 2021 has rigorously shown such events do not reduce crime or suicides. Instead, the number of crimes committed with guns increases in the two months after the turn-in events (“buybacks”) are conducted.
The study was published by the National Bureau of Economics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, under the title:
The study authors are: Toshio Ferrazares, Joseph J. Sabia, and D.Mark Anderson
The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot buy back what you never owned. I corresponded with one of the authors of the study, D. Mark Anderson. He confirmed my interpretation of the term but will keep it in the study. From a private email, with permission:
I also agree with your issue on the term “buyback,” but this is one we will probably leave unchanged. The reason being is that the economics literature has used this term exclusively. So, when researchers are interested in the topic, they are undoubtedly typing “buyback” into their search engine and we want our piece to show up in their searches.
The study of the gun turn-in events (labeled as buybacks) is the largest of its kind, both geographically, and over time. The study used the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for a uniform and detailed database of crime information. The NIBRS is used by a bit more than one-third of police agencies in the United States, which limited some aspects of the study to those jurisdictions.
The study included gun turn-in events from 1991 through 2015, for a total of 25 years, and 339 events occurring in 277 cities. 41 of the cities had populations over 50,000 and were in jurisdictions using NIBRS. The study also compared deaths from suicide and homicide captured in the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) for all the cities studied.
Click the link to read the whole article: Academic Study: Gun (“Buybacks”) Increase Crime