Originally Posted by c3shooter
Always detested that term- you cannot "Buy back" what you never owned.
It is estimated the civilian population of the US owns ABOUT 270 million firearms (that was before a week ago- numbers have gone up!)
So a buyback that offered a rock bottom $250 per gun would cost- if I am counting zeroes correctly- $67.5 BILLION dollars. A more realistic amount ($500 per gun) would bounce that to $135 BILLION dollars.
Crap like this is dreamt up by idiots that have no concept just how widespread gun ownership is in the US.
This has about as much chance as running thru a forest fire wearing gasoline underwear.
That's what I keep thinking about. How much a buy back is going to cost us. Also I believe a combination of things are going to follow:
Most of us are not going to turn our guns in. Even if they were offering fair market value.
The government will come up with the bright idea of selling the guns to other countries to relieve cost to the country. Meaning they will make money on the deal and they will end up in the hands of our nations criminals somehow eventually.
When they start coming to take our guns by force, they are going to have bigger problems then a kid on a spree.
Or after initial passing of the order it is retracted due to mass riots.
There is no way at this time in America will a retroactive ban work or be a good choice financially or in any other aspect.