Several years ago the local Police Commissioner thought a gun buy back would be a great idea and took a bunch of money out of the PD's operating budget to pay for it. Number wise they got a huge response. Not surprising, most of the "guns" turned in for the $100 gift card, for long guns, were old single shot shotguns covered with dust and rust. The majority of the $150 handguns were break-top .32s and .38s. Probably only three quarters of a dozen of the weapons turned in were actually in working condition. I believe the City paid out over $9,000. On the other hand, a lot of old ladies and widows picked up a gift card. It wasn't held on April 1, but it was a big joke.