reports on a successful gun buyback event in Newark, NJ--weapons melted down to make cool jewelry. Even assault weapons got turned in. But out in AZ, Gov. Jan Brewer actually got law passed to FORBID gun buybacks.
And Nocera covers another classic case: "An off-duty Bexar County, Tex., sheriff’s deputy was shot in the
shoulder Wednesday evening by the startled owner of a home that the
lawman’s wife, a real estate agent, was showing to a client. Christopher
Saxon, a 20-year veteran, was with his wife, who was showing a client a
home. After knocking and ringing the doorbell several times, she went
in. The owner was in the shower, however, and fired a single shot,
hitting Saxon in the shoulder. Police are investigating, but the
preliminary determination is accidental shooting."