The Good Guys will Return their Guns, the Bad Guys Won’t

Interviewer Ryan Bridge asks Samara McPhedron from Griffith University in Australia if the Gun buyback is money well spent.

No hard evidence gun buyback scheme will make NZ safer
“The reality is though from what we’ve learned from Australia and a number of other countries is that buyback programmes don’t do what we had hoped for public health and safety outcomes,” McPhedron says.

She then continues with, “That the people that tend to hand in guns aren’t the high risk people who tend to be involved with firearm violence.” McPhedron then goes on to confirm that gun buyback programmes don’t work.


McPhedron also says that solutions that are effective don’t get headlines like a so-called “quick fix” Gun ban.