Count me among the large number of America who favor more regulation and tracking of firearms and bullet.
My recent public records request to the San Francisco Police Department for info on their gun buybacks in recent years produced valuable data.
First off, the total costs for the buybacks comes via the Mayor's Office of Violence Prevention Services with the coordination of the Board of Supervisors and other govt and private agencies, according to the SFPD. The only costs borne by the department are for personnel to staff the buyback events.
Over at that mayoral office's web page, there is nothing but short bit of info about public safety and the appointment of Greg Suhr as police chief. The page's last update appears to have been in 2012 and there's nothing mentioned about the gun buyback program.
The SFPD states $100 was paid for any gun and $200 for assault-type weapons and they continue to search for info about precisely how many types of firearms were paid for through buybacks. Partial fiscal details are better than none and I hope to receive more before the week is over.