I just caught a piece on TxN about the Austin Police either paying people or giving them gift cards if they would voluntarily relinquish their guns. I know that this kind of thing has gone on in other states, and Austin IS the San Francisco of Texas, but I don't particularly like the idea. It seems pretty unlikely that they will take guns out of the hands of many criminals, and this seems to me to be a way to say "guns in and of themselves are bad and a danger to those who own the. If you have a gun, please give it to the government and let us protect you from yourself". Pretty bad when this happens in TEXAS!!