The Sandyhook shooting tragedy was a sad new low in America’s gun violence book of horrors, but one good thing did come out of it. It put gun control firmly on the map and President Obama wasted very little time to come up with new legislation which will hopefully put on end to these mass shootings. Part of the gun control measures are the so-called buyback programs. People hand in their weapons for a giftcard or cash in a no questions asked procedure. It is good to see people repsoning in numbers to these programs, but why on earth would someone need a missile launcher at home?

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteer catalogues guns being traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California, January 21, 2013. People can trade in their guns anonymously and with no questions asked in exchange for $200 gift cards for assault weapons, $100 gift cards for shotguns, handguns and rifles, and $50 for non-operational firearms. U.S. President Barack Obama is pushing to address controversial issues surrounding gun violence and regulation as he begins his second term in office. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteers catalogue guns being traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteer catalogues guns being traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteer catalogues guns being traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Unwanted guns are seen at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback held by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteer catalogues guns being traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies take in guns from motorists trading them in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton, California. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Old coffee cans of shotgun shells are dropped off by someone trading in unwanted guns to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy takes in guns from motorists trading them in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteers catalogue guns that were traded in at the Gifts for Guns gun buyback in Compton. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

A Seattle Police Officer inspects a rifle during the gun buyback event in Seattle, Washington, January 26, 2013. Participants received up to a $100 gift card in exchange for working handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to a $200 gift card for assault weapons. The event lasted from 9 a.m. until shortly after noon, after the event ran out of $80,000 worth of gift cards. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Guns sold to the Seattle Police sit in a box during the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Department Sgt. Paul Gracy carries weapons during a gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Officer Leyba carries a trash can full of guns during the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Officers inspects weapons during the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Gun buyers wait outside of the Seattle Police Department, offering gun buyback participants a free appraisal of their weapon's value and cash purchase during the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Officer Dean Cass reads off the serial number of weapon sold to the Seattle Police Department during a gun buyback event under I-5 in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

David Carnahan (L) looks over a rifle before buying it outside of the Seattle Police Department gun buyback event, as another buyer passes in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Bullets handed in to the Seattle Police Department during the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

John Williams looks over a rifle with a group of people looking to buy weapons outside of the Seattle Police Department gun buyback program in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

The Seattle Police Department sorts guns and ammunition under I-5 during a gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Guns sold to the Seattle Police sit in a pileduring the gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Derek Chauran looks over the rifle he brought from someone after the Seattle Police Department buyback event ran out of gift cards in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Mason Vranish pays $100 cash for a used missile launcher outside of a Seattle Police Department gun buyback program in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Officer R.S. Curtis looks over a M-16 that was turned in during a gun buyback event in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Department officers inspect a missile launcher after it was seized from Mason Vranish, after he purchased it from outside a gun buyback program in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Department officers inspect a missile launcher after it was seized from Mason Vranish, after he purchased it from outside a gun buyback program in Seattle. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS

US Gun Culture: Buyback Programs

Seattle Police Department Sgt. Paul Gracy seizes a missile launcher from an outside of a gun buyback program. NICK ADAMS/REUTERS