Gun buy back program question.... what does buy back mean?

Some say it means the government owned them to begin with.... others say it does not mean that... what exactly does it mean? The government owned my gun before I bought it????? The F.... government owned MY gun????? The government want to take our guns......
Update: Are you a member of the NRA, if not join now!!!
Update 2: Well, honestly, like I said before, I think it's stupid.... the drug dealers aren't turning in guns.... the crackheads that are out of money are so they can buy more crack.... The cops are supplying the dopeheads......
Update 3: Hey C!! You are the reason I asked this question... some people said the gov. owned them first, that is why it's called buy back and others said no... I was just wondering what the general census was... I am worried about our guns here in the U.S..... Australia is pretty close....
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