It's hard to believe that a populace recently engaged in a bloody revolution is already voluntarily turning in their arms to the newly established government. Due to the repressive nature of the rulers in the middle east, and their poor track record in human rights, it is remarkable that the ordinary Libyan citizen trusts their government already.
The police departments in the US have been trying gun turnin projects for years, even resorting to buy back programs, or offering discounts on popular items to encourage gun owners to relinquish their guns. These programs do bring in some guns, mostly worn out or cheap guns, but they do get some guns off the street. This is nothing compared to what's being turned in Libya. Almost every rifle is a machine gun. Thousands of these are being turned in. Rocket launchers, rocket propelled grenades, mortars, anti-aircraft guns, and so far, 2 tanks. The guns that we in the US turn in look like BB guns compared to this lot. See story on Al-Jazeera.