The clear myth behind just about every “common sense” gun control proposal is that no one wants to take away law-abiding citizens guns. Of course, they’d love to take away all the guns if they could, but the best chance they have is to chip away incrementally, whether it be by regulating magazine sizes or keeping it difficult for people to buy suppressors.
David Scharfenberg, editorial writer for the Boston Globe, finally gets around all that in his opinion piece, “Hand over your weapons.”
With no end in sight for America's gun epidemic, it may be time to consider a radical approach: seizing millions of weapons from law abiding citizens. My latest in @GlobeIdeas: https://t.co/i4hS6DOo8p
— David Scharfenberg (@dscharfGlobe) November 10, 2017
Today in liberals talking about what they always say nobody is talking about. https://t.co/QoGS9jTFVN
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 13, 2017
Part of the problem is the sheer scale of the enterprise. An operation on par with the Australian buyback — claiming one-fifth of American guns — would mean tens of thousands of police officers collecting some 60 million guns. It is, on some level, simply unimaginable.
But perhaps gun-control advocates can propose something smaller — something more targeted.
In other words, it’s not possible and it wouldn’t work — but maybe try it anyway?
And you look like just the guy to do it. Go get em, Tiger! https://t.co/FrX7N5SsTt
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 13, 2017
what could possibly go wrong https://t.co/WJ3xKxeHFS
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) November 13, 2017
Lol. Nope. I will not comply. https://t.co/OLRCxEZaV3
— Jeremy Biltz (@JeremyBiltz) November 13, 2017
Now what? https://t.co/H7JLJycdPV
— J.T. Gilgo (@JTGilgo) November 13, 2017
Have you read the Constitution? The 2nd? The 5th? Smh! https://t.co/qTDl5UJsdw
— Some Dude (@Ih8tweeting) November 13, 2017
How many of us are you willing to kill in order to confiscate all firearms? https://t.co/4FhTudsQdj
— goroke (@goroke_mi) November 13, 2017
It takes real genius to turn both cops and law-abiding citizens into outlaws. https://t.co/gkFgY3pXlk
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) November 13, 2017
So David, are you volunteering to be on the first gun confiscation squad? https://t.co/38FH6GhOnH
— Deplorable Bitter Clinger (@ExNinja95) November 13, 2017
Come try David, are you going to do it? No? Of course not, you're just going to write your article and risk the lives of all our brave civil servants. Creep. https://t.co/RyYc8P19zw
— 6EuropeanPups (@PleasantPups) November 13, 2017
"To stop gun crime committed by criminals, we need to punish law-abiding citizens."
— Rodrigo Swoleterte ?????️♂️ (@JurisNaturalism) November 13, 2017
Think gun confiscation is just a matter of political will.
Think mandatory buyback programs will reduce gun numbers.
Think gunowners won't simply hide their weapons.
Think there is no valid reason to be armed.
Think the police will protect us.
Trust gov't. https://t.co/15G8WQlR6s
— Hamilton ? (@Watchman_motto) November 13, 2017
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