Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday suggested she supports a mandatory federal buyback program for assault weapons and criminal prosecution for gun owners who do not sell those firearms to the government — a reform measure the vast majority of her fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been reluctant to embrace.
“I think we should ban assault weapons as well as large magazines, and as part of passing that ban, do a buyback program across the country so that those who own them can be ... compensated for their money that they spent. But I think both of those ideas are strong,” Gillibrand told CNN.
“You don't want people to retain them because if you make them illegal, you don't want to grandfather in all the assault weapons that are all across America,” Gillibrand said, when pressed on whether such a buyback program should be mandatory. “You would like people to sell them back to the government so that you can make sure people who shouldn't have access to these weapons couldn't have them.”
All of the roughly two dozen Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s election have called for some version of an assault weapons ban, with many favoring a voluntary federal buyback program for gun owners who choose to relinquish their firearms.
1) buy all the guns at the price the people bought them at, = U.S. borrows more money just to buy them let alone picking them up and disposing.
2) we can't have the millions of weapons that have never been used in a crime left to the law abiding due to the one bad apple.
People really vote for these retards, I just hope when the shtf the police are smart enough to not put the ideas/laws of the violators of the constitution in play.
Like the terminator they will never stop. It's in their nature.
The US could adopt Canadian gun laws tomorrow and the next time there is a mass shooting there would be another push for gun control until we're australia. Then next time another mass shooting happens we lose yet more until we're Japan.
Colion Noir spoke to this very well and said we have an industrial complex of mass shootings in this country now. Guns are nothing new, but this is a recent trend, each trying to outdo the last, and the media latching on and yapping about it. This breeds more attention and thought to it, and more people looking to engage in them.