The biggest problem with this approach, though, is that it tiptoes around the one reform that could really make a difference… Mandatory gun buybacks.
Do all the voluntary gun buybacks you want. But until they are mandatory, and our society can see past its hysteria over “gun confiscation,” don’t expect it to make much difference.
Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.
“Mandatory gun buyback.” What a way with words they have. It’s amazing how much deception they can pack into three words.
It isn’t a “buyback” if the buyer didn’t own the property at some previous point in time.
It isn’t a “buy” of any type if it is mandatory. It’s compensation for confiscation.
How is what they are proposing any different than a “mandatory First Amendment buyback”? I’d be interested to see their reaction to being told they were being compensated, say $10K, for their First Amendment “privileges” and then informed they were being hysterical when they complained. On their way to prison, of course, for violating the ban on free speech.—Joe]