Skip to comments.Sen. Feinstein suggests national buyback of guns
Posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:00 PM PST by neverdem
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that she and other gun control advocates are considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners, a proposal that could be compulsory.
We are also looking at a buy-back program, Feinstein said today in a press conference. Now, again, this is a work in progress so these are ideas in the development.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., already discussed the possibility of a buy-back law for his state, but he made clear it would be a forced buyback.
Confiscation could be an option, Cuomo told The New York Times yesterday when discussing semiautomatic weapons. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option keep your gun but permit it.
Australia implemented a mandatory buyback program in 1996 following a mass shooting. The law banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns and put in place a mandatory buy-back program for newly banned weapons, USA Today recalls. The buyback led to the destruction of 650,000 gun.
Some liberal activists want the policy imitated here. That would be like destroying 50 million guns in America today, the Center for American Progress Matt Miller wrote after noting that Australia eliminated 20 percent of the weapons in the country. The Australian outlaw and repurchase option is one approach. But if Congress balks at banning certain weapons entirely, it could make gun owners an offer they cant refuse. Instead of $200 a gun, Uncle Sam might offer $500.
Feinstein also said that that former President Bill Clinton had volunteered, on a phone call, to help her get a new gun law passed.
[Clinton] was talking about the battle back in 1993 with the bill that, interestingly enough, was introduced and passed within the year fo 1993 and went into effect in 1994, she said. And, of course, he was president and the White House came alive and was very very helpful in enabling the passage of that bill both in the senate and in the House. So, to have him part of the team again is really quote special for us.
California doesn’t have enough money.
I think I’ll start a website to “buy back” guns and resell them to people that need them.
How would that sound Fraudstein?
“could be compulsory”
Well, good luck with that.
I have a suggestion for Di Fi involving herself and sexual intercourse.
Good God, are these people stupid!
Talking about confiscation and permits together is a great idea,
Nothing like passing a law while encouraging law bidding citizens to break it out of fear.
So much for the Constitution and the Supreme Court rulings of the past few years.
These people are exactly the reason for the Constitution. They are the very people our founders feared.
CA already had a compulsory buyback of non-compliant SKS’s around 1999-2000. The state paid $230 for them.
These people appear to be planning one of two things: extermination or invasion. Or both.
I have debated Feinstein on the issue of guns through a written communication over the years and she has proven to me that she is about as ignorant as a human being could possibly be. That's not the startling part. The startling part is that she could be that incredibly ignorant yet be in such a high position of power. Scary.
A bill for such a program would need to be initiated in the House, as the cost of it would double, at least, the national debt.
(Come and get them)
How can any entity buy “back” something that was never theirs in the first place? Even the word used to describe the proposed event is a lie.
What America really needs is a national shootback program.
Dear Sen. Feinstein,
Trust me, you won’t like the price I set on my weapons.
Nothing but love,
I prefer a Senate seat buyback, as that is more essential to the survival of our nation.
We’ll pay each Dem and RINO $1 Billion, to go home and allow an AMERICAN, to be elected to that seat.
Trust me, that’s cheap at twice the price!
The people who agree with them are even Stupider.
2nd Amendment? We don't need no steeeenking 2nd Amendment!
The socialists have become remarkably bold under The Won.
Makes sense. Bought my first gun, a Romanian AK for 199 in 2000
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