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Boston Globe: Gun Confiscation is Neededů and Impossible
Ammoland ^ | 24 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 11/28/2017 7:42:34 AM PST by marktwain

The Boston Globe recent ran an article where it acknowledged the obvious: the long term goal of the gun control movement (recently relabeled as  “gun safety”), is to confiscate a large number of Americans' firearms.

The Globe has almost everything else wrong in its article, but they are honest about the desire for gun confiscation.

From the bostonglobe.com:

In other words, the proposals aren’t just difficult to enact in the current political climate; their practical effects would also be quite limited. On occasion, though, leading Democrats will make oblique reference to a more sweeping policy change: seizing a huge number of weapons from law-abiding citizens.

At a New Hampshire forum in the fall of 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke approvingly of an Australian gun buyback program that collected more than 650,000 weapons — a buyback that, she neglected to mention, was compulsory.

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The logic of gun control lies, at bottom, in substantially reducing the number of deadly weapons on the street — and confiscation is far and away the most effective approach. Is there any conceivable turn of events in our politics that could make confiscation happen? And what would a mass seizure look like?

Then the article goes on to praise the imposition of extreme restrictions on gun ownership in Australia, and to put forward claims that the restrictions “worked”.  Those claims are easily countered. That is not what we are dealing with here.

Ultimately, the Globe admits that massive gun confiscation is not possible, at least now, at least not directly.

Why are so many people on the political left willing to consider confiscating guns, in direct violation of the Constitution, with the obvious high costs, high risks, and low chance of success? Here are some

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KEYWORDS: australia; bangslist; bostonglobe; globe; gunconfiscation; nytimes
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In the Progressive universe, all the costs of gun confiscation will be borne by gun owners. All the blood shed, will be shed by gun owners. All the risk will be on gun owners.
1 posted on 11/28/2017 7:42:35 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I see a lot of dead politicians.


2 posted on 11/28/2017 7:44:52 AM PST by Noumenon ("progressive” describes the progression of a terminal disease.)
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In the Pregressive Universe, the actual risks associated with government attempting to steal guns from We the People will fall on hirelings in blue uniforms, not on the cowardly politicians.

Does Chuck Schumer have the guts to show up at your front door and demand that you surrender your guns to him? How 'bout Diane Feinstein? Hillary Clinton? Any of that lot?

Of course they don't. They're cowards.

3 posted on 11/28/2017 7:46:26 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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And what would a mass seizure look like?

Very... red.

4 posted on 11/28/2017 7:46:35 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Noumenon
I see a lot of dead politicians


5 posted on 11/28/2017 7:46:52 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: Noumenon
I see a lot of dead politicians.

Must be in your dreams. In my dreams, I see politicians giving most Americans the middle finger. I would wager my dreams are far closer to reality, if not on the mark.

6 posted on 11/28/2017 7:47:06 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: marktwain

Notice how liberals rename their communist ideas when they aren’t popular? Gun control now “gun safety”. Global Warming now “climate change”. Socialized medicine now “single payer”.

Liberals never change their GOALS, they just try to find a name you’ll like.


7 posted on 11/28/2017 7:48:46 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Let Trump Be Trump. Would you rather have Hillary?)
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To: marktwain

They would run out of “confiscators” before the end of the first day.


8 posted on 11/28/2017 7:49:40 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: marktwain

Ultimately, the Globe admits that massive gun confiscation is not possible, at least now, at least not directly.

Which means they will be using indirect means of confiscation now, leading to more direct means later.


9 posted on 11/28/2017 7:50:05 AM PST by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: NorthMountain

If you think the 3 percenters will passively wait for confiscators to come to their door, once hostilities start, you are not looking at a reasonable reality.

Politicians like Chuck Schumer will need massive security details and have to live like Saddam Hussein, because they will never know who might be one of three million assassins wanting to take him out.

Most of those people know more about killing than Schumer ever considered.


10 posted on 11/28/2017 7:50:09 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: marktwain

If the left ever passes gun confiscation it’ll be a good day to call in sick at the Boston Globe.


11 posted on 11/28/2017 7:50:18 AM PST by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, Conservative by principle.)
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Aren’t non criminals like a million more times more likely to die in an auto wreck or a slip in a shower than being shot?


12 posted on 11/28/2017 7:50:32 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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....And what would a mass seizure look like?

It is called civil war - that is what it would look like. Remember the British tried that back in the 1700's.

13 posted on 11/28/2017 7:50:35 AM PST by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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“In the Pregressive Universe, the actual risks associated with government attempting to steal guns from We the People will fall on hirelings in blue uniforms, not on the cowardly politicians.”

Anyone in a blue or black uniform who carries out such an order in defiance of their oath deserves whatever happens to them.


14 posted on 11/28/2017 7:52:42 AM PST by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, Conservative by principle.)
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The gun ban hasn’t worked so well in Australia as gun crime still exists and well armed terrorists have been apprehended. Only the law abiding Aussie has been disarmed


15 posted on 11/28/2017 7:55:02 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcherhttp://www.stone)
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16 posted on 11/28/2017 7:55:09 AM PST by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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In the United States, I think the only place gun confiscation might be possible (Constitutional and legal objections aside) would be the darkest blue inner cities (think San Francisco, Boston Etc) where such actions would have not only have massive public support but a draconian liberal law enforcement willing to "kick in the doors" and "bust heads" to enforce compliance. Many gun owners would turn in their guns out of fear....

However...as soon as you got out of those areas, enforcement and compliance would plummet precipitously. In rural red states the populace would thumb their nose at confiscation and actively work to sabotage the process, and most rural law enforcement would simply refuse to even try.

17 posted on 11/28/2017 7:55:20 AM PST by apillar
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To: marktwain

The 2nd amendment is such a pesky thing. LOL!


18 posted on 11/28/2017 7:55:34 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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If you think the 3 percenters will passively wait for confiscators to come to their door, once hostilities start,

I do not think that for an instant.

But that's not the point. The point is that Chucky hasn't the guts to actually DO what he wants to LEGISLATE.

19 posted on 11/28/2017 7:55:40 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: OrangeHoof

Cultural Marxism always repackages what crap hasn’t been sold by it yet. They never give up. They only accept a “yes” vote and never give anyone a second vote once they’ve got it.


20 posted on 11/28/2017 7:57:55 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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