Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America
by Mark Antonio Wright October 2, 2015 5:00 PM
..."And an American mandatory gun-confiscation program — in addition to being unconstitutional — would be extraordinarily coercive, and perhaps even violent."...
Sounds like the English problem with "pointy" knives. Lots of luck.
I would like to hear the government start to address those Americans that publicly declare that gun owners, conservatives and the NRA membership should be killed by violent (guns, bombs) means, because other legal citizens are abiding by their Constitutional right to own and carry an object, and liberals don't like this.
That Police should be killed because certain groups resent the law and its limitations on illegal activity. That cars and abortion take so many more lives yet no one cares about them.
This is an issue about control. The government (read politicians) is the only group that really feels threatened by guns because of the rationale for the 2nd Amendment to keep it under some semblance of citizen control.
The goal of government isn't to improve the welfare of its citizens lives, it's total absolute control for it's own sake.
“I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about, is that it will happen one very small step at a time, so that by the time people have "woken up" -- quote -- to what's happened, it's gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the beginning of the banning of semi-assault military weapons, that are military weapons, not "household" weapons, is the first step." Barbara Fass, ABC News Special, Peter Jennings: Guns, Stockton, CA Mayor, 1991-04-11
“Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquility of the kind enjoyed by sister democracies such as Canada and Britain. Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily. It certainly cannot be done radically. It will probably take one, maybe two generations. It might be 50 years before the United States gets to where Britain is today. Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic -- purely symbolic -- move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.” Charles Krauthammer, Disarm the Citizenry, But Not Yet Washington Post, p. A19, 1996-04-05