Whether or not you own a firearm, or care about the Second Amendment, you should watch these manuevers closely. It ain’t about guns.
This article focuses on the “buy back” possibility. But that is not how this crew operates. They will work through the “Permitting and/or Registration Taxation” angle. The current administration is exceptionally skilled at using regulation (see Cass Sunstein) to control freedom.
WASHINGTON DC - 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.” (article link)
Once something has to be permitted, essentially approved, the government takes full control of it. Permitting, and the subsequent “fees” associated therewith, of guns is a slippery slope. People need to get serious about this issue and demand their state officials declare their position regarding federal vs. States rights on firearms.
Because it won’t stop with firearms any more than it did with Healthcare and Marriage.