The Details of a Gun-Control Master Plan
The gun-control front group March for Our Lives published a master plan all about what they want to do about you and your guns.
March for Our Lives grew on millions of dollars from celebrities and anti-gun-rights groups after a mass attack in Parkland, Fla.
Though many in the mainstream media treated the group as if it were simply a grassroots reaction to a horrible crime, March for Our Lives was professionally organized from the start. Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety and the gun-control group Giffords were instrumental in organizing the group’s marches and more.
Though the group was supposedly founded to stop future mass-murderers, March for Our Lives members didn’t embrace solutions that would have stopped the killer who entered their school. Instead, they followed the lead of professional gun-control organizers.
Soon after the killer struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it became clear that a school-resource officer who was at the school didn’t do his job—video shows him hiding outside as shots are being fired inside. It also came out that the alleged murderer was very well-known to the authorities at every level, but each layer of government failed us for a variety of reasons.
Instead of focusing on fixing all that, March for Our Lives from its beginning solely has been interested in you and your guns.
That’s the context behind its just-published, “A Peace Plan for a Safer America.”
Here is, according to their plan, what they’d like to do.
- They say they want to reduce guns in America by “at least 30%.” Part of how they would achieve this goal is with “a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and other weapons of war.” They would also implement a “a national gun buy-back program.” (“Buy-back” is, of course, a euphemism for confiscation.)
- They want to “pass legislation to raise the national standard for gun ownership: a national licensing and registry system that promotes responsible gun ownership.” They explain that they’d create a required “multi-step approval process, overseen by a law enforcement agency, that requires background checks, in-person interviews, personal references, rigorous gun safety training, and a waiting period of 10 days for each gun purchase.”
- They say want to “[h]old the gun lobby and industry accountable for decades of illegal behavior and misguided policies intended to shield only themselves.” Basically, they want to repeal The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), legislation former President George W. Bush signed in October 2005. This PLCAA saved the American firearms industry from bankruptcy as it barred baseless, politically motivated lawsuits designed to hold gun makers and dealers civilly responsible for the actions of criminals.
- They want to “reexamine the District of Columbia v. Heller interpretation of the Second Amendment.” Yes, they want to invalidate the U.S. Supreme Court decision that solidified your individual right to keep and bear arms.
- They want to “initiate both FEC and IRS investigations into the NRA.” Clearly, they don’t like that more than 5 million lovers of freedom are currently members of an association (the NRA) that fights to keep the Second Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights intact.
- They want to “fully fund … programs to address police violence in our communities.”
- They also mention more funding for “community-based urban violence reduction programs, suicide prevention programs, domestic violence prevention programs, mental and behavioral health service programs.” The devil is certainly in the details of these vague “programs,” but at least these ideas don’t simply blame law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals.
They would also:
- Impose high gun-ownership fees designed to make owning a gun as difficult and expensive as possible;
- Ban online sales of ammunition and firearm parts;
- Create a searchable national registry of firearms and gun owners;
- Prohibit people from buying more than one gun a month; and
- Create national “safe storage” requirements so the federal government can poke its nose into your gun cabinets and safes.
After calling for a “different interpretation of the Second Amendment,” this gun-control master plan calls for the next president to nominate a new “generation of federal judges” who would be “gun violence prevention champions….” Translation: They’d give us judges who don’t believe the Second Amendment says what it means and means what it says.
This “Green New Deal” of a plan even envisions a federally funded “Safety Corps”—modeled on the Peace Corps—to pay legions of young activists to promote gun control.
This “Peace Plan” ends by calling “on every Presidential candidate for the 2020 election” to endorse it.
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Most-Revealing Anti-Freedom Quote of the Week
“I made it clear to the President that there’s nothing worth doing that the NRA supports so we can’t be talking about small incremental changes to the background system.” –Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told The Hill.
Pro-Freedom Quote of the Week
“More federal laws are very unlikely to help … Red flag laws, 15 states already have them … and we see that they’re not working. They actually give someone who has a grudge against you the ability to send police to your house, to take your guns away, [and] drag you into court.” –U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on Fox News.
Article by Frank Miniter