Skip to comments.Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!
Posted on 03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST by Simon Green
An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? Thats the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Floridas new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems dont think its enough to ban assault weapons (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . .
When the Senate debated SB 7026 the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scotts desk Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the sale or transfer of certain assault weapons. Under the proposal, Floridians would have had until July 1, 2019, to obtain a certificate of possession or remove their assault weapon from the state.
A policy like that would pose logistical challenges, experts said.
If all gun sales were banned tomorrow, thered still be plenty of guns in the U.S. in 25 years, Jay Corzine, a professor of sociology at University of Central Florida said. Corzine researches the impact of different weapon types on mass shootings. He added that such a ban would likely be subject to legal challenges.
Once guns are out in circulation, its very difficult to bring them back, said Jaclyn Schildkraut, an expert on mass shooting research and an assistant professor of public justice at the State University of New York at Oswego. She noted that many gun control measures would punish law-abiding gun owners while likely doing little to deter criminals who commit all mass shootings from obtaining weapons.
Thank you for that rational and realistic analysis. Precisely the kind of logic that Florida Democrats are happy to overlook. Or, worse, ignore . . .
Those factors put Florida Democrats in a tough spot. But Rodriguez said the scale of the challenge shouldnt be an argument against addressing it. There are all kinds of ways of dealing with the fact that, yes, these weapons are very prevalent right now, Rodriguez said, citing programs like gun buybacks. Its a question of the state dedicating resources to a problem.
Those are the most chilling words Ive read in a long time. The articles closing quote from Schildkraut isnt quite as bad, but its bad enough.
Even if new laws arent the answer, Schildkraut said, Our job in society is to make (mass shootings) more difficult, not to make (them) easier.
As far as gun control advocates are concerned, even if gun control doesnt work, it works! As long as it puts Americans on a slippery slope to confiscation. In case you didnt know.
Time for cancelling subscriptions to the Tampa Bay Times.
No don’t worry no one will Sue you ,D’oh
Come on! What’s holding you up?
Forced confiscation is not going to end well....
All enemies, foreign and domestic...
The Tampa Bay Times has subscribers??
It seems they have a lot of confiscation NAZIs working down at the TB Times. Since the killer, Nikolas Cruz, was a Parkland School student, shouldn’t we put the rest of the Parkland School students, including the “survivors” in jail also?! Makes sense to me.
Liberals always talk about how guns can come into California or Chicago from neighboring states or cities...but they never talk about security at the borders. It shows how much they really care about the influx of guns. As long as law abiding citizens don’t have them....I guess that’s all they care about. They really are the party of illegals/criminals.
Seems logical, except I think we should imprison all students, not just Parkland.
We can do that. Show them a little hard labor. It would be good for their souls.
Fewer and calmer leftists. Many will go into exile? Naah... no balls
Oh, wait... Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are already doing that.
But they kept saying “we don’t want to take away all your guns”
To which I always replied “yes, you do- and you know it”
“Time for Confiscation!”
The ultimate goal of the DemocRAT Party!
It has been reported that Wisconsin gun ownership alone makes up the largest armed group in the country. Coupled with other states having similar gun ownership, legal gun ownership makes up the LARGEST LEGALLY ARMED GROUP IN THE WORLD. I do not see total gun confiscation happening any time soon without major resistance. Just saying.......
Can’t find 30 million illegals, they’re going to find 100 million firearms?
WAYYYYY past time for CWII.
I loved it, using the treatment of the 1st and 2nd Amendments by liberals as political speech during the oral arguments.
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