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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:36 AM

 

Gillibrand suggests support for mandatory buyback of assault weapons

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday suggested she supports a mandatory federal buyback program for assault weapons and criminal prosecution for gun owners who do not sell those firearms to the government — a reform measure the vast majority of her fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been reluctant to embrace.

“I think we should ban assault weapons as well as large magazines, and as part of passing that ban, do a buyback program across the country so that those who own them can be ... compensated for their money that they spent. But I think both of those ideas are strong,” Gillibrand told CNN.

“You don't want people to retain them because if you make them illegal, you don't want to grandfather in all the assault weapons that are all across America,” Gillibrand said, when pressed on whether such a buyback program should be mandatory. “You would like people to sell them back to the government so that you can make sure people who shouldn't have access to these weapons couldn't have them.”

All of the roughly two dozen Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s election have called for some version of an assault weapons ban, with many favoring a voluntary federal buyback program for gun owners who choose to relinquish their firearm.
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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:41 AM

1. Any guns we can get off the streets I am for! #onelessgun

 

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:24 PM

2. Include a Federally mandated, sell to military, or "destroy" assault weapons..AZ cities

 

cannot destroy weapons in a buy back..this was 6 years ago..Brewer (ugh) signed the bill..

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/arizona-law-puts-kibosh-on-gun-buybacks-in-phoenix

This from 2013....
On Monday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed a bill into law that spares guns turned in during government-run buybacks from being destroyed. Instead, the law requires the guns to be sold to licensed gun dealers.Now, a police official in Phoenix has told TPM that a series of buyback events scheduled to start Saturday will probably be the city’s last. Phoenix scheduled the buybacks following the December elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead. The last of the events, scheduled for May 18, will be held weeks before the ban goes into effect.


Disgusting..lives could have been saved.....
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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:38 PM

3. Gillibrand will say anything to garner support from the more progressive wing of the Dem Party

 

just like she did back in 2006 when she was pro-gun and cozied up to the NRA to win a House seat in a right leaning district of NYS. I don't think she can be trusted to follow through with supporting the same progressive ideas in a general election as she is supposedly doing during her Primary run. Were she to win the Primary, which of course she won't, I doubt if she'd be nearly as progressive sounding in the general election as she is trying to sound like now.
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