We’ve pretty well established all the reasons why gun buybacks are at best useless and wasteful, and always a really bad idea. But that was way back in the olden days when they were occasionally done on a piecemeal basis by local jurisdictions sprinkled around the country. We’re now living in the post-Newtown era. So let’s put on our thinking caps. How could buybacks be made even worse? We know! Hold them nationally — and make them compulsory . . .
That’s right, playing off the post-Sandy Hook anti-firearm feeding frenzy and cribbing from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest gun-grabbing brainstorm, heater hater extraordinaire DiFi thinks a federally paid confiscation of designated “assault weapons” is a really peachy idea, too.
As examiner.com is reporting, she’s even enlisted everyone’s favorite veteran assault weapons banner Bill Clinton to help with the effort. But don’t worry, the idea is still only preliminary at this point.
“We are also looking at a (possibly compulsory) buy-back program. Now, again, this is a work in progress so these are ideas in the development.”