Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Releases Its Report

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Click here to The Gun Violence Task Force’s Comprehensive Plan. “There is no law or set of laws that will completely end gun violence,” the report begins, “but that cannot be an excuse to do nothing.” If only! The first two recommendations pay lip service to the Second Amendment—via the Heller decision. With breathtaking irony, the third calls for an “assault weapons ban.” For those who find that term both frightening and offensive, the Task Force also recommends a federal ban on “assault magazines.” Universal background checks, strengthening NICS checks, new penalties for straw purchasing, tax money for social programs and “safety” campaigns, yada, yada, yada. Nothing new here. And it’s clear that the civilian disarmament movement is finding purchase on the state level, rather then the federal. At the moment.