The post-Parkland March For Our Lives operation is a phony grassroots movement. It’s actually an Astroturfed effort organized and orchestrated by group of experienced gun control and PR veterans (meet them all here).
But in all of the media accounts of the kids’ hijinks, all you hear about are those plucky survivors who just want to #DoSomething about “gun violence.” Now they’re out with their own ambitious proposal for doing just that including a variety of unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre on Wednesday released a sweeping gun-control plan that would ban assault-style rifles and take other steps in hopes of halving U.S. firearms deaths and injuries within a decade. …
The Parkland students’ plan includes measures such as a national gun buy-back and disposal program and a federal system of gun licensing requiring background checks and annual renewals. It also would boost federal funding for gun violence research, which has been limited since 1996 under a law prohibiting the use of federal funds to promote gun control.
The plan also calls on the government to automatically register all U.S. citizens to vote when they turn 18, a measure that March for Our Lives has pushed in an effort to turn out the youth vote and sway elections to yield tighter gun policies.
– Gabriella Borter in Parkland massacre survivors post sweeping U.S. gun-control plan ahead of 2020 election