Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wants to propose a measure to re-instate the federal ban on assault weapons and expand it to any assault-style semi-automatic weapon. But wait, there’s more. He wants the government to buy back everyone’s assault-style weapons once the ban is passed and then he wants to see everyone who doesn’t turn their weapons in to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Many believe that these weapons have no useful purpose but that just shows their biased ignorance.
What Swalwell and many others like him are ignorant of is that many hunters are using these kinds of rifles to hunt deer, elk, bear and other big game. Additionally, there have been incidents where a homeowner has used an assault-style semi-automatic rifle to defend against multiple home intruders.
(Townhall) – Honestly, who wrote this? Yeah, I know it’s from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), but who on this staff wrote this rather great piece of comedy regarding military-style rifles. He wants to ban them, buy them back, and prosecute anyone who doesn’t abide by his proposed law (via USA Today):
Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.
Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs…
People like Swalwell claim that Australia got it right when they banned private ownership of most firearms. That was some thirty years ago and they still have amnesty gun turn-ins. Additionally, when the guns were banned in Australia, many violent crimes skyrocketed Many police departments didn’t have a term or classification for home intrusion but after the gun ban, they did because the number of home intrusions went sky high. That’s not getting it right.