Gillibrand Open to Prosecution of ‘Assault Weapon’ Owners Who Don’t Hand Them Over

Comment by Jim Campbell

October 19th, 2019

How difficult is it to go from an A rating with the NRA to an F rating?

Not difficult at all once the individual becomes a politician on the left side of the aisle.

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has been derided as a vulnerable flip-flopper when she was appointed to the Senate in 2009. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

H/T 2nd Amendment, Shooting & Firearms Blog

Gillibrand,2020 candidate supports mandatory ‘buyback’ program.

Fortunately, she has no chance in hell of winning her party’s nomination.

The Washington Free Beacon

David Rutz – October 19th, 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) expressed openness Wednesday to prosecuting gun-owners who don’t participate in a hypothetical mandatory buyback program for “assault weapons.”

Gillibrand, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told CNN she supported a buyback program as part of an overall ban on “assault weapons” and “large magazines.”

The term “assault weapon” is vague and can vary from state to state.

It likely refers to some semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 and AK-47, but it can also include some handguns and shotguns as well.

“On the assault weapons issue, you have talked openly about being in favor of an assault weapons ban,” CNN anchor Poppy Harlow said.

Which makes me wonder did her parents name her after the opium poppy or were they to lame to know the connotation of the word?

“I’m interested if you are supportive of a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons.

Some have gone as far as to say not only should it be a mandatory buyback of assault rifles, but there should be criminal prosecution for those who don’t sell them back.

Is that something you support?”

“So 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 re-compensated for the money that they spent,” Gillibrand replied. “But I think both of those ideas are strong.”

“But mandatory,” Harlow interjected.

“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.

“You would like people to sell them back to the government so that you can make sure that people who shouldn’t have access to these weapons couldn’t have them.”

Harlow repeated that if she supported a mandatory buyback program, Gillibrand would have to be for prosecutions resulting in “jail time” for individuals who didn’t want to sell back their guns.

Are you supportive of that?” Harlow asked.

“The point is, you don’t want people using assault weapons, and so the point is if you are arrested for using an assault weapon, you’re going to have an aggravated felony,” she said.

“The whole point is when you make it a crime to own an assault weapon, then if you are found using it, that would be the issue. It would just be part of your law enforcement in terms of what you have access to.”

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, on Gun Control (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)

Gun control supporter Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) made a mandatory buyback program the centerpiece of his short-lived presidential campaign, which he suspended in July.

Harlow framed Gillibrand as having the most “unique” stance on guns, due to her shift from a gun-rights supporter with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association in the House to an “F”-rated U.S. Senator.

Gillibrand has said she is “embarrassed” by her former stances on guns and immigration.

[Sure she is]

Gillibrand’s campaign didn’t return a request for comment.


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9 Responses to Gillibrand Open to Prosecution of ‘Assault Weapon’ Owners Who Don’t Hand Them Over

  1. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    Ha ha yeah let me know how that works out for her


  2. PvtCharlieSlate says:

    I may have posted this before, but …

    In 1890 the Superintendent of the US Naval War college was Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan. His niche in history is that he authored a little book titled “The Influence of Seapower on History” which turned out to be very popular and influential within the ranks of professional naval officers. Kaiser Wilhelm II, who reportedly kept a copy on his bedside table, ordered that the officers of his Kreigsmarine read it.
    One of the topics Mahan discussed was the concept of a ‘fleet in being’. This was the idea that just the possession of a large, powerful, efficient naval force was enough to secure a nation from the possibility of invasion and guarantee that the nation’s merchant shipping could go about its business without fear of foreign harassment. Mahan also said that the longer that a nation’s navy remains just a ‘fleet in being’ without ever going into action, the less and less effective it will be at keeping the peace. Someday, somebody will decide to take a chance.
    The Second Amendment to the US Constitution has been a ‘fleet in being’ for over two hundred years and those who it was meant to deter are becoming restless. It looks like the time is coming when it will be necessary for the “fleet in being” to go into action.
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  3. Any weapon used to ASSAULT someone IS an ASSAULT WEAPON! Baseball bat, rock, knife, club, or even my little teeny pistol would be. But, when that MS-13 Gang Member came in MY HOUSE, it became a DEFENSE WEAPON! Better not try to take away MY DEFENSE WEAPON!


    • JCscuba says:

      Right, you are granny, guns are used less frequently in the U.S. than are hammers, Baseball bats and of course women stabbing their husbands in the kitchen.


  4. Dave the Differentiator says:

    So, does this issue now become a major 2020 Election Campaign point?

    The Statistics as to gun ownership are somewhat vague to me. There are reported to be more than 100 million gun owners. The registered hunters who but permits every year are also reported to be over 100 million. So it is safe to say there are many millions of gun owners here is America.

    The gun control advocates appear to be wanting to start their gin control movement with something they classify as Assault Weapons. This description is still not well defined and may be focused on the appearance of the gun as opposed to the functional capabilities. Then there appears to be some confusion as to what qualifies as an automatic weapon.

    The Second Amendment appears to me to be a restriction on the government from ever limiting the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

    So all m of this debate of what to do about guns in America appears to be headed towards a proposed amendment to the U. S. Constitution.

    Which raises the point of what is and is not allowed by the U. S. Constitution. These Socialists appear to want to ban capital accumulation and provide for unlimited taxation of the people. Which begs the question = Would Socialism end the concept of working? AND if no one works then who creates the goods and services that are b=necessary of existence?


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