Democratic Representative of Florida Ted Deutch was on CNN speaking to anchor Kate Bolduan, who asked the politician about banning semi-automatic rifles, and Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) recent proposal to prosecute people who refuse to turn them over.
Swalwell’s recent op-ed on the matter is certainly an eye-brow raiser, however what is more concerning is Deutch’s response to the question:
BALDUAN: Let me ask you this, [because] you lay out some of the regulations that you support and many Americans support, but we also have fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell, for example, he’s from California. He put out an op-ed yesterday arguing for reinstating the assault weapons ban. But it was not just that. He went quite a bit further, and he said that what he also wants is, “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.” So when gun rights advocates say Democrats just want to take away your guns, are they now right?
DEUTCH: Listen, there are gun buyback programs that exist in some communities, and if people choose to turn in their guns, certainly law enforcement is working with them to do that. I think what we ought to do and what the NRA always refuses –
BALDUAN: But is Swalwell going a step too far when he says that people should be held criminally responsible if they don’t turn over their weapons?
DEUTCH: Well, I think what’s important is to stop the production of weapons of war that don’t belong on our streets…just remember this, it was just about 90 years ago also on Valentine’s Day that a massacre in Chicago led Congress to say we can’t have all these machine guns on our streets. No one has questioned that decision. Now it was another massacre on Valentine’s Day here in Parkland that should prompt Congress to say we can’t have all these assault weapons on our streets.
No one’s complained about that law. Let’s treat these assault weapons the same way we treat machine guns. That ought to be something that everyone can get behind. No more manufacture. Let’s get them out of our communities.
The most alarming statement he said was, “No more manufacture. Let’s get them out of our communities.”
According to one report the NRA estimates there are “between 8.5 million and 15 million assault rifles,” so even if the manufacturing of semi-automatic rifles stop, it won’t “get them out of our communities.”
That means if legislators were to pass Deutch’s idea and make it law, police would have to forcibly remove guns from the homes of Americans, because not everyone will surrender their firearms in a gun buy-back program. A very scary reality that every second amendment supporter had
Everything second amendment supporters have suspected Democrats of is coming to light in their blatant statements. They are no longer hiding their agenda. There is no more questioning their intentions. Democrats want your guns and they’re admitting it on the news.
No one wants violence, but if the Democrats get their way and enforce a ban of semi-automatic rifles there will be many Americans that will not cooperate, nor should they. Now more than ever, we need to become politically active. Vote the right people in during the mid-term elections and stop these leftists before they get what they want.