Leftist Newspaper Calls For Mass Gun Confiscation

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In response to the shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas last week, an opinion piece in The Boston Globe has called for the mass confiscation of millions of legally purchased firearms, arguing it is “far and away the most effective approach” to stop mass shootings.

In a piece aptly titled “Hand over your weapons,” the Globe’s David Scharfenberg criticized congressional Democrats for their gun control proposalsnamely universal background checks and a so-called assault weapons bandeclaring the proposals as “not just difficult to enact in the current political climate; their practical effects would also be quite limited.”

“In other words, the proposals aren’t just difficult to enact in the current political climate; their practical effects would also be quite limited,” he continued. “On occasion, though, leading Democrats will make oblique reference to a more sweeping policy change: seizing a huge number of weapons from law-abiding citizens.”

Scharfenberg noted comments made by Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in New Hampshire back in 2015 where she praised a forced gun buyback (ie. confiscation) program enacted in Australia following a mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania that left 35 people dead. Former President Barack Obama made similar comments praising the program earlier that year.

“The logic of gun control lies, at bottom, in substantially reducing the number of deadly weapons on the street — and confiscation is far and away the most effective approach,” he said, validating fears from many gun owners who believe gun control measures are simply part of a plan to ultimately ban private firearm ownership and confiscate all legally purchased firearms.

Another gun control proposal long considered a backdoor means of total gun confiscationnamely prohibiting those deemed mentally unstable by a judge or doctorreceived praise from Scharfenberg.

Unlike Australia, the United States has a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to own a firearm, a fact that Scharfenberg acknowledged.

He also warned of the risk of civil insurrection in the event an involuntary gun confiscation program is enacted, declaring “gun culture runs especially deep in a country born of violent rebellion.”

“Many of those hard-core gun owners see their weapons as a guard against government overreach. And sending government agents to claim them could end very, very badly,” he said. “Ultimately, if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it: They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem.”

Clifford Cunningham is a freelance writer from Massachusetts. He served two terms as a City Councilor in his hometown near Boston, leaving office in January 2016. He also contributes to Infowars.

  • Can’t wait! Guess I need to load up on more ammo.

  • From my cold dead hands!

  • I’ll get my .22 ready. Have to make it fair.

  • Matthew Danter

  • Instant civil war.

  • Stephen I. Mayo

    Right to recognize the ultimate aim of leftist reportage concerning firearms. Hope “libertarians” finally accept that “conservatism” is their home; however more accepting their leftist friends are of the libertarian moniker.

  • Renov8

    Have the Boston Globe report on the first no knock raids, via live tv…it should be interesting. I hope none of you are allergic to lead.

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