Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler discussed an upcoming hearing on an assault weapons ban and stated that he assumes the committee “will vote for” it.
“[O]n, September 25th, in two weeks, we will have a hearing on the assault weapons ban, and one of the bills we reported yesterday was to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines, which, by all testimony, is what makes these mass shootings much worse,” Nadler said.
“So, we’re doing that. Buybacks may go a little further than people are willing to go — mandatory buybacks, but certainly, an assault weapons ban, we will consider, and I assume we will vote for it.”
In addition to the fact that “assault weapon” is too broad and meaningless, the term “buyback” makes no sense because the government did not sell the weapons in the first place, and it is using taxpayer money for the purchase. A mandatory buyback is nothing short of confiscation, which, short of eliminating the 2nd Amendment altogether, is the left’s aim.