Op-Ed By Sandy Hook Promise Board Member Against Mandatory Buyback
By Tom Knighton
A lot of groups that spring up in the aftermath of mass shootings are very clear in their purpose. They want to push for gun control under the misguided belief that it would somehow have spared their loved ones.
What we don’t find very often are those who embrace those positions to any degree opposing any gun control measures. It’s why we don’t believe Shannon Watts when she says she and her group aren’t anti-gun, for example.
However, we now see an op-ed at USA Today from a board member of Sandy Hook Promise that openly opposes mandatory buybacks.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
That was former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas at the Democratic debate in Houston in September, underscoring his commitment to a new gun policy idea. He wanted not only to ban the sale of new assault weapons but also to impose a mandatory government buyback of the assault weapons already in private hands. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California support that idea as well.
I understand the sentiment. I’ve worked on the gun issue for nearly …Read the Rest
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