Following the mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers were quick to begin calling for increased gun control and second amendment restrictions. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been the most vocal advocate at the federal level discussing a forced buyback program as well as a new “assault weapons” ban.
Report from The Washington Times:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that she and other gun control advocates are considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners, a proposal that could be compulsory.
“We are also looking at a buy-back program,” Feinstein said today in a press conference. “Now, again, this is a work in progress so these are ideas in the development.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., already discussed the possibility of a buy-back law for his state, but he made clear it would be a forced buyback.
“Confiscation could be an option,” Cuomo told The New York Times yesterday when discussing semiautomatic weapons. “Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”
This one is ripe for discussion.