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Democrats Finally Reveal the Real Gun Control Measure We Always Knew They Wanted

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, has finally tipped the hand we always knew the Democrats held in regards to gun control.

According to a report from the Daily Caller, Swalwell wants a complete ban on “assault weapons,” a federal gun buy-back program for those who have them, and to criminally prosecute anyone who refuses to comply with the order.

The representative wrote an op-ed in USA Today Thursday rolling out what he feels is the gun control policy America should adopt, one that would take “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” away from law-abiding citizens and threaten them with jail time if they refuse.

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“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come,” Swalwell wrote. “Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, 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.”

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Swalwell is more bold in his statements than many of his Democratic colleagues. Many Democrats support stronger background checks, which a great number of Republican lawmakers also support, banning bump stocks and other measures.

This is obviously problematic for numerous reasons, chief among them being that such a program is a complete and utter violation of the Second Amendment, the God-given right to own the means of protecting our lives, property, and liberty from tyrants and criminals.

One of the big issues here is the definition of the term “assault weapon,” since the typical Democrat meaning of this phrase vastly differs from its reality.

To a Democrat, an “assault weapon” is basically just anything that looks like a scary rifle. Or, perhaps the end game is to go even more broad with it and make all guns “assault weapons.” Who knows?

The reality is, an assault weapon is a military grade automatic rifle. These are machine guns, which spit out hundreds of rounds per minute with a single trigger pull.

AR-15s are not machine guns. They are semi-automatic, just like your average handgun, and require the trigger to be pulled for each individual round fired.

What liberals actually want, despite their rhetoric to the contrary, is to open the door for a complete and total ban on all guns. They desire to repeal the Second Amendment.

This particular measure makes that crystal clear.

 

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College Student Receives Criminal Charges For Uttering Racial Slurs While Walking By Student Apartments

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Two students who attend the University of Connecticut have been arrested and charged with hate crimes after they were recorded walking outside student apartments saying racial slurs, according to a report released by the Washington Post. Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21-year-old white students, have been charged with the misdemeanor of ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race for violating a state statute concerning hate crimes. Here’s more from TheBlaze: The students also face potential discipline from the school, even possible expulsion, for violating the student code of conduct, UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas said in a statement. “It is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability, through due process, for an egregious assault on our community that has caused considerable harm,” Katsouleas said. Karal and Mucaj, and a third unnamed student who was not charged, were walking by student housing and playing a game in which they yelled offensive words. According to the incident report, Karal and Mucaj began saying “n****” as they walked by student housing, and someone in the apartments began recording. The video captured of the incident went viral earlier this month, which sparked outrage among students and faculty. The video eventually made it into the hands of law enforcement. If you have any information about this racist recording at UConn. Please email [email protected] We will not tolerate racist behavior on this campus ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 https://twitter.com/naacpuconn/status/1182821535670648833 The university NAACP has asked the school to take action against the students involved in the incident in order to make an example of them and allow other students to know that such behavior is unacceptable. Here’s a snippet from a letter the NAACP wrote to the university: “If the university does not adequately address and handle these occurrences of racism appropriately, it will create…

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