Internal Justice Department Memo on Gun Control

What is the Administration saying privately? Here is a summary of an internal Justice Department memo.

The memo says requiring background checks for more gun purchases could help, but also could lead to more illicit weapons sales. It says banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines produced in the future but exempting those already owned by the public, as Obama has proposed, would have limited impact because people now own so many of those items.

It also says that even total elimination of assault weapons would have little overall effect on gun killings because assault weapons account for a limited proportion of those crimes.

The nine-page document says the success of universal background checks would depend in part on “requiring gun registration,” and says gun buybacks would not be effective “unless massive and coupled with a ban.”

So they know that banning modern sporting rifles won’t do dick to stop violence but want to do it anyway. Once again, this has nothing to do with violence and everything to do with control.

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2 Responses to Internal Justice Department Memo on Gun Control

  1. Jim22 says:

    Bob Owens nails it – right on the head: “Keeping records is registration, and if you can show me an example of a nation where registration didn’t lead to confiscation and the disarmament of the citizenry I’d love to see it. This is the necessary precursor for a police state, and the conditions that led to the deaths of 262 million from their own governments in the 20th Century alone.

    Any politician that supports this law is placing a death sentence on the liberty of your children’s liberty, and should be treated as an outlaw.”

  2. Libertarian says:

    “assault weapons account for a limited proportion of those crimes” ?? OK, I suppose “limited proportion” COULD mean the 2% or so of killings they account for, but I think this wording is carefully crafted to not reveal JUST HOW SMALL that percentage really is.