New York Governor: Gun Confiscation is an Option

As the government and media continue to capitalize off the murders of 20 kids and 8 adults, politicians are promising stricter gun laws that they claim will make us all safer. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that a forced gun buy-back program was an option, which would only make criminals feel safer. Infowars reported:

 “Cuomo indicated the state will likely force some kind of permit process on owners of semi-automatic ‘assault weapons.’ In addition to generating revenue and expanding the size and reach of government, the effort will allow the state to confiscate the weapons of citizens who do not comply.”

 Cuomo added, “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”

If America tries a forced gun buy-back program, we’d likely go the way of Australia, which tried the same thing in 1996. Over 640,000 ordinary firearms were confiscated and destroyed. Watch this 6 ½ minute video to see what happened in the “land down under” when law-abiding citizens were forced to give up their guns in exchange for government money. Here are some highlights:

  • Armed robberies up by 69%
  • Assaults with guns up by 28%
  • Gun murders up by 19%
  • Home invasions up by 21%

Even gun control advocates in the Australian government had to acknowledge that the gun buy-back program has had little to no effect on violence. In 2005, the head of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research said the following:

“The fact is that the introduction of those laws did not result in any acceleration of the downward trend in gun homicide. They may have reduced the risk of mass shootings but we cannot be sure because no one has done the rigorous statistical work required to verify this possibility. It is always unpleasant to acknowledge facts that are inconsistent with your own point of view. But I thought that was what distinguished science from popular prejudice.”

 Yes, and when facts aren’t on your side, you can either admit that you’re wrong like an honest person would do, or like Piers Morgan, start name-calling, grandstanding and yelling. If you haven’t seen Piers Morgan’s interview with the head of Gun Owners of America’s, watch it. Larry Pratt does an excellent job defending the 2nd Amendment in spite of Morgan calling him “an unbelievably stupid man” and an idiot:

It seems Piers Morgan is still bitter about America winning independence from England so many years ago.

I just might make an exception to the 2nd Amendment. If you’ve proven yourself to be an angry, belligerent person like Morgan has, you shouldn’t be allowed to carry a gun.