March For Our Lives Peace Plan
The March For Our Lives peace plan, you know, those who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting and became insta-celebs for gun control, is out and it’s extensive. Or rather, they have a goal…removing gun ownership in America.
As the Daily Caller put it,
Needless to say, however, any plan that by its own terms aims to have the U.S. government collect and destroy nearly 1 in every 3 guns in America must contemplate harsh treatment for anyone who doesn’t comply. Americans are not known for just casually surrendering their lawfully-acquired property and essential freedoms.Daily Caller
The following are some of its points:
Strengthen the Feds (Please pardon my sarcasm). They want to make the Federal government more powerful to stop the violence. That’s a great idea. The government that burned to death 76 people at WACO over their guns, let’s make them even more powerful. How about we skip that part of the plan, ok?
A Federal Ban on “assault weapons and high capacity magazines.” Federal Red Flag Law. National Gun buyback and disposal program.
“There are an estimated 256-393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, which means there are more guns than people in the U.S. In order to operationalize new laws like an assault weapons ban and a higher standard of gun ownership, we need to implement a federal gun buy-back program that facilitates compliance with new laws and provides economic incentives for gun owners to responsibly reduce their gun inventory. All government-purchased gun inventory would be destroyed. The intended goal: a reduction of our domestic firearm stock by at least 30%. To be clear: the implementation of an assault weapons ban should be a full mandatory buy-back of assault weapons, but we would also create programs to encourage voluntary civilian reduction of handguns and other firearms.”March for Our Lives Peace Plan
Oh, and they’re encouraging state and local government to pass laws that “go beyond Federal law.”
Federal gun licensing before a gun can be purchased. They use the old “if you have a license to drive a car you should have a license to own a firearm.” NO. That’s a database collection system.
“A multi-step approval process, overseen by a law enforcement agency, that requires background checks, in-person interviews, personal references, rigorous gun safety training, and a waiting period of 10 days for each gun purchase.” Sorry, kid background checks are already required. References? What’s that about? And what is “rigorous gun safety training?” Is that like not running with scissors?
Annual licensing fees for anyone who wants to obtain a national gun and ammunition license.
A higher standard for gun ownership, which would start with raising the minimum age for gun possession to 21. In addition, we would expand prohibited categories for obtaining a gun license, with a focus on those with a propensity for violence. [Red Flag laws]
A limit of one firearm purchase per month. A prohibition on any and all online firearm and ammunition sales or transfers, including gun parts. A requirement to safely store firearms, including implementing national standards for locking devices on guns. A requirement to report guns that are lost or stolen to local law enforcement within 72 hours.
OK so we have severe regulations, high fees, rules upon rules to even own a firearm of any kind. And that’s not counting the plan to create a GVP- Gun Violence Prevention official, to re-educate police officers who they say are a “leading cause of death for young men.” They also want to revamp the Supreme Court and make them revisit the Heller Decision.
“The next President and National Director of GVP should establish a Peace Corps for Violence Prevention, known as the Safety Corps. Over the next 10 years, this new domestic program would put 10,000 young people per year to work on paid, one-year engagements in communities and nonprofits around the country.”
Oh, and the March for Our Lives demands to be paid a “living wage.” The list goes on and on. They demand that the 2020 Democrats sign on to the plan as well.
So when do we get to call these kids tyrannical? How does this stack up with the 2nd Amendment? It doesn’t. We’re keeping our guns.
Featured photo: screenshot of activist David Hogg via cnn