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Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!
The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago

Posted on 03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST by Simon Green

An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . .

When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer” of certain assault weapons. Under the proposal, Floridians would have had until July 1, 2019, to obtain a certificate of possession or remove their assault weapon from the state.

A policy like that would pose logistical challenges, experts said.

“If all gun sales were banned tomorrow, there’d still be plenty of guns in the U.S. in 25 years,” Jay Corzine, a professor of sociology at University of Central Florida said. Corzine researches the impact of different weapon types on mass shootings. He added that such a ban would likely be subject to legal challenges.

“Once guns are out in circulation, it’s very difficult to bring them back,” said Jaclyn Schildkraut, an expert on mass shooting research and an assistant professor of public justice at the State University of New York at Oswego. She noted that many gun control measures would punish law-abiding gun owners while likely doing little to deter criminals — who commit all mass shootings — from obtaining weapons.

Thank you for that rational and realistic analysis. Precisely the kind of logic that Florida Democrats are happy to overlook. Or, worse, ignore . . .

Those factors put Florida Democrats in a tough spot. But Rodriguez said the scale of the challenge shouldn’t be an argument against addressing it. “There are all kinds of ways of dealing with the fact that, yes, these weapons are very prevalent right now,” Rodriguez said, citing programs like gun buybacks. “It’s a question of the state dedicating resources to a problem.”

Those are the most chilling words I’ve read in a long time. The article’s closing quote from Schildkraut isn’t quite as bad, but it’s bad enough.

Even if new laws aren’t the answer, Schildkraut said, “Our job in society is to make (mass shootings) more difficult, not to make (them) easier.”

As far as gun control advocates are concerned, even if gun control doesn’t work, it works! As long as it puts Americans on a slippery slope to confiscation. In case you didn’t know.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; florida; jaclynschildkraut; jaycorzine; lindastewart; mediawingofthednc; newyork; nra; orlando; oswego; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; rickscott; sb7026; secondamendment; suny; tampabay; tampabaytimes
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1 posted on 03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Time for cancelling subscriptions to the Tampa Bay Times.


2 posted on 03/08/2018 10:13:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Simon Green

No don’t worry no one will Sue you ,D’oh


3 posted on 03/08/2018 10:16:04 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Simon Green

Come on! What’s holding you up?


4 posted on 03/08/2018 10:16:04 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Simon Green

Forced confiscation is not going to end well....


5 posted on 03/08/2018 10:16:53 AM PST by cranked
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To: Simon Green

All enemies, foreign and domestic...


6 posted on 03/08/2018 10:17:18 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: dfwgator

The Tampa Bay Times has subscribers??


7 posted on 03/08/2018 10:19:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Simon Green

It seems they have a lot of confiscation NAZIs working down at the TB Times. Since the killer, Nikolas Cruz, was a Parkland School student, shouldn’t we put the rest of the Parkland School students, including the “survivors” in jail also?! Makes sense to me.


8 posted on 03/08/2018 10:20:07 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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Liberals always talk about how guns can come into California or Chicago from neighboring states or cities...but they never talk about security at the borders. It shows how much they really care about the influx of guns. As long as law abiding citizens don’t have them....I guess that’s all they care about. They really are the party of illegals/criminals.


9 posted on 03/08/2018 10:21:16 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Seems logical, except I think we should imprison all students, not just Parkland.


10 posted on 03/08/2018 10:21:53 AM PST by chris37 (Laws don’t prevent criminals from committing crimes. Guns prevent criminals from committing crimes.)
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We can do that. Show them a little hard labor. It would be good for their souls.


11 posted on 03/08/2018 10:23:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: cranked

“Fewer and calmer leftists”. Many will go into exile? Naah... no balls


12 posted on 03/08/2018 10:23:37 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service ... #ReleaseTheMemo)
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To: Simon Green
When do they start confiscating the printing presses?

Oh, wait... Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are already doing that.

-PJ

13 posted on 03/08/2018 10:24:13 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Simon Green

But they kept saying “we don’t want to take away all your guns”

To which I always replied “yes, you do- and you know it”


14 posted on 03/08/2018 10:24:57 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: dfwgator
Time for cancelling subscriptions to the Tampa Bay Times.

I did that many years ago, but, my wife insists on getting the Sunday edition, JUST FOR THE COUPONS. Neither she nor I venture into their biased and fake news. Need to find a way to get the coupons without the trash that come with them.
15 posted on 03/08/2018 10:29:24 AM PST by adorno
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“Time for Confiscation!”

The ultimate goal of the DemocRAT Party!


16 posted on 03/08/2018 10:29:43 AM PST by kenmcg (tHE WHOLE)
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To: Mr. K

It has been reported that Wisconsin gun ownership alone makes up the largest armed group in the country. Coupled with other states having similar gun ownership, legal gun ownership makes up the LARGEST LEGALLY ARMED GROUP IN THE WORLD. I do not see total gun confiscation happening any time soon without major resistance. Just saying.......


17 posted on 03/08/2018 10:32:54 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Simon Green

Can’t find 30 million illegals, they’re going to find 100 million firearms?


18 posted on 03/08/2018 10:34:45 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Simon Green

WAYYYYY past time for CWII.


19 posted on 03/08/2018 10:36:14 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I started a thread the other day, and when I read your post, I thought you might enjoy it...Justice Alito puts the smack down on a Minnesota lawyer defending the state statue on banning political attire from polling places.

Minnesota Voters Alliance vs. Joe Mansky (Justice Alito NAILS the Leftist Defender)

I loved it, using the treatment of the 1st and 2nd Amendments by liberals as political speech during the oral arguments.

Brilliantly done!

20 posted on 03/08/2018 10:36:55 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette)
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