It’s Not Just Virginia: Gun Confiscation Becoming Increasingly Popular on the Left
Every debate over gun control for at least the past decade seems to follow roughly the same script, with liberals promoting that they advertise as merely “common sense” gun control measures.
Like with every policy the left proposes, their use of language is vague enough to both sound reasonable while obscuring the truth of what they’re really after. And the talking points help with that too. Among the “common sense” measures floated usually include universal background checks (which we already have), banning high-capacity magazines, banning bump stocks, banning so-called “assault weapons” (but grandfathering in current owners) and raising the age required to purchase a gun to 21, among other measures. Compared to outright confiscation, those measures look hardly look radical, hence why the choices are framed as such. Former President Barack Obama told an audience of police officers in 2016 “Please do not believe this notion that somehow I’m out to take everybody’s guns away… Nobody is doing that. We’re talking about common sense measures to make sure criminals don’t get them.”
That’s how gun control proponents phrase what they want – but it’s not really all they want. In recent years the there have been some slip-ups in the messaging when certain gun control proponents made the mistake of being honest. As one of the Parkland activists put it at the March for Our Lives, “When they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile. We are not here for bread crumbs. We are here for real change.” Failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said at one of the Democratic debates, “hell yes w’re going to take you AR-15,” and the Government of Virginia is currently working on that right now.
That’s hardly the “common sense” gun control the Democrat establishment has been trying to sell the American public on, but it’s increasingly becoming what their base wants.
According to the last Zogby Analytics survey of likely Democratic primary voters, 36% favor “confiscation of legally owned firearms from American citizens that have not committed a crime.” Or in other words, four in ten want to do away with the Second Amendment entirely (and Fourth too, it would seem).
Among the other bits of insanity unearthed by the Zogby poll; 39% of Democrats want to decriminalize crossings the border, 39% want to eliminate private health insurance, 38% want the government to pay for the healthcare of illegals, 38% support abortions anytime until birth and 49% support the $93 trillion Green New Deal. While there are still some moderates left, the Democratic Party is becoming increasingly radicalized.