Via jigsaw in #GBC…
THE Greens want to spend more than $350 million to ban semi-automatic handguns and buy them back from their owners.
But the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) said that would not affect the guns used by drug gangs for drive-by shootings in western Sydney.
Greens leader Christine Milne said gun violence could not be tackled without taking guns off the streets.
“We need strong action to reduce the number of handguns falling into the wrong hands. They have become the firearm of choice for criminals in Australia, especially in the drug trade and in gangs,” she said in a statement.
Under the Greens plan, costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office at $351.5 million, semi-automatic handguns would be banned, with a 12-month amnesty and buyback.
So less than two decades after requiring registration to reduce gun violence (WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING?), and that not working to reduce drug-related violence, the answer is to…
Confiscate guns from folks who aren’t violent drug criminals.
And this makes sense.
They can call it a buyback all they want, but unless it’s voluntary (hint: It’s not) it’s confiscation.
And go read this presser from the Greens if you’re having problems with low blood pressure today. That’ll cure it.