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    Parkland survivors announce sweeping gun control plan: 'Green New Deal, but for guns'


    March for Our Lives, the gun control group started by Parkland survivors, announced an ambitious series of proposals that would radically change the landscape of firearm regulations, aiming to reduce gun ownership and gun-related deaths.

    The plan announced on Wednesday seeks to reduce gun deaths by 200,000 (or 50 percent) over 10 years, install an apparent czar for gun violence, create a "Peace Corps for gun violence prevention," and lower the nation's firearm stock by 30 percent through a mandatory buyback program, according to the group.

    Jaclyn Corin, the group's co-founder, described the plan as a "Green New Deal, but for guns" — a reference to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's sweeping plan to address climate change.

    Titled "A Peace Plan for a Safer America," the proposal came as the nation mourned the loss of life during two mass shootings in August and Democratic politicians amped up calls for gun control. While President Trump has mostly resisted Democratic proposals, he signaled support for expanded background checks.

    A Green New Deal, but for guns https://marchforourlives.com/peace-plan/


    March for Our Lives had already called for universal background checks but the new proposal is more comprehensive than their previous list of demands.

    In addition to background checks, the group is now calling for a multi-step approval process for gun ownership that includes "in-person interviews, personal references, rigorous gun safety training, and a waiting period of 10 days for each gun purchase."


    It also looks to impose much stricter limits on purchases by raising the minimum age for gun possession to 21 and limiting Americans to one firearm purchase per month.

    It's unclear how the plan will be implemented as that purchase limit would seem to preclude its other goal of imposing higher fees on bulk firearm purchases.

    These fees, along with annual fees for firearm licenses, would be directed toward addressing gun violence.

    The plan also called for a national licensing and registry system. Although an exact figure is impossible to pin down, researchers believe that there are more guns that people in the United States.


    "Gun violence has indirect and direct costs of hundreds of billions of dollars each year, and any responsible gun owner would pay into the national licensing system for the ability to possess and use firearms," the group said.

    The proposal has already won the support of former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who, along with other 2020 Democratic hopefuls, has supported the Parkland students' demand for a ban on assault weapons.

    "Following the lead of the students marching for their lives, and for all of ours, we will end this epidemic. I support their Peace Plan For A Safer America — and I call on everyone else in this race to do the same," he said.

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) said the plan falls outside the mainstream. “The gun control community is finally being marginally honest about their true wish list," an NRA spokesperson said in a statement provided to Fox News. "The simple fact remains their proposals and ideas are out of the mainstream and most people will understand their real intent goes beyond what they publicly state.”



    The Parkland students' plan also echoed 2020 Democrats' in that it called for substantial executive action, including a mandatory buy-back program for assault weapons and creating programs to "encourage voluntary civilian reduction of handguns and other firearms."

    It also urged the Justice Department to reconsider a landmark Supreme Court decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, which held the Second Amendment protected the right to bear arms — an in particular, the right to own a handgun.

    "Many distinguished jurists from across the political spectrum have excoriated the Heller decision as contrary to the historical record and the height of judicial activism," the plan reads.



    A new gun violence czar, "National Director of Gun Violence Prevention," would be in charge of implementing their goals for the federal government and empower "agencies that have all been structurally weakened by the gun lobby

    As in the past, the group targeted the NRA for its role in fighting against gun control legislation, calling for investigations by the Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/par...-deal-for-guns
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    Bejesus. Did they read the part that says "not to be infringed"? At least now we are seeing the MASK COME OFF, and they are saying what they really want. Bans and confiscation only from the Law Abiding. Scrary stuff.

    If I hear one more Democrat say, "we aren't coming for your guns", I'm going to lose it.
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    Perhaps Trump will indeed buy Greenland.

    It would be an ideal safe space for hoplophobic snowflakes.

    Think of the lives that could be saved...

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    I thought communists didn't like Czars, they killed the last Russian Czar and now they want another one.

    This is it, the Socialist Democrat Workers Party is pushing hard to transform America, they think this is their best chance, the next 12 months are goin to be rough, the media will be full of Marxist propaganda. I expect them to use every trick they can to "find" the votes to win.

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    I am not a lawyer.

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    On a positive note out of Parkland.


    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...seconds-count/

    Parkland Father: Armed Citizens Save Lives When Seconds Count

    Parkland father Andrew Pollack says Americans need to be armed for self-defense, because when seconds count “first responders are minutes away.”

    Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was killed in the February 14, 2018, attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    Pollack told Fox News, “I was never such a pro-Second Amendment type of guy until this happened to my daughter and I saw how she became such a victim on that third floor and no one came to help her.”

    He added, “The police weren’t there. Security wasn’t there.”

    On November 21, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri–head of the commission that examined the Parkland shooting–called for teachers to be armed to prevent the loss of life that occurred in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas attack. The Associated Press quoted Gualtieri saying, “People need to keep an open mind to it as the reality is that if someone else in that school had a gun it could have saved kids’ lives.”

    Gualtieri’s point and Pollack’s point are the same.

    But Pollack does go further by talking about victims in mass public attacks that took place in locations other than schools. He notes how the victims are often “cowering” once the gunman opens fire. He said it should not be so. Rather, people ought to be able to defend themselves.

    Pollack stressed that individuals need to be able to protect themselves between the time that an attack starts and police arrive to take the gunman out. He said, “That is why I am such a believer in the Second Amendment and I will never let one of my friends or loved ones be victim, like what happened to my daughter on that third floor.”
    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    I have a better "Peace Plan"...


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    God bless Mr. Pollack. He said after his daughter was murdered, he realized how important the 2nd amendment is, and people's need to defend themselves. I bet Hogg isn't happy with Mr. Pollack.
    Legislating to prevent people's acts is fantasy

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    Apparently they missed every single study that says waiting periods don’t work.

    Any new gun control measure deserves a bit of give and take from both sides: National licensing must come with a carry permit good in all 50 states! See how fast that shuts down this suggestion from the anti-rights crowd...
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    Yeah, I read the article on my Yahoo news feed yesterday with their manifesto. And have no doubt, it is a wish list. Keep in mind, people who think like this are not complete fools. They'll gladly settle for an incremental achievement of each item on their agenda.

    Sad, isn't it? All this talk of "common sense" and gun safety but when the you get past the nose of the camel you see the beast that awaits beyond. Hogg and his controllers want something on the far side of what even the UK has with its draconian gun control laws.

    On the other side, by playing their hand so clearly they let the less motivated gun owners out there who would agree that "more" is needed that this is not about reasonable. In the end game it is really just a pretext for criminalization and confiscation.

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