Don’t Count On American Compliance With Gun Confiscation
by Amy Swearer, Monday, July 27, 2020
As someone who works in Second Amendment policy, I often feel as though I have heard every bad, impractical or naïve gun-control argument that could possibly exist; in fact, it is becoming increasingly rare for me to find myself truly stunned at a statement made by a pro-gun control politician or advocacy group.
Yet even I was struck speechless when former Congressman Beto O’Rourke suggested during his presidential campaign that Americans would simply comply with his proposed laws to confiscate tens of millions of their firearms.
“If we’re able to pass mandatory buybacks and I’m able to sign that into law, then I fully expect our fellow Americans to turn in their AR-15s and AK-47s,” said O’Rourke.
This was not a misstatement or a one-off comment. As O’Rourke’s spokesman, Chris Evans, later confirmed: “When a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons is enacted, it is the law. We expect people to follow the law here in the United States, and we know that Americans are law-abiding people.”
I am not writing this to promote civil-disobedience, but just to point out fundamentals of human nature that ideologues like O’Rourke and Joe Biden don’t appear to appreciate. They seem to think the American people, or perhaps any group of people, will simply conform to whatever ideological framework they decide to legislate.
A McLaughlin & Associates poll conducted April 8-13, 2021, shows 72 percent of general election voters support the Second Amendment and its protections on the right to keep and bear arms.
Moreover, the poll found 73.4 percent of general election voters agreed that “the Founders understood the importance of law-abiding citizens right to legally own firearms for things like hunting, sport and personal protection.”
The 73.4 percent also agreed that “the 2nd Amendment is one of our most important and cherished civil rights in the U.S. Constitution.”
By a margin of 58.1 percent to 21.9 percent, general election voters said they were more likely to support a candidate “who supports the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.”
And by a margin of 55.5 percent to 36.1, general election voters said they believe enforcement of existing laws is more important that the passage of new gun control.
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