The National Rifle Association issuing a rebuke against socialist and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' calls for unilateral gun confiscation in the United States.
"Bernie Sanders is no longer hiding his real agenda when it comes to our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. He’s not only calling for a future ban on the sale of commonly owned firearms, but also total confiscation of firearms that are lawfully owned right now," NRA Institute for Legislative Action Director Chris Cox released in a statement to Townhall. "Just like Australia, New Zealand is proposing prison time for those who don’t turn in the guns they currently own. Bernie Sanders says that’s what “real action looks like”. That may be what socialism looks like, but it’s not what American freedom, guaranteed by our Constitution, looks like."
Overnight, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban of all semi-automatic firearms capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition. It is effective immediately and those who do not comply will face heavy fines and prison time.
Two types of firearms are now defined as Military Style Semi-Automatics (MSSAs):
· A semi-automatic firearm capable of being used with a detachable magazine which holds more than five cartridges
· A semi-automatic shotgun capable of being used with a detachable magazine which holds more than five cartridges
Overnight they banned any semi-automatic firearm with a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds. In America, that means nearly all firearms legally and commonly owned by millions of law abiding citizens. It is confiscation and Bernie Sanders just fully endorsed it. https://t.co/VuFUXxZk1S— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 21, 2019
To “follow these examples” the US would need to repeal the Second Amendment, ban all semi-auto, force gun stores to show all purchases to gov’t, and spend $200 million taxpayer dollars to confiscate firearms. But they say they don’t want to take guns … https://t.co/jXMrZb6u3J— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 21, 2019