Democrat presidential candidates have been tripping all over themselves this week in an effort to politically capitalize on back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
In typical fashion, they've proposed a slew of gun control "solutions" that wouldn't have stopped the shootings in question. Further, they're using the opportunity to push a broader gun confiscation scheme.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is one of them and said earlier this week she's open to putting gun owners who refuse to comply with bogus government "buybacks," which is simply government confiscation, in prison.
"You don't want to grandfather in all of the assault weapons all across America. We'd like people to sell them back to the government," Gillibrand said during an interview with CNN. “The point is you don't want people using assault weapons so the point is ff you're arrested for using an assault weapon you're going to be arrested for an aggravated felony. The whole point is when you make it a crime to own an assault weapon then if you are found using it, that would be the issue. It would be part of law enforcement."
Let's put this into context. The semi-automatic AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America. The left considers it an "assault rifle." There are more than 20 million of them owned by Americans across the country. Gillibrand wants to turn every single person who has one into a felon and institute a police state for enforcement.
Meanwhile, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris keeps talking about wiping away Second Amendment rights with the stroke of a pen.