2020 Dems Spar Over Gun Confiscations

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker addresses family, friends, elected officials, and New Jersey National Guard leadership during the farewell ceremony for more than 180 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers from Alpha and Charlie Companies, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, at the Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Feb. 4, 2019. The Battalion will be deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)

Democrats continue to take deeply radical positions on various issues which this country faces. This is evident, seeing as the vast majority of the 2020 Democrat field is supportive of gun confiscations, or in leftist-code, “mandatory buybacks.”

Mandatory buyback programs are deeply ineffective and ridiculous because they place the onus for criminals’ wrongdoings onto law-abiding citizens. The reality is that individuals with no regard for the law don’t give a single hoot about whether or not government demands them to turn over their guns. At the end of the day, forcing lawful citizens to hand over their firearms only disarms the good guys, whilst giving the bad ones free reign.

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Earlier this week, 2020 Democrats Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg spoke about the merits of gun confiscations, as reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Booker apparently took issue with Buttigieg stating that mandatory buybacks are the same as gun confiscations.

What You Need to Know About 2020 Democrats’ Thoughts on Mandatory Buyback Programs

First and foremost, it’s important to note that Pete Buttigieg is one of the few 2020 Democrats who does not support mandatory buyback programs. The South Bend mayor has previously expressed interest in a voluntary buyback program, something which places him at odds with rivals Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke.

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Both O’Rourke and Booker are supportive of mandatory buybacks; however, per Buttigieg’s own statements, he believes that O’Rourke’s tough talk on gun control is more about maintaining relevance in the 2020 election, via stoking outrage. The South Bend mayor stated as much during a recent interview.

In Buttigieg’s own words:

“This is a policy disagreement and it’s about governing. I get it. He needs to pick a fight in order to stay relevant. […] My focus right now is on getting something done.”

Booker would later respond to Buttigieg’s statements on O’Rourke, accusing the South Bend mayor of “doing the NRA’s work.”

See for yourself:

Facts vs. Leftist Feelings

It’s unclear on whether or not Cory Booker truly believes what he’s saying or if he, like O’Rourke, is picking a fight to stay relevant. The reality here is that mandatory buyback programs are, in fact and any definition, confiscations. There’s no way of dancing around this or pretending that it’s not so.

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When the government initiates mandatory buyback programs, this means that citizens are literally forced to turn over their guns or face legal penalties. By definition, this is confiscation and the fact that Booker would attempt to spin things as if government-enforced orders to hand over guns isn’t confiscation only speaks to Booker’s dishonesty.

What do you think about Pete Buttigieg’s stance on mandatory buyback programs? How do you feel about Booker claiming that mandatory buybacks don’t constitute as confiscations? Let us know in the comments section below!