Buchanan: “There Would Be A Revolution” If Government Confiscated Weapons | RealClearPolitics

There are 270 million guns in this country right now, John, and they’re adding to them at a rate of 16 million a year. – Pat Buchanan, The McLaughlin Group, weekend of January 5, 2013

 

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Focused Gun Control around Schools from Biden | Reuters.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

A working group led by Vice President Joseph Biden is seriously considering measures that would require universal background checks for gun buyers and track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, the newspaper said.

The measures would also strengthen mental health checks and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the Post said. The approach is backed by law enforcement leaders, it said.

President Barack Obama assigned Biden the job of designing the strategy after the massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school last month that killed 20 children and six adults.

To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful gun lobby.

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Gun control: After Connecticut shooting, could Australia’s laws provide a lesson?

On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history. Twelve days later, Australia’s government did something remarkable. Led by newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard, it announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures. A decade and a half hence, the results of these policy changes are clear: They worked really, really well.

via Gun control: After Connecticut shooting, could Australias laws provide a lesson?.

Would this work in the United States, with its Second Amendment?