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View Poll Results: Do You Agree With Hillary Clinton's Thoughts on mandatory gun buy-backs (gun confiscation)
yes 0 0%
Hell Yes 7 9.33%
no 7 9.33%
Hell No 61 81.33%
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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Clinton suggests she'd consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of ‘confiscation’

Clinton suggests she'd consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of

Hillary Clinton said Friday that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are “worth looking into,” sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts.
Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when an attendee asked about Australia’s 1996 and 2003 buy-back programs that collected roughly 700,000 banned semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.
“I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged,” Clinton responded.

It will mean a new Civil War in America.

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Old 10-18-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Actually, Clinton made no such statement.

"I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at,"
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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It will mean a new Civil War in America.

And the same side will lose again.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Is this another case of what a Democrat said vs what a Republican heard?
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Is this another case of what a Democrat said vs what a Republican heard?
.Maybe.

But more than likely it is a case of most people hearing what they want to hear, and a politician pandering to her voting base.

President Hillary (shudder) would be perfectly within her right to offer a gun buy back. But a gun confiscation would be out of the question. She knows that; she's just playing to the masses....

Hasn't worked in the US, anyway...
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What is believed to have been the first gun buyback program was in Baltimore in 1974. Gun homicides and assaults actually rose during the two-month program, and it was deemed a failure, though no reason for the crime rate increase was given.[7] Similar programs followed in other cities, including some cities that repeated their programs. However, no evaluation of such programs were published until 1994, after three researchers analyzed a 1992 buyback in Seattle, Washington. The study found that the "effect on decreasing violent crime and reducing firearm mortality is unknown."[8]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Actually, Clinton made no such statement.

"I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at,"
Looks like media preferred to edit her remarks to create controversy.

Unlike the occasional voluntary municipal gun buy backs in the US, the buy back in Australia were compulsory.

The US could not impose a compulsory buy back because of the second amendment. If the people want the constitution amended, it's up to Congress and then the states to ratify it. President's have no role in the process.

This crap is no different than asking a candidate their position on right to life/ choose. Abortion is legal and constitutional. It does not matter if a candidate agrees with it or not.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Is this another case of what a Democrat said vs what a Republican heard?
Did you see Bill Maher's clip on this last week?
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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And the same side will lose again.
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I am not a conservative per se, more of my views align with the center leftish. Having said that I do believe in the 2nd Amendment, and if you think for a minute the people in the south would lose you are insane.

First off its not just the south. Second, this would fracture the US military. A large portion of the US military come from families that believe strongly in the right to bear arms, and they aren't going to fire or make war on their own people.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Actually, Clinton made no such statement.

"I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at,"
It's apparent that you have no reading comprehension. I'm not worried because she will not be our first female president.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
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They already have gun buy back and amnesty programs here.
Bring in your guns no questions asked as well as cash offerings.
It's usually done via civic organizations in conjunction with law enforcement.
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