Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline is among a group of confused liberals attempting to pass yet another gun control bill. This time, they propose offering tax breaks to those who agree to voluntarily turn in their “assault weapons” to local police. I guess they figure confiscation will be easier in the future if they can convince the weak-willed to turn in their firearms early.
Like many bills proposed by liberals, this one is defended with lies. The semi-automatic Rifles they are targeting are referred to as “battle rifles,” like the ones used in war. Of course, they conveniently leave out differences, such as those rifles being full auto, or having shorter barrels.
Another lie is that rifles such as AR-15’s cannot be used for self-defense. I wholeheartedly disagree. With the right choice of ammo, a victim can be prepared for any situation that presents itself. After all, would you want to have a single-shot shotgun during a home invasion? I don’t think so.
With a Congress controlled by Republicans, this bill probably be relegated to the dustbin. Still, we need to keep our eyes open for 2A supporters who may try to ingratiate themselves to the more liberal among us.
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