Cory Booker was on The View when Meghan McCain asked him how he was planning on enforcing his mandatory buyback and he twisted about like a fish on a line, waffled, and then started to cry.
Also, he got everything that he thought was a fact, wrong.
Sen. @CoryBooker shares his impassioned stance on gun control, and explains his support of mandatory buybacks.
— The View (@TheView) October 30, 2019
“Machine guns we don’t have on the streets anymore because in the 1980s we banned them.”
Machine guns were made NFA items in 1934 and in 1986 the law was changed to stop the transfer of new machine guns as per the NFA. The government stopped issuing tax stamps on new full-auto serial numbers.
There were never any legally owned machine guns “on our streets” and we didn’t ban them and get them off the streets in the 1980s.
Is it too much to ask that a United States Senator know the law, at least a little bit?
Then he says that people saying Beto will have the police will go to your house and get your gun is fear-mongering. Except that Beto has said exactly that.
Australia and New Zealand had more restrictive gun laws than the US prior to the Port Arthur and Chistchurch shootings which made enforcement of the buyback possible. Also, the populations of those countries are much lower than ours and they lack the gun culture that America has.
The idea that tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners, who bought their guns legally are just going to say “This gun I’ve owned and shot recreationally for years is illegal now, I guess I’m going to go down to the buyback and get my three hundred bucks for it” is (and I’m being technical here) fucking ridiculous.
Then, because he doesn’t have an answer for McCain’s continued aksing how he’s going to get some gun nut in the middle of Arizona (or Texas, or Alabama, or any Red state) to give up his AR-15, Booker starts to cry.
Listen to the tone of his voice, he sounds like he’s about to start sobbing.
He can be as emotional as he wants, that still doesn’t explain how his buyback will work.
Anybody who thinks that a crying vegan can take Americans’ guns away by passing a law has another thing coming.
Lastly, South Park got it right back in Season 6, not eating meat turns a person into a giant pussy.