This has been bouncing around a lot at Joan Peterson’s blog. Confiscation of guns. A few commenters and the Joyce/Brady shill have been dancing around it for a while, but now she up and said it.
I guess your definition of confiscation is different than mine. From the article you linked:” More than 160,000 handguns have been surrendered by their owners since new laws were introduced following the Dunblane massacre, the UK Government has revealed.”
Confiscate- ” To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. (knf-skt, kn-fskt)
1. Seized by a government; appropriated.
2. Having lost property through confiscation.”
Gun owners in UK were compensated for their guns turned in though it took longer than they expected.
She said a similar, but slightly veiled thing about the New York and California SKS owners.
So there you have it, antis are against “Confiscation” so long as when they seize your property they give you “Fair compensation”.
Of course there also runs the lie, as there will NEVER be so much as “Fair Compensation” when an outright ban comes through, as suddenly firearms value becomes infinite. A real-world example can be found looking at transferable Machine Gun values. Just look at the prices on transferable Machine Guns here . An M16 or an Uzi in full auto doesn’t cost any considerable amount more to build than the semi-auto variant….but the cost can be as much as 10X or more. Why? Because when Reagan signed the Hughes Amendment the last civilian-legal Machine Guns were made. There are no more, and when one breaks or is destroyed, its gone from circulation. The value is supply and demand. When the supply is Zero, the price rises to infinity.
And of course all these people who didn’t “Voluntarily” turn in their guns were sent to prison for illegal possession of contraband.
I’ve said it before, the only thing these people care about is banning guns, and they will tell whatever lies they think we’ll buy to get closer and closer to that goal.
…and like their idols in the UK, when the guns are banned they’ll move to knives, and sporting equipment, and a total police state.
We must defeat them, for they are the enemies of freedom.