Americans for Responsible Solutions–the group formed by gun control proponents former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly–has issued a new report listing five ideas “to reduce gun violence.” Four of the five revolve around temporary gun confiscation or gun bans.
The report was issued in conjunction with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
According to the Arizona Republic, Giffords and her husband found the “rational middle ground” in the new report.
The report begins with the fairly innocuous idea of to removing “loopholes” where they exist between states and the federal government regarding information on the mentally ill. But after that, the focus turns to confiscation:
Idea Two: “Authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight and plenty of protections to prevent abuse of this authority.” The owner of the guns would “only” get them back once he or she was “no longer a danger to themselves or others.”
Idea Three: “Require schools, including colleges and universities, to report violent or suicidal people to a court or administrating agency.”These people would also have their firearms confiscated, but “could regain their firearms access…after a certain period of time.”
Idea Four: “Allow courts to issue ‘Gun Violence Restraining Orders.'” These result in temporary gun confiscation.
Idea Five: “Temporarily ban those who have been involuntarily hospitalized from purchasing or possessing firearms.”
Five ideas, four of which deal with gun confiscation or gun bans. Is this really the “rational middle ground”?