As reported by the Associated Press, the National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memorandum dated January 4th , authored by Greg Ridgeway, acting director of the National Institute of Justice which states that without the confiscation of firearms from legal gun owners, Barack Obama’s gun ban measures would fail.
The memorandum also states that (a) gun buybacks are ineffective because said firearms can be easily replaced and (b) the measures proposed by Obama would have no impact whatsoever on gun violence. H/t Free North Carolina Blogspot.
…Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective….
Excerpt from the DOJ memo below which was prepared “nearly two weeks before Obama announced his plan for restricting guns, and Ridgeway’s first day as acting chief”:
And now a message from the National Rifle Association calling out Barack Obama on his agenda to disarm Americans.