DOJ Memo: Gun Control Ineffective Without Forced Buybacks
A leaked internal memo from the National Institute of Justice–the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice–shows that none of Obama’s gun proposals will work without registration and forced buybacks amounting to confiscation of Americans’ guns.
The memo illustrates this by showing why high capacity magazine bans, gun buybacks, and “assault weapons” bans have failed to work in the past.
For example, according to the memo, the high capacity magazine bans that were in place from 1994-2004 had little impact because the bans contained too many exemptions. The memo says one of the key errors was that “the 1994 ban exempted magazines made before 1994 so that the importation of large capacity magazines manufactured before 1994 continued [throughout] the ban.”