Another Democrat Calls for Gun Confiscation
January 9, 2012
Following remarks made by New York governor Andrew Cuomo that gun confiscation may be an option in the government’s war against the Second Amendment, a state representative in Iowa has called for confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms, The Daily Caller reports.
“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer told the Daily Times Herald. “We should ban those in Iowa.”
“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer added. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”
In December, Democrat Cuomo suggested the government in New York force gun owners to surrender their weapons. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” he said.