Just recently, March for Our Lives (the gun control organization founded by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting), unveiled a plan with the goal of reducing gun deaths by 200,000 over a ten-year period.
Such a plan consists of calling for the appointment of a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention (i.e. a gun violence czar), creating a Peace Corps for Violence Prevention, a.k.a. the Safety Corps, consisting of 10,000 young people (thus “empowering the next generation”), and reduce the number of firearms in America by 30% via a mandatory gun buyback program. The plan also calls for legislation that would raise national standards for gun ownership, establishing a national licensing and registry system, a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and other weapons of war, establish policies that would disarm gun owners who pose a threat to themselves or others, mandate a multi-step approval process for gun ownership, raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 for owning a gun, set fees on firearm licenses, and limit Americans to one gun purchase per month.
Jaclyn Corin, the co-founder of March for Our Lives, described the plan as a Green New Deal, but for guns (an obvious reference to AOC’s climate change plan).
In addition to the proposed changes, the plan also calls for holding the gun lobby and the gun industry accountable for gun violence, a reexamination of the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment from the District of Columbia v. Heller case, have the IRS and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) investigate the NRA, and repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
The plan also advocates the funding of interventions that address gun violence, which include community-based urban violence reduction programs, suicide prevention programs, domestic violence prevention programs, mental and behavioral health service programs, and programs addressing police violence in American communities (the last goal mentioned indicates the leftist intent of the group, especially it says it also focuses on racial justice, economic justice, the rights of immigrants, and LGBTQ rights).
Needless to say, such a plan would not infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Americans, but it would also be more expensive (in regards to both taxes and fees), since it calls for more government offices, a national licensing and registry system, and a mandatory gun buyback program.
Such is the goal of the left. Which is why it must be defeated.
For more information on the Peace Plan for a Safer America, check out the following website: https://marchforourlives.com/peace-plan/.