Last week, Senator Warren (D-MA) outlined a plan that proposes executive action to “rein in an out-of-control gun industry” as a part of her presidential campaign platform, aiming to “hold both gun dealers and manufacturers accountable for the violence promoted by their products.”
Warren’s proposal includes a law that would impose criminal liability and jail time for gun company CEOs if their company “is found guilty of a crime or their negligence causes severe harm to American families.”
Her legislation also seeks to increase taxes on the industry, to 30 percent on guns and 50 percent on ammunition “to reduce new gun and ammunition sales overall and to bring in new federal revenue that we can use for gun violence prevention and enforcement of existing gun laws.”
The Warren plan includes several other radical proposals that are undoubtedly aimed at eradicating the firearms and ammunition industry, including:
She seeks to further restrict 2nd Amendment rights by:
Warren promises she won’t wait for Congress to deliberate: “The next president has a moral obligation to use whatever executive authority she has to address the gun crisis.”
But wait, there’s more: She promises to enact gun control policies within her first 100 days in office, with additional legislation to be added “every single year.”
These gun control policy proposals would do nothing to address the root cause of recent criminal acts, and yet you can expect to see Congress pursue many of these radical ideas – and Elizabeth Warren continue to rise in the polls – in the coming weeks and months.
What seems like absolutely outrageous ideas today could very well become law by this time in 2021.
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