Nice idea, but … our government is a legal entity, not an individual and therefore not a citizen. It is not held to the same standards that you or I are. While each member has to obey the laws of this nation, the government itself cannot be treated as an individual. It does not have to fill out forms or pass a background check for a buyback program because an individual is not taking possession of a Firearm. What they will try to do is to pass a law that requires the owner of a specific type of weapon to turn it into an agency acting on behalf of the government. That means you need to focus on that agency’s ability to do that kind of job.
A nation wide buy back would require a very large number of people. That requires office space, and all the supporting hardware. Then all the weapons bought back would have to be stored safely somewhere.
Look how difficult it is for the NYPD just to store, catalog, transport and destroy all the drugs they take off the street in one year. Imagine that applied to guns, in every city in the country.
I suspect foreign nations would just love to get their hands on that! It could easily arm a Second World Nation and maybe add on a couple of Third World Nations for good measure.
Perhaps a better way to fight against this is to use the legal system to defeat the law itself.
Challenge the legality of the law and watch lawyers tie it up for years in the courts. Make the law so specific that just one small change of the weapon makes it not qualify for the “buy back.” Or do the opposite, make the Law so broad that everything qualifies including things that are not weapons. Then use up all the allotted funds buying back the wrong things. This will force lawmakers to go back and reallocate funds at a later date, when they may not have the majority they have now.
Challenge the law by using the law. We have all seen how an over zealous lawyer can muck up what would normally be a very simple and straight forward case.
Therefore use their own kind to destroy themselves from within. We just have to be patient, and more clever then they are. Fortunately there is always an attorney somewhere that will take on any type of case for $$$.
If that fails, the sue them. First in a class action suit that includes every gun owner in the United States as athe defendant. Just getting the names on record will take forever. Let alone trying to verify them. That alone will tie up the process for years, maybe decades!
Then bring a civil suit against each lawmaker who signed on for the buy back program. Challenge their “immunity” just like they are challenging the industry’s immunity.
Use their own strategies against them.
Finally, threaten their financial supporters with law suits as well. If you stop the cash flow that supports the buy back, you stop the buy back.
And last, but not least, these senators, congressmen, and presidents can be bought. They already have sacrificed their personal integrity just to get elected. They sell themselves to the highest bidder everyday. Lobbyists are the culprits. We need better sources of funding and better lobbys.
The war against drugs was lost because the other side had more money.
The war against poverty was lost when the funding ran out.
The war against hunger was lost …
The war against …
No funding, no buy back.
It is like the IRS. Limit the number of auditors. Make the pay for auditors 100 times less than the pay for corporate CPA’s. Limit the funding for investigations and audits. Then the total number of audits and up being extremely small. The ones that are done are “slamdunks” because there are no funds for prolonged legal battles.
ATF is the same way. More time spent doing background checks with fewer agents doing the actual checks means that less time is spent doing other things. Add to that a legally imposed maximum wait limitation forcing them to approve a background check or grant a free ride to the buyer and background checks loose their meaning.
The form itself does not lend itself to be the most secure of legal Documents. It relies heavily on the person filling out the form to tell the truth. Hmmmm…
Sometimes thinking outside the box makes one over look the simple solutions.
Write the buy back law in such a way that it can never be enforceable. Then never provide adequate funds to implement it. Give them just enough money to create a beurocracy and they will spend all their time just trying to keep their jobs instead of doing their jobs.
Everyone is happy! Thw liberals get their law and a new government agency. Jobs are created where no one is qualified Nd there is no direction or funding to get anything done.