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Old 09-17-2019, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kirkrapine View Post
Not necessarily. Eminent domain is a form of confiscation, but always compensated.
Beto was also proposing compensation. The eminent domain comparison is a valid one.

Mandatory gun buyback programs have been run successfully. Australia did it in 1996 and again in 2003, and the nation did not fall. New Zealand followed suit this year after the Christchurch massacres:

Following attacks on two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban most semi-automatic weapons along with certain kinds of ammunition and large-capacity magazines.

In June, officials announced a gun buyback program that pays gun owners to turn in their firearms or other newly prohibited items. ... Officials set aside about $200 million New Zealand dollars roughly $129 million U.S. dollars to pay for the program.


After a shooter killed 35 people and wounded dozens more in Australia in 1996, officials there instituted a mandatory buyback program. About 650,000 weapons were collected. Research since has shown that firearm homicides and suicides by gun have both reduced dramatically in Australia.