Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, called for the United States to implement an Australian-style gun confiscation program in an article published Wednesday.
Obama previously said in 2016 that the United States should consider following the example of Australia, which enacted a “mandatory buy-back” of guns and created a gun registry. Pfeiffer echoed that view in Wednesday’s article, published on Crooked, a media site founded by three former Obama staffers. Pfeiffer argued Democrats should propose such a program and outlined an extensive regimen of gun restrictions that Democrats could support, advising they stop “insincere pandering” to gun owners.
“We are nibbling around the edges instead of proposing bold, meaningful solutions,” Pfeiffer wrote. His suggestions included implementing a national gun registry, mandating “smart-gun technology,” and rolling-out a buy-back program similar to Australia’s.
Pfeiffer accused Democrats of being “brainwashed” into expressing support for the Second Amendment and the culture of gun owners.
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