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Euphemisms and More

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06.08.2019

Beto O’Rourke has come out for “mandatory buybacks” of firearms.

Apparently, that is the euphemism we are meant to use now: “mandatory buybacks.”

A party cannot buy back that which it never owned, and a transaction that is mandatory is not an exchange at all, but a seizure. We should call things what they are. That might help us to understand why such proposals are unconstitutional on at least two fronts.

I am also not sold on my friend David French’s “red flag law” argument. I do not think........

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