What Would a Nationwide Gun Confiscation Look Like?

By Suzanne Wiley published on in Consumer Information

In July 2014, the city of New Orleans agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation after the city’s Police Superintendent, P.Edwin Compass, ordered an illegal and unconstitutional gun confiscation after Hurricane Katrina. You can read more about the lawsuit here.

In a press conference, Compass, said, “No one will be able to be armed. We will take all weapons. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”

The NRA produced an eye-opening short documentary on the gun grab:

It is not the only time in modern history where government ordered a wide-scale gun confiscation. In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that all Japanese “aliens” living in the United States were to be unarmed.

Now, some have a warranted fear of a future nationwide gun confiscation. In fact, it may be already starting. In July, 2015, the Shooter’s Log reported about a new gun control measure handed down by the Obama Administration which would add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the “unauthorized to own a firearm” list by enacting a rule in which people who’s Social Security disability checks are handled by other person means they aren’t able to own firearms. You can read more about that here.

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What if they did come and take them?

Certainly, we know that President Obama would love a country without guns. He has said numerous times how his personal biggest frustration and disappointment during his reign has been that he failed to do anything about “gun violence.” In June 2014, in a conversation with Tumblr founder, David Karp, Obama let his true feelings to light:

“A couple of decades ago Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown, and Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it. We’re not doing—we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. I mean, our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no other advanced, developed country on earth that would put up with this.”

Imagine this future. Do you think it would be possible in America? What would a nationwide gun confiscation look like? Tell us your thoughts and theories in the comment section.

SLRule

Introduced to shooting at young age by her older brother, Suzanne Wiley took to the shooting sports and developed a deep love for it over the years. Today, she enjoys plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (877)

  • Griz44Mag

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    Any attempt (at least in Texas) at a mass firearm ban and confiscation would result in another civil war. I can’t help but believe in my very core that most of the States and the people would rebel. Knowing many individuals from those states like Carl-Marxafornia and Wishington State I would also bank on a large segment of that population to join the rebellion. Our rights have been eroded and stolen from us long enough. The people have spoken through mostly peaceful elections that in last 2 cycles that maybe we are going to be able to convince the libtards that they WILL NOT gain any more ground. We can pray for a peaceful return to the Democracy promised to us by our founders, but we must be prepared to once again fight for our Liberty if necessary. I am ready, Are you?

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  • Wzrd1

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    @charles, if I’m so anti-firearms, why do I own a dozen firearms? Indeed, I just ordered another box of MK262 mod1’s.
    As for war, been in two already, what’s another one to add to the pile? I served for very nearly 28 years and now I’ve retired.

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  • M. Murray

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    “…from these cold dead hands.”

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  • Tom

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    To make your point In the 2013-14 election cycle I believe the Koch Brothers ranked about number 30 in contributions.***** The two largest contributors to the Democrats, were unions and trial Lawyers.

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  • Tom

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    Wzrd1
    I’m a veteran. I’ve watched over a nearly thirty year career, a massive waste, fraud and abuse system that continues into today.******** waste fraud and abuse is aided and abetted by the power of government to favor those who share their agenda and tilt the playing field toward the outcome they want. without government , game over! Obama hasn’t CHANGED that, or anything else. He just ” hoped that you’d change”. At least the Republicans are up front about it !

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  • Bill Kennedy

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    c: On the contrary, it has everything to do with this and it’s as good an example as anyone is likely to find of why a healthy skepticism of political forces that tell you why they should have firearms and you should be separated from yours is in order.

    What Yee was attempting had the potential to be very ugly. He was a Cali Senator. He voted his entire career to separate citizens from their guns at every opportunity. You can get away with dismissing it as you did because you are pretty sure nobody really knows anything about it.
    No they don’t but it sure happened. Almost defies belief that a man in his position could try to do what he did… but he did.

    Cordially

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  • Wzrd1

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    @Bill Kennedy, business most certainly has caused major damage to our national economy, the minor depression is a proof of that.
    Obama finally recognized things that worked and eventually embraced them, buffering “too big to fail” businesses that if they sunk entirely would’ve tanked the *entire* economy. Many business journals, even those not beholden to business interests have proved that. Both in the past and today.
    They screwed up, we paid them and continue to do so.
    I’ll not even go into regulatory capture of governance. The worst being in defense.
    I’m a veteran. I’ve watched over a nearly thirty year career, a massive waste, fraud and abuse system that continues into today.
    Entire warehouses full of state of the art networking equipment, sold off for tenths of pennies of the dollar as excess, only to replaced each and every fiscal year. That is just for SOCCENT. Christ knows where else that lies, “justifying” their budget. While operators were bargaining for 9mm ammunition in Afghanistan at the peak of the war with signal units.

    As for “legalization of drugs”, really, I don’t give a crap about grass being legal. I’m highly allergic to the smoke, but let’s face it.
    People high on grass aren’t aggressive.
    Drive while high or drunk, meet the same penalties.

    As for illegal aliens, want to bankrupt the nation? Chase maybe ten million illegal aliens, hell, let’s make it twenty million.
    Remove fruit, grain, corn pickers at below minimum wage.
    Replace them with minimum wage, good luck finding such workers, remove the landscapers and grass cutters at pennies on the dollar.
    I’ve faced that myself, caring for my father while he slowly died of dementia, knowing that illegals cut my grass for $20 biweekly.
    Reality has to meet the road. We *rely* upon illegal workers.
    Remove them, the *entire* bottom of our economy goes away and we pay minimum wage to cut a middle class lawn.

    In the real world, it ain’t happening.
    Or an economic collapse occurs.

    Politicians play their games to make office, paid for with billion dollar campaigns.
    That that nonsense is accepted makes this veteran sorry that he defended this insanity and worse, sorry that he screwed up and returned home to take care of a dying father and got trapped CONUS of a highly remunerative job overseas, to return to the land of the hijacked.

    Left wing idiots proclaim Koch is the X of Y.
    The reality is, Z screws over the majority, via unfettered campaign bribes, excuse me, contributions.
    So, dies a nation.

    This happened while I was away protecting this nation, can you that stayed at home as home guard kindly fix it?
    Because, each and every day, my physical pain, due to the services conducted to protect you builds and either I go to the VA for “treatment” via narcotics or some buddy with out a side does.
    Each and every day, I consider putting a barrel into my mouth.

    Unlike you, I never learned how to quit.
    How did you learn how to quit and find the short path to pleasure via idiocy in office?!

    For the TL;DR crowd, I only consider you a craven coward, unworthy of survival, along with your entire extended family, when the SHTF.
    Consider the above note of not wearing decorations.
    I’m only embarrassed to have to say that.
    But, too many people bought the PR efforts, ignoring their own welfare.

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    • Bill Kennedy

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      And in many cases too big to fail has become too bigger to fail.

      No Wzrd, paying legal workers, migrant or American, won’t bankrupt the nation. That’s the way it worked for a very long time. The economic damage from allowing millions here undercutting our own poor and depending on the taxpayers for their social services will at least equal the higher cost of lettuce and tomatoes and the installation of dry wall.

      We will not suffer an economic collapse because we control our borders. The net will be to the American working poor’s advantage

      I pay $75 for, at most, a 21/2 hour job when my lawn is cut. That’s a lot more than minimum wage. I haven’t seen an illegal cutting yards here in at least 6 or 7 years. That doesn’t mean there might not be several still working but the lawn service here is back to being almost all locals. I could have the full weed eat for $100 but I do that myself and just pay the $70. This is not an affluent area. We are not facing financial ruin over this. Once things adjusted back no one notices anymore.

      To make your point In the 2013-14 election cycle I believe the Koch Brothers ranked about number 30 in contributions.

      Unfortunately military personnel from general officers, to field grades, to senior NCOs have been implicated occasionally as well in fraud and abuse. I wish it weren’t so. I wish soldiers were the ones that always blew the whistle.

      I appreciate what you did and I’m sorry for the damage done to your body carrying the cudgel for America in a foreign war but your assumption that anyone that disagrees with you never put anything at risk for the Republic is mistaken.

      Best

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  • Tom

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    I’m pretty sure it’s been budgeted….now, if you have anything of interest to add

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