Except when they do. And just don't think they can get away with it as yet.
“Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” DeLauro said.
“There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as
possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun
designed for a battlefield.”
Apparently she and her little friends have no problem with the idea of cops having weapons good for nothing other than to kill as many people as
possible in as short a time as possible. But then she plans on being able to tell the cops who to kill.
And let's totally ignore all the people who use 'assault weapons' for hunting, and targets, and self-defense; they don't count. And if you do count them, it damages her Preferred Narrative™.
Though DeLauro is in favor of
stronger guns laws that would completely ban assault weapons and
high-capacity ammunition, she emphasized this bill would not force gun
owners to turn in their firearms.
Either she doesn't know what a assault weapon actually is, or is lying, but we know she'd try to use that label on every firearm possible. Because armed peasants shouldn't be allowed.
And The Hill? What the HELL is 'high-capacity ammunition'? Did you get that from her, or does your journalist not have any idea what they're talking about?
The legislation would provide
up to $2,000 in tax credits for gun owners who voluntarily hand over
assault weapons to their local police departments.
Y'know, I'd bet some of these people have wet dreams about some kind of massacre they can blame on some 'right-wing gun nut' and use to try to ban things.