San Diego Police Chief, William Lansdowne said in an interview that the implementation of new gun laws will take guns off the streets of America within a generation.
According to San Diego 6, Lansdowne said that it may take a generation but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws like Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban:
“Chief Lansdowne, who plays an active role in the western region of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) association, said it may take a generation but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws like Senator Diane Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban legislation. Some of the items his organization is addressing include; a ban on assault weapons, restricting high-capacity magazines, closing loopholes that allow firearm sales between private owners without background checks, and implementing much stricter background checks by using a comprehensive database.”
Lansdowne believes that the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut weakened the gun lobby’s power and has opened the door for new gun control legislation.
“We broke the NRA,” Lansdowne said off-camera.
Lansdowne’s position on gun control appears to be in the minority among sheriffs across the nation, however.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, sheriffs from Florida to California have stated publicly that they will not comply with any new gun control measures proposed by the federal government.
This police chief, the NRA and Feinstein all understand what’s going on here: a national registry of all guns means the government knows where they are and Feinstein’s mandatory confiscation upon the death of a gun owner will indeed, as chief Landsdowne promises, result in the disarming of the public. You may think that’s a good idea – some of us don’t, but regardless, please stop calling the NRA and gun owners paranoid for seeing what the government is up to.