Marianne Williamson, a candidate vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, spoke out about how to “combat the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.” in a recent video published by uPolitics.
Williamson, an author and an activist by trade, proposed the following: enacting universal background checks, closing “the loopholes,” outlawing the AR-15, banning bump stocks (which have already been banned), putting serial numbers on bullets and…
“When we outlaw them [ARs] there will be so many millions on the street, so we need to stop selling the ammunition. We need to stop producing the ammunition for the AR-15,” she explained.
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Wonder if she means just standard .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO or all the various AR calibers: .300 AAC Blackout / .300 Whisper, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 Remington SPC, 5.7x28mm, 7.62x39mm, .458 SOCOM, .50 Beowulf, etc.
But let us not forget, AR-pattern firearms also come in common pistol calibers: 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and are also chambered for the ubiquitous .22LR.
Should we stop production on all of those as well?
On a positive note, and unlike some of her competitors, Williamson did seem reluctant to roll out a national registry of gun owners.
“Some people believe we should register guns. But I also understand how people of color, particularly, ‘Go, no, we don’t want that done,’ because they understandably do not wish to see a database somewhere where law enforcement can see who has the guns,” she said.
Depending on which survey you consult, Williamson is polling between 0 – 1 percent.