Presidential Candidate Reveals Plan to Fingerprint and Track Every Gun Owner to Catch 'White Nationalists'

  • 08/17/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Presidential Candidate Reveals Plan to Fingerprint and Track Every Gun Owner to Catch 'White Nationalists'
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Just days after giving out the names and locations of Trump supporters it accused of "fueling a campaign of hate," the Julian Castro presidential campaign announced a plan to require a federal license to own a gun, including mandatory fingerprinting, to catch "white nationalists."

"The toxic combination of hate and guns is a threat to all of our safety. I have a plan starting day one of my presidency to combat white nationalism & end the gun violence epidemic. The first step is defeating Donald Trump," Castro tweeted.

Castro's plan also includes mandatory gun confiscation, which it calls a "buyback" plan. Under the scheme, your firearms would be confiscated by the government, but you would be given a check so it doesn't look like confiscation. Those who refuse the "buyback" offer would face arrest.

But the most controversial part of Castro's plan is his claim he can catch and arrest "white nationalists" by fingerprinting and tracking every American gun owner.

He claims his plan begins by "comprehensively identifying the threat of white supremacist terrorism and combatting it directly with a coordinated federal response."

That "federal response," according to Castro, is to confiscate guns and track every American gun owner, which he claims "enable violent extremism."

"We need universal background checks without NRA loopholes to keep guns out of the wrong hands. We need a renewed assault weapons ban and strict limits on high-capacity magazines. We should invest in a gun buyback program. …And yes, we need a federal licensing program to buy and own a gun that includes fingerprints, a law enforcement interview and a gun safety course," claims Castro.
 Source: AAN
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