and criminally prosecute those who refuse to hand them over, reported Robert Donachie on the Daily Caller Web site on May 3.
The collectivist congresscritter wrote an op-ed published that date in USA Today, recommending that the federal government take "military-style semiautomatic assault weapons" away from law-abiding citizens and threaten them with jail if they refuse.
"Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed," Swalwell whined. "This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come. Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons."