LET’S PAY WELFARE RECIPIENTS $2000 TO BE STERILIZED INSTEAD: Dems: Pay gun owners to hand over assault weapons.

Gun owners would receive tax breaks for voluntarily turning in high-powered assault rifles under new legislation proposed Monday.

The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act expected to be reintroduced next week by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) would provide gun owners with an incentive to turn in their firearms to local police departments.

“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.”

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.

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.

Rosa DeLauro is, of course, an idiot, and this is just a bit of political grandstanding. But if I were a GOP member of Congress, I’d introduce the welfare-sterilization bill and model it very, very closely on this bill. I might even mention this bill in the preamble. . . .