The NRA managed to get a copy of a National Institute of Justice study, the research branch of Obama’s Department of Justice, which details that current gun control proposals will be ineffective without more draconian measures than the ones being proposed. See this article appearing today in the Washington Times that details the findings. The study notes:

“Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide, and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions, then it could be effective.”

“Buyback” is the new euphemism for confiscation. The document makes numerous references to the Australian buyback program. When Australia banned all semi-automatic rifles in 1997, gun owners were forced to turn them all in, but received $200 dollars in compensation from the government. The alternative to taking this payment and turning over the guns was jail time. See this NRA video on the DOJ memo here: