Eat a bag of dicks, congressman (we know you fantasize about gun owner’s dicks).
Already an advocate of stricter gun control laws, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, this week voiced support for a national buyback program in the U.S. similar to the one implemented in Australia 24 years ago.
"If we passed all the greatest laws in the world, the guns are still out there," Casten told representatives of the Daily Herald and Shaw Media during an online endorsement interview Tuesday.
In interviews and public forums, Casten has noted there are more guns in the U.S. than people and far more than any other nation – but a hard count isn't provable because no official record-keeping system for firearm ownership in the U.S. exists, according to the fact-checking website PolitiFact.
Regardless, according to various estimates, the U.S. leads the world in total private gun ownership and per capita gun ownership.
"We have too many guns," Casten said.