Door-to-door confiscation, which has already happened in New York City, is being planned for the rest of America

From disrupting the U.S. House with “sit in” fundraising stunts, to using Executive Orders to ban gun ownership of disabled veterans, Democrats are becoming increasingly bold in their plans to end private gun ownership in the United States.

And now some Democrat lawmakers are openly talking about the inevitable next step – door-to-door gun confiscation.

One of them, Iowa State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, is laying the groundwork for confiscation in his state.

The first step is to normalize the idea by giving it mainstream media coverage.

So Muhlbauer sat down with The Caroll (Iowa) Daily Times Herald to discuss the need for gun confiscation in America’s heartland.

The Daily Times Herald reports:

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”

He added, “We should ban those in Iowa.”

Muhlbauer, who did not list the specific weapons he wants outlawed in The Daily Times Herald interview, said he would like to see the ban implemented in a retroactive fashion.

“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer said. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too big of guns.”

If such a ban were implemented, Muhlbauer suggested a voluntary buy-back plan. But he would go further if needed.

“If we find them on the street, there’s going to have to be some sort of penalty for them,” Muhlbauer said. “We just don’t need “em out there.”

Muhlbauer’s plan may sound far-fetched, but door-to-door confiscation of legally-purchased guns has already happened in New York City, and new Obama Executive Orders mean many disabled, law-abiding, veterans have had letters sent to their homes informing them they may not own guns.

“Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others,” The Los Angeles Times reported in July 2015.

“A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease,” the Times reports.

“There is no simple way to identify that group, but a strategy used by the Department of Veterans Affairs since the creation of the background check system is reporting anyone who has been declared incompetent to manage pension or disability payments and assigned a fiduciary,” the Times reports.

Disabled veterans and the elderly who had named a fiduciary learned about the proposal when letters were delivered to their homes informing them they must surrender their legally-owned firearms.

None of them had been found guilty of any crime or deemed a threat to anyone.

Those who had to turn over their guns include Steven Overman, a 30-year-old former Marine living in Virginia.

“Upon being notified that he was being reported to the background check system, he gave his guns to his mother and began working with a lawyer to get them back,” the Times reports.

“I didn’t know the VA could take away your guns,” he said.

When harsh gun control laws failed to stop rising crime, then-New York City Mayor David Dinkins passed “Local Law 78”, an additional ban on semi-automatic rifles, which had been legal to own provided they were registered.

Just as they do now, in the 1960’s, anti-gun New York City politicians passed laws requiring the registration of guns with the promise they wouldn’t be banned, just monitored to make sure the right people were buying them.

And as Muhlbauer proposes to repeat, Dinkins took those registration lists and sent armed police officers door-to-door across the city to confiscate those legally-purchased guns from citizens.

“Police raided the home of a Staten Island man who refused to comply with the city’s tough ban on assault weapons, and seized an arsenal of firearms,” one New York City paper reported.

“Spot checks are planned [for other homes],” the paper warned.

Anti-gun politicians in New Orleans also exploited the confusion and chaos after Hurricane Katrina to conduct door-to-door confiscation of legally-owned firearms.

California lawmakers in July passed SB-1446, a Frankenstein-monster of gun bans, equipment bans, ammunition restrictions, gun taxes, and background check restrictions.

Magazines holding more than 10 rounds aren’t just illegal to purchase now – police have announced they plan to begin door-to-door confiscation of currently-owned, legally-purchased magazines.

Door-to-door gun confiscation and the targeting of law-abiding citizens is already underway in the United States, on a limited scale.

But with Democrats growing increasingly craven and bold in their efforts to not just ban, but confiscate guns, the danger is growing.

And now Democrat lawmakers like Dan Muhlbauer are ready to expand gun confiscation across entire states.