Before confiscation, registration leads to taxation of guns.
This will be interesting to watch. This issue, especially if they are successful in requiring universal registration of guns as “Universal Background Checks’ will lead to as posited here.
Americans will be surprised to find out the intelligence that the government has on each individual, and with this issue, the willingness to use this intel against each and every American to benefit government.
I have a more effective solution.
Let’s redefine who is a prohibited person. OK, so we keep people ajudicated mentally defective, but I say we limit felons to those who commit violent or serious crimes on the list. I am not concerned about the folks who recieved felonies for victimless crimes such as running afoul of EPA regulations or scamming an insurance company. I’m talking about felons who are a physical threat to society.
Once we’ve done this, require a mandatory 5 year sentence for posession.. in addition and on top of any other crime they may or may not have committed.
The other thing we need to do is have tougher sentencing for violent felons.
This will have a far greater effect than background checks.
I’m sick and tired of listening to gun control. I wan’t criminal control.
Let's start with the ever-creeping definiton of "assault weapon". I have no intent to assault anyone. How about "balanced capabilty defensive weapon"? Mean-looking black folding stocks, or evil hand grips instantly converts a soft-look Elmer Fudd-style shotgun into an eeevil assault weapon. A semi-automatic pistol is starting to creep into the defintion because the word "automatic" is in there leading some dimwit to think that the pistol will shoot people all on its own.
The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. Personal protection does not limit you to the 4 corners of your dwelling (hence the mandate for ILL-ANNOY to some up with a CC law in less than 30 days). You have the right of self defense wherever you are - per the courts.
OK, all drug dealers line up to be registered, please. /s
Under a ‘gun ban’, they say that you cannot hand down any firearms to your intended recipient.
Notify ‘intended recipient’ you are putting out the trash while you are ill, and would the intended recipient take it to wherever. Transfer complete. “I didn’t want to sell it, couldn’t give it away, so I threw it out in the garbage.”
Once a record is kept, then it is easy if a Feinstein ban on a class of weapons is made, the Government can send you a letter saying "bring in your Daniel Defense AR-15 serial number xxxxx to your local Police Department by xx/xx/xx for disposal. Refusal to comply will result in criminal and civil prosecution."
Me paranoid? You betcha.
How about a red flag against traitors to the government who are following orders from an illegally elected POTUS?
According to the REAL database these individuals are guilty of mass 2A infringements.
Gun registration, the lib’s desire since 1962 when Thomas J Dodd and Emanuel Cellar called for the registration of all handguns only. Long guns will not be affected they said.
That didn’t last long.
By 1964 they wanted the registration of all guns.
By 1980 Handgun control Inc still was demanding the control of all handguns. Long guns will not be affected.
That didn’t last long.
Here is what the founder of HCI said.
Nelson T. ‘Pete’ Shields
Founder of Handgun Control, Inc.
“I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily given the political realities going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time.
So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal total control of handguns in the United States is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years.
The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors totally illegal.”
-Pete Shields, Chairman and founder, Handgun Control Inc., “A Reporter At Large: Handguns,” The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58