Skip to comments.Report: Military Establishing Active Duty Firearms Database
Posted on 01/23/2013 11:05:21 AM PST by nascarnation
Well that didnt take long. The Commander in Chiefs gun controlling zeal has evidently already reached into the military ranks. According to a report received from the wife of an active duty lieutenant (not pictured above) who is stationed in Indiana, the Army intends to register the firearms owned not only by servicemen and -women, but by their spouses and children as well . . .
To protect the careers of those involved, no names or base locations can be used here. Suffice it to say, though, that a gun rights organization with which Im associated received a rather frantic call from an Army spouse after her husband received an email from his Captain. As she relays it, the email asked for a full list of all firearms (including make, model and serial number) owned by her husband and any member of the family.
According to the report, the email went out to all members of the unit, whether or not they live on-base. The lieutenant in question lives with his family off-base.
The implications of such a request are fairly staggering. It would seem to violate the Firearm Owners Protection Acts provision against the creation of a gun registry. Heres the relevant section of the law:
No such rule or regulation prescribed [by the Attorney General] after the date of the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established. Nothing in this section expands or restricts the Secretarys authority to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation.
Of course, the President may have made the determination that, in his capacity as Commander in Chief, he can order the creation such a registry within the military without the involvement of the Attorney General.
Again, we have not yet seen the email thats been described to us by the military spouse in question. Yet. But wed very much like to confirm the validity of this report.
[We have received a copy of a 2011 memo sent to troops at Ford Hood. Click here to view that required troops to register their personally owned firearm (POF). This is the first we've heard of the practice spreading to POW registration off-base.]
That said, a two-year implementation phase sounds about right. Anyway, if youre an active duty service member and have received such a request order via email through the chain of command, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will, of course, keep your identity in the strictest confidence.
FYI: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administrations litmus test for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.
Firearm’s registration has long been a requirement (since I was a kid) if you lived on post or on base, and if you shipped firearms overseas. It’s also required if you use on post facilities like a skeet range or take you guns to the Rod and Gun Club, or if you hunt on post. Soldiers living in the barracks have to keep their privately owned firearms in the arms room.
But, the military has generally been a very firearms friendly place. A conversation with the Commanding General is as likely to be about what shotgun to buy as it is about anything else. Of course, politics could easily change all of that and very quickly. I have never seen a requirement to register off post guns unless you want to bring them on the reservation, and that rule applies to family members as well. Captains sometimes get overzealous and that could certainly be the case here. An inquiry to the IG might be in order.
Well this will quickly sway the military into the ‘never disarm or shoot a civilian, even under orders’ camp.
I hope this is followed through and either found to be as reported OR found not to be applicable to off base family members and or military members who do not bring their personal weapon in base..
either way i hope you keep us informed
thank for this.
3) Refuse to comply
Answer: None of your damned business, sir.
To the article writer:
Get a copy.
Redact the names to protect them.
See if you can get ahold of a copy; ask the holder to be sure to redact the names.
Post it here.
Then we will know if its an overeager commander or what.
Threads have been pulled lately......
29 palms survey done under Clinton? I remember hearing about that one.
189th Airlift Wing — Air National Guard unit in Arkansas.
If I get an email similar to this I will ignore it.
If it were me I’d take a court martial and go public, loudly.
Another step in the leftists efforts to turn the military into another leftwing socialist plantation.
Simple: Transfer weapons from yourself (military member) to spouse/relative via bill of sale (depending on state living in). This is perfectly legal here in Arizona. If you live off base the military has no jurisdiction over your family but they do over you. Shortcircuit is to make sure you do not own the weapon legally. I would love to see a courts martial for a soldier who lived off base and whose spouse purchased a weapon for her use off base. I don’t think it would go anywhere. I have heard of military members being held accountable for their family’s behavior but these were all instances that happened on base, not off base. It’s true, as a veteran I can truly say that the military owns your ass while active duty. Not so with spouse/family if living off base.
I’ll bet that canoe trips increase in frequency.
“According to a report received from the wife of an active duty lieutenant (not pictured above) who is stationed in Indiana, the Army intends to register the firearms owned not only by servicemen and -women, but by their spouses and children as well . . .”
Why would anyone with an IQ above 20 believe this obvious disinformation? Buckwheat is trying to drive a wedge between patriots. It’s all lies and disinformation.
My sources tell me that the 2ndMarDiv has plans to move up I-95 next week and arrest obuma for treason.