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MILLER: Gun re-registration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation
Washington Times ^ | 1/1/14 | Emily Miller

Posted on 01/03/2014 10:30:37 AM PST by hughesm1

For the first time in the United States, a citizen who has legally registered a gun will have to submit to a renewal process. The consequences of not knowing about this new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire.

Starting on Jan. 2, every single D.C. resident who has registered a firearm since 1976 must go to police headquarters to pay a $48 fee and be photographed and fingerprinted.

The Metropolitan Police Department estimates there are at least 30,000 registered gun owners.

If the registrant does not go to the police station within three months after a set time frame, the registration is revoked...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; confiscation; registration
More idiocracy out of D.C., this time from the local body. The harassment of the citizenry continues.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 10:30:38 AM PST by hughesm1
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To: hughesm1

No different from a Poll tax.

Shouldn’t cost money to exercise a Right.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 10:32:52 AM PST by Regulator
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To: hughesm1

The plan is to gradually raise the price until you can’t afford it. This is a tax. Is it a legal tax on the second amendment? Can you tax free speech? If not, then you can’t tax gun ownership either.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 10:33:53 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: hughesm1

4 posted on 01/03/2014 10:36:21 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: hughesm1
Did you really think we want those laws observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.
--Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand

5 posted on 01/03/2014 10:36:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Regulator

Amen brother.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 10:36:31 AM PST by hughesm1 (The Tree of Liberty is thirsty.)
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To: hughesm1

Another trick that will eventually be overturned, but in the meanwhile provide a leg tingle for the Left.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 10:37:30 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: hughesm1
We now break live to Breaking News in response to this stroy...


8 posted on 01/03/2014 10:37:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Regulator
"No different from a Poll tax. Shouldn’t cost money to exercise a Right."

Agreed, how is this possibly not an infringement.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

9 posted on 01/03/2014 10:37:51 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: hughesm1
The consequences of not knowing about this new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire.

Offenders will be rounded up and put into train cars and taken where their kind won't be a danger to everyone else.

10 posted on 01/03/2014 10:38:48 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: All

finally, all the gang members will now have to legally register their guns.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 10:39:01 AM PST by willywill
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To: Regulator

The difference is that “voting” is a priviledge borne from citizenship. Legislation protects that priviledge (as you say, it does not cost money).

2A-RTK&BA is a God-given right that cannot be altered by any governing body. Legislation cannot change the “right”.

Legislation CAN change the priviledge, not the right.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 10:39:13 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: willywill

Only law-abiding citizens are that foolish...when your God given rights...let alone the mention of God...becomes a crime, embrace your inner criminal.

I believe Christians recall the cryptic advice “ be as harmless as doves but wise as serpents “


13 posted on 01/03/2014 10:45:34 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: hughesm1

Never “Register” ANY FIREARM!!

(Class III exemption, due to existing law)

If you register your weapon, it will be taken from you by the very people you need to be defended from.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 10:49:53 AM PST by G Larry
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To: hughesm1

What will you Freepers do when your state implements this?


15 posted on 01/03/2014 10:52:45 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: hughesm1; Kaslin; All

” - - - That citizen is then in possession of an unregistered firearm, which is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. - - - “

Hmmmmmm - - - - ?

Now it is a felony to abide by the US Constitution?

Noted US Constitution Expert Larry The Cable Guy has been stating for years that Americans have the Right To Bare Arms.

If Larry says it, it must be right, I don’t care who you are!

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/1/gun-reregistration-law-dc-goes-effect-2014/#ixzz2pMXuauNu
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16 posted on 01/03/2014 10:52:51 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: hughesm1

“Gun re-registration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation”

Shouldn’t they replace “may lead to arrest and” to “for future confiscation”?

Conn, DC, NY, it’s coming to Red States soon.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 10:53:29 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607

But the fact it is happening in DC makes it a bit more entertaining since DC is home to a lot of politicians and law-enforcement types.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 10:56:17 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers

This is Obamacare.

19 posted on 01/03/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by oldbrowser
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To: hughesm1

Every single day I see more and more deliberate, incremental erosion of our precious rights. I can’t believe it’s happening so fast. Exponential erosion. D.C. residents with firearms would be well-advised to simply leave. Now.

Aside: Twenty-five-years ago I moved out of D.C. to Alexandria Virginia for one reason: the hostile, brain-damaging bureaucratic DMV maze in which I refused to waste my any more of my time, just trying to get a D.C. drivers license. No criminal, driving or insurance issues — just a law-abiding, rational, pleasant legal resident trying to get a simple drivers license.

(Suburban Virginia DMV was only moderately better.)

Further aside: Now in Tennessee and much happier, thank you.

/rant


20 posted on 01/03/2014 11:04:26 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bing. Go.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 11:05:13 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: samadams2000

Which side will you be on when the shooting begins?


22 posted on 01/03/2014 11:06:21 AM PST by DPMD
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To: samadams2000
“What will you Freepers do when your state implements this?”

I don't see Texas doing this, but if they did, I wouldn't register my weapons and if arrested and put in jail, I get free food and free medical care and hours to watch TV and plenty of time to read and maybe have my own computer in the cell with me and I don't have to fill out paperwork for any agency such as the IRS every year.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:30 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: hughesm1
Criminals are quaking in their boots </sarc>

Obviously not intended for lawbreakers (stating the obvious).

24 posted on 01/03/2014 11:13:01 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Great post, I couldn’t agree more!!


25 posted on 01/03/2014 11:13:31 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: willywill
finally, all the gang members will now have to legally register their guns.

If this kind of in your face submission requirement continues, people will start to root for the gang members in any shoot out with collection officials. Some people might even drop off ammo at the gang's clubhouse.
26 posted on 01/03/2014 11:13:43 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: samadams2000
What will you Freepers do when your state implements this?

Move, or die fighting.

What will YOU do, are you not a FReeper?

27 posted on 01/03/2014 11:15:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: hughesm1

Call your lawyer! This is not legal....not in America; maybe Nigeria or parts of Russia, Cuba, but not here...Become Constitution savvy...know your rights. The Communists have come to take you and your rights away ta da...think I am kidding?


28 posted on 01/03/2014 11:15:59 AM PST by yoe ( How Communism came to America in the form of a grinning Negro)
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To: hughesm1

Obviously this does not intend to make violent criminals register their guns. This is aimed exclusively at honest, law-abiding non-violent citizens and is designed to declare them criminals and fine or sentence them.


29 posted on 01/03/2014 11:17:21 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: G Larry

Explain the “Class III exemption” and tell D.C. folks how your state got rid of the oppressing gun control nits.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 11:21:37 AM PST by yoe ( How Communism came to America in the form of a grinning Negro)
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To: G Larry

registration = confiscation


31 posted on 01/03/2014 11:24:19 AM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: oldbrowser

“Atlas Shrugged” Now non-fiction....

KYPD


32 posted on 01/03/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: hughesm1
It's easier for a police state to go after law biding citizens who have something to lose than to go after criminals. Besides, criminals vote for democrats - they're part of their base... Dems don't want to offend their own...
33 posted on 01/03/2014 11:43:26 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Graewoulf

***That citizen is then in possession of an unregistered firearm, which is a felony***

If they are now felons, they are not required to register their firearms.

Haynes vs US. 1968.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haynes_v._United_States

“The original Haynes decision continues to block state prosecutions of criminals who fail to register guns as required by various state law gun registration schemes”.


34 posted on 01/03/2014 12:40:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: G Larry

And that is why obamacare requires docs to ask about firearm ownership AND keep digital records in a federal database.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 12:43:54 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: yoe

Just saying’....it’s too late to avoid registering your Class III weapons.

Ya, we booted 3 gun grabbers in 2013 after they pushed through anti-2a legislation.


36 posted on 01/03/2014 12:53:03 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Organic Panic

Where does O’care “require” docs to ask about guns?


37 posted on 01/03/2014 12:53:48 PM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry
Where does O’care “require” docs to ask about guns?

Page 976, third paragraph. < /sarc >

And the answer should be "Try breaking into my house some night and you'll find out, doc."

38 posted on 01/03/2014 1:06:30 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: hughesm1
I don't want to insight, but if they come to your home for your weapons, do not resist. Ask the "LEO' who sent them to your house. Get their badge number, and names too.

When you find out, go to the top of the chain of command. Make sure all of your affairs are in order...

Find them, kill them, and make sure you leave a message. Like the "Columbia Neck Tie." Also, you will have to terminate their entire family and friends. I'm sorry, but it is coming to this. Do not be faint of heart.

This will give you time to adjust the order of battle. You will know then that it is time to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.

Be advised, the LEO, U.S. government, WILL KILL YOU. Orders, don't you know. Make no mistake about it.

5.56mm

39 posted on 01/03/2014 1:07:59 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ZX12R

“If this kind of in your face submission requirement continues, people will start to root for the gang members in any shoot out with collection officials.”

I hate to say this, because there is a limit to how conspiratorial you can be without people thinking you are a crackpot, but I dont think the government is going to go after the homeboys guns.
I mean, we know their intention is to disarm law abiding patriots, is there any question on that. they know who and where the gangs are and basically will leave them alone.
they want real americans scared and unarmed.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 4:46:56 PM PST by willywill
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To: DPMD

Why..the governments side of course............................../s


41 posted on 01/03/2014 7:27:20 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: hughesm1

Like the mention of the 2nd amendment tax.

Why isn’t providing ID to exercise one’s right not a burden as it is when voting?


42 posted on 01/03/2014 7:53:33 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Regulator

“No different from a Poll tax.”

See my tagline


43 posted on 01/04/2014 8:13:16 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: G Larry
I stand corrected. It doesn't “require” per se. But two new executive fiat rulings this week “encourage” doctors to report gun ownership and mental health to the feds. Sebelius is weakening HIPPA laws to further encourage the practice. Haven't the NRA provisions to “protect” gun owners from Obamacare is pure farce. We all know how faithfully Obama upholds the law and the words “the secretary shall decide” pretty much guarantees that part of Obamacare will be ignored as well.

I hope these links post correctly:

This aspect of Obamacare will certainly be ignored
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/09/Backfire-Obamacare-Forbids-Gun-and-Ammo-Registration

Opening salvo to have Obamacare information reported to the NICS in violation of HIPPA laws
http://www.gunnews.com/obamacare-to-nics/

And now we have Holder basically gutting HIPAA laws to protect
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/03/obama-administrations-two-quiet-new-executive-actions-on-who-can-buy-a-gun/

I should have not used the word “require” but by the end of the year I do predict Obamacare will be used for a back door registration. Or, as Obama said, “under the radar.”

44 posted on 01/04/2014 12:40:52 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

At least 200 Million, of the over 300 Million privately owned firearms in this country are not “registered” with any government agency.

If he’s stupid enough to attempt to demand “registration”, he will learn the meaning of “Tea Party”.


45 posted on 01/04/2014 6:29:18 PM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry

I have no doubt the NICS catalogs and records every single background check in violation of the law. Private transfers are the closest to free you can get.


46 posted on 01/05/2014 10:44:02 PM PST by Organic Panic
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