Just Say No To A National Gun Registry

I used to be having a dialogue with a buddy right now who, though very liberal on most points, is considerably center of the street in terms of gun management. He’s not in opposition to hid carry, however does favor much more background checks – particularly on gross sales from a non-public particular person to non-public particular person.

He’s a bit shocked that I’m in opposition to this. “Why?”, he requested.

First, let me preface my reasoning with slightly details about me. I’m not an anarchist. I’m not a doomsday prepper. I don’t consider we’re due for a revolution, definitely not inside my lifetime. I like having SOME authorities (do not inform my anti-statist buddies although). All of those beliefs being so, I need to admit that I do worry for the generations that come after my dying (I do hope to have no less than one other 40 years, which might get me into my 80s).

So again to my buddy. Why do I disagree with him? Properly, it’s easy. Background checks on each sale, particularly non-public particular person to non-public particular person, would result in a nationwide gun registry. I’m very a lot in opposition to having considered one of these.

My buddy countered, very proudly I would add, that we should register our automobiles. Why not our weapons? That is easy. Nowhere within the structure does it assure the best to maintain and personal automobiles. All of us caved on the licensing of automobiles and drivers a couple of hundred years in the past.

Our founding fathers particularly put verbiage within the structure permitting us to maintain and bear arms. There are totally different interpretations as to what they meant, however I consider no less than a part of their reasoning was in order that we might defend ourselves from a tyrannical authorities or those that want to do us hurt.

Do I consider that our authorities is tyrannical? Properly, not fairly but. We’re nonetheless probably the most free nation on earth. I don’t wish to path our nation is on, however I don’t really feel it’s to late to proper the ship.

Having a nationwide gun registry would result in compelled gun buy-backs and even confiscation throughout some future disaster (both pure or man-made). Having our skills to defend ourselves from criminals and/or authorities listed in a database can be sharing info that’s means too private.

The street to hell is paved with good intentions. Authorities is nice at making us consider that being safer (their definition) is effectively price giving up a couple of rights. Forcing individuals all over the place to register their non-public, constitutionally protected guns is a foul thought.

I can foresee that weapons would even get tied to addresses the place their homeowners now not dwell. What for those who moved into a house the place the earlier occupants had quite a few weapons registered and the police got here in search of these of us? Everyone knows that police, most of them being nice individuals, do make errors when their adrenaline ranges are too excessive. Would you need your property getting shot up as a result of the earlier residents had weapons listed within the registry?

Throughout a so-called “state of emergency” you possibly can wager some native, state or nationwide governments would make a transfer to take any weapons that didn’t reside within the fingers of presidency personnel. It has already occurred. See the video beneath.

I consider it’s not one of the authorities’s enterprise if I personal a gun (or weapons). Sure, I’ve to do the identical background test as anybody else once I purchase a brand new gun. However do you suppose that having a nationwide registry would preserve weapons out of the fingers of people that couldn’t go a background test? Not an opportunity. I consider you’ll see a number of gun homeowners reporting their weapons stolen so as to promote their weapons to whomever they want – simply as they will now.

When occasions get dangerous, whose doorways are brokers of the federal government (police or navy ) going to be pulling down after they go on their gun assortment binges? I am going to inform you – the door’s which are on the addresses contained within the gun registry.

Whereas we don’t at present have a authorities that kicks in doorways and offers gasoline showers or firing squads to individuals they don’t like, we have no idea what our authorities will appear like in 50 or 100 years. I would like my kids and grandchildren to have the ability to defend themselves from each a tyrannical authorities or a homicidal maniac (I suppose they could possibly be one and the identical although).

Beginning a nationwide gun registry is step one to taking weapons from individuals the federal government doesn’t need possessing weapons. At present these individuals are felons and people with psychological issues. Who would possibly these future gunless individuals be? Folks of specific political events? Folks of sure financial lessons? Folks of sure religions? It has all occurred all through world historical past. We fake to be the enlightened Individuals however we’ve factions that wish to take all our freedoms and provides all the ability to the federal government identical to dictators of previous and current we’ve all heard of.

How does this occur? We’ve to take a look at it from two avenues. First the gradual lack of gun rights for everyone via new “minor” restrictive gun legal guidelines. Second, the whole lack of gun rights for particular teams of individuals the federal government has focused. Think about a candle burning at each ends. As one finish burns, an increasing number of of the governments enemies are particularly forbidden to have weapons. As the opposite finish burns, an increasing number of of the final inhabitants are getting the rest of their gun rights taken away as effectively. When the flames meet within the center we’re left with no weapons for anyone, and we’ve a authorities with nothing to worry. That’s the nightmare of the slippery slope.

You suppose this has by no means occurred?

1. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun management. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, have been rounded up and exterminated
2. In 1911, Turkey established gun management. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, have been rounded up and exterminated.
3. Germany established gun management in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a complete of 13 million Jews and others who have been unable to defend themselves have been rounded up and exterminated.
4. China established gun management in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves have been rounded up and exterminated
5. Guatemala established gun management in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, have been rounded up and exterminated.
6. Uganda established gun management in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, have been rounded up and exterminated.
7. Cambodia established gun management in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, a million educated individuals, unable to defend themselves, have been rounded up and exterminated.

TOTALS: Defenseless individuals rounded up and exterminated within the twentieth Century due to gun management: about 56 million.

However that might by no means occur in the USA, you say. Properly, it has. Simply return to what New Orleans police have been doing throughout Hurricane Katrina. A nationwide gun registry is an unwelcome intrusion into our private defenses. Even when this database was not open to the general public, tens of millions of people who work in authorities would have entry to it. Do you actually suppose you might preserve all these individuals from snooping on their neighbors?

I consider establishing a nationwide gun registry is a significant step on the slippery slope to the elimination of gun rights. You’ll be able to assure {that a} required area on a background test for individual to individual gun transfers will embody one for the gun’s serial quantity. Don’t fall for the “this can make us all safer” nonsense. It won’t. It’s simply one other step on the street to the elimination of our gun rights.

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