First they register your guns, then they confiscate them.
Lately I find myself writing more and more about second amendment issues. Despite what the Democrats and the Obama administration are saying publicly, their ultimate aim is to take away guns from law-abiding Americans. Despite a recent Gallup poll which shows that only 29 percent favor handgun bans, even the will of the people will not deter the Democrats from their objective of disarming Americans and making a mockery of the second amendment.
It has been stated that the second amendment is the most important amendment because it ensures all the other amendments. A disarmed America will not be able to resist a tyrannical, socialist government bent on subjugating its citizens. And if you think the idea of a tyrannical dictatorship happening in America is ludicrous, you need look no farther than what happened in Germany with Adolf Hitler. Something similar could all to easily happen here.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she wants to register guns. When asked about the prospect of new gun-control laws she responded:
It’s a Democratic president, a Democratic House. We don’t want to take their guns away. We want them registered.
But why do Democrats want to register guns? They have long claimed that registration helps solve crimes. Yet in places where gun registration is required, few if any crimes have been solved through gun registration. When guns are left behind at a crime scene, which rarely happens, they are almost always registered to someone else, whose gun has been stolen. Those who use guns to commit major crimes are unlikely to have a firearm that is registered to them.
Hawaii has had licensing and registration of guns for about 50 years. Yet despite all the costs and inconvenience imposed on gun owners, police in Hawaii cannot point to a single crime that has been solved by gun registration.
Canada, which has required registration of handguns since the 1930’s, admitted recently in a parliamentary debate that only 3 crimes in 70 years had been solved as a result of registration. Of those 3 cases, 2 of them had other independent evidence which helped solve the crimes.
Since it is obvious that registration does not help to solve crimes, it is necessary to ask why governments want to register your firearms. Once again all you have to do is look to history for the answer. In countries like England and Australia gun registration has been used to create lists of owners whose guns were later confiscated by their governments. Fears that gun registration in America will be used for the same purpose are well founded. California has already used existing registration lists to confiscate so-called “assault weapons” just six years ago.
And despite the recent Supreme Court DC v. Heller 5-4 decision which struck down the District’s handgun ban, all it takes is another liberal justice (Sonia Sotomayor comes to mind) appointed to the bench by Obama to change all that.
So the next time your hear a liberal Democrat say “ all we want to do is regsister your firearms” what you really should be hearing is “ all we want to do is confiscate your firearms.”