Guns and Identity Theft


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Desertdog
June 16, 2006, 03:56 PM
http://www.sierratimes.com/06/06/16/Freeman_.htm
Guns and Identity Theft
Jennifer Freeman

Massive, uncontrolled illegal immigration combined with a disappearing border and the diminishing use of the English language in the United States spells obvious doom for American sovereignty and with that the recognition of our inherent rights as citizens.

Personal firearm ownership is a cornerstone of American citizenship and a highly prized right. The loss of our sovereignty would likely lead to the loss of private firearm ownership and eventually to governmental tyranny.

A more immediate issue that has yet to be addressed is the possibility of someone stealing your identity to purchase a firearm and then committing a crime with that firearm.

Perhaps the firearm is recovered and tracked back to you (the real you) causing the police to arrest you.

Or perhaps your imposter is arrested, convicted, and jailed under your name causing you to have a felony on your record making it illegal for you to ever own a firearm.

Another scenario would be if your imposter was arrested and/or convicted and fled from police causing someone with your identity to become an escaped felon.

While there is an element to these scenarios that sounds just outlandish enough to make for an interesting action movie, all of the ingredients for a real-life nightmare are already in play in our society.

And you can count on the government to do nothing until the scenario has been played out to such an extent that irrevocable damage has been done. Reaction to disaster, rather than a well-thought out plan for prevention is a characteristic trademark of many governments today.

If such a scenario should occur once, it will likely occur multiple times. Anti-gun operatives will spring into action to further their agenda items including the Real ID Act, mandatory RFID chips implanted in people, and all-out gun bans.

The liberal-biased media, the anti-gun teachers unions, and far-left Hollywood actors will react with feigned compassion to create the illusion that further restrictions on our rights is our only hope to prevent crime. In fact, the solution to greatly minimize further identity theft and other associated crimes exists right now.

Non-citizens who commit crimes should be convicted and deported. Non-citizens who commit a crime to obtain a firearm should be convicted and deported. Identity theft is a felony and should be enforced without exception to people who enter this country illegally.

Enacting these solutions would require the government to restore its traditional role as servant to its citizens. Recognizing the value of citizenship is at the very heart of liberty and is necessary for liberty to sustain. Gun ownership is a hallmark of American liberty.

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Jennifer Freeman is Executive Director and co-founder of Liberty Belles, a grass-roots organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the Second Amendment.

http://www.libertybelles.org

jennifer@libertybelles.org

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kjeff50cal
June 16, 2006, 04:13 PM
I feel it is not only the illegal that poses a problem but the creep that is native born and for some reason (prob due to a felony) cannot buy firearms to steal your indentity and purchasing guns to be used or resold illegaly. Because of the toughing of the "Straw Purchase" Law no doubt someone has thought of this and may have implimented such a crime.

ball3006
June 16, 2006, 06:08 PM
the mug shot................chris3

Art Eatman
June 16, 2006, 06:12 PM
There were some 60,000 cases of identity theft reported in 2004. This is in part enabled by the governmental requirement of the use of one's SS card in driver's licenses and hunting licenses.

Art

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