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"Universal Background Checks":Code for Universal Gun Registration

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dean Weingarten, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Dean Weingarten

    Dean Weingarten Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    The latest liberal code is to push for "universal background checks". I will set aside the fact that the whole idea of preventing criminals from buying guns, rather than preventing them from possessing guns, is a failed paradigm that should be abandoned.

    Let us examine what is being proposed as "universal background checks". It sounds as if, when you want to sell a gun, you go to the internet, put in the person who wants to buy the gun's drivers license to see if they are on a prohibited list. If they are not, sell them the gun. Of course, there are all sorts of problems with this approach, foremost being who is allowed to access the list, and what information you are required to put in. How many Robert Smiths are there?

    What the left is really proposing is universal gun registration, where anytime you transfer a gun to another person, you have to record the guns serial number, who you transfered it to, and this will have to be done through a licensed government agent.

    It will accomplish nothing to reduce crime, as it never has, anywhere it has been tried. Canada just repealed their expensive failed long gun registry. What it does do is lead to confiscation of firearms over time. Not all at once, not right away. Simply keep narrowing the group of people that are allowed to own guns. Narrow down the guns that are allowed. Make the storage requirements more expensive and onerous. That is the real motive here. Make it difficult to own guns. Make it difficult to sell guns. Gradually reduce the number of gun owners until they are politically insignificant. The left hates the American gun culture. They want to be sure that their political opposition is disarmed. That is the reason for ineffective and intrusive "universal background checks".

    It sounds so much nicer than Universal Gun Registration.

    Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

    Dean Weingarten

  2. mbt2001

    mbt2001 Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Personally, I like to remind people that the "gun show loophole" (universal gun registration) means that guns cannot be purchased as gifts, inherited, given to family members (such as daughter in her first apartment) without a back ground check and that laws already exist that prohibit the giving of firearms from someone that is a criminal or is otherwise barred from owning a firearm for mental health reasons OR likely to use the weapon for a criminal offense.

    Also, U.S. v Haynes (1968) prevents using gun registration to prosecute or arrest felons / criminals. Basically, it can only be used on the law abiding.

    Usually they have a different tone when they hear this. Most of the people that are for gun control and are not ideologues are brainwashed people. Start exposing the various layers of the onion and they start waking up...
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