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What Do Liberal Gun Control Proposals Really Mean?

gandreasen Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:06 PM
The only reason for gun registration is confiscation. Responsible owners don't need to register, irresponsible owner won't.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:20 PM
It's already against the US Constitution to force a convicted felon to register his or her guns. The Supreme Court made that ruling in Haynes vs. US 1968.
{In a 7-1 decision, the Court ruled in 1968 in favor of Haynes. Earl Warren dissented in a one sentence opinion and Thurgood Marshall did not participate in the ruling.

As with many other 5th amendment cases, felons and others prohibited from possessing firearms could not be compelled to incriminate themselves through registration.[1][2] The National Firearm Act was amended after Haynes and the new registration provision was upheld in United States v. Freed, 401 U.S. 601 (1971).[3]}

For weeks we've heard from President Obama and his allies like Senator Dianne Feinstein and Attorney General Eric Holder about new "commonsense" gun control measures, but what do they really mean? The NRA is out with a new ad detailing how a new assault weapons ban would need to be enforced in order to be effective. The ad cites an internal Department of Justice memo saying the only way an assault weapons ban will have an impact is if gun confiscation and mandatory gun buybacks are also implemented. In addition, President Obama's calls for universal background checks would require gun...