Teamsters Boss Is Going to Speak at the Republican Convention
Apparently, a California City Found This Traffic Sign to Be Homophobic
This Is Going to Be a Close Race
May Border Numbers Show Crisis 'Is Never Going to End' With Biden in...
The True Meaning of Freedom
Trump Continues to Dominate in the Polls
Democrat Giggles, Mocks News Coverage About the Young Girl Raped By an Illegal...
New DHS Doc Reveals It Labels Trump Supporters, Catholics As Terror Threats
This FY Alone, More Than 13K Criminal Illegal Aliens Arrested In the U.S.
Another Girl Was Just Murdered and Raped by an Illegal Immigrant
You Won’t Believe the Resolution Democrats Unveiled for Pride Month
Unholy Alliance Seeks Closer Cooperation With Russia-North Korea Mutual Defense Pact
This Democrat Mayor's Home Was Just Raided by the FBI
Dem Rep. Mark Pocan Giddy at Idea of Serving Netanyahu's ICC Arrest Warrant:...
Leftists: How Dare Conservatives Draw Attention to All Those Violent Crimes Committed by...
Tipsheet

Freedom Is Slavery: Hawaii Could Be First State To Enter Its Gun Owners Into A Federal Database

It’s as if we’re getting a preview of what Second Amendment rights would look like in Hillary Clinton’s America. Recently, California all but banned rifles and imposed background checks for ammunition. Now, Hawaii may become the first state that enters its gun-owning residents into a federal database (via AP):

Advertisement

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.

"I don't like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them" said Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state. "We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us."

[…]

Sen. Will Espero, who introduced the bill, and the Honolulu Police Department said Hawaii could serve as a model for other states if it becomes the first to enact the law.

Yet others say gun owners shouldn't have to be entered in a database to practice a constitutional right.

"You're curtailing that right by requiring that a name be entered into a database without doing anything wrong," said Kenneth Lawson, faculty at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law.

[…]

"This is an extremely dangerous bill. Exercising a constitutional right is not inherently suspicious," said Amy Hunter for the National Rifle Association. "Hawaii will now be treating firearms as suspect and subject to constant monitoring."

Advertisement

We can look forward to this if Clinton and the Democrats retain control of the White House and possibly take back Congress. In Hawaii, it’s possible that in the future, your name would be added into a federal database because you’ve exercised a constitutionally protected right to own a firearm. That’s ridiculous. Moreover, it does set up an avenue for government to confiscate your guns. Clinton has said that Australia’s gun control laws serve as a “good example,” though we all know that the Land Down Under implemented a draconian system of gun registration, bans, and, yes, confiscation. Oh, and it created a rather violent black market for firearms. This isn’t crazy talk. Government will always overstep its bounds. Wayne LaPierre said at CPAC in 2013 that the only reason anti-gunners want a gun registry is to either tax our firearms or to take them.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement