Florida Democrat: I Want A Gun Registry

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Posted: Jun 07, 2018 12:45 PM
Florida Democrat: I Want A Gun Registry

Common sense gun control, they said. But we all know that’s a lie. Anti-gunners want to repeal the Second Amendment and push an agenda of gun bans and confiscation. What’s happening in Oregon, Deerfield, Illinois, and Boulder, Colorado pretty much shows where they are, despite the soft talk about respecting the Second Amendment, but wanting more gun control laws.  You know the game: we respect the Second Amendment, I hunt, I’m a gun owner, I respect hunters, and target shooters but...—which is where things drift into political fantasyland and the inauthentic. 

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) feeding off Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-gun bill that he signed into law this year, which increased the age to purchase firearms to 21, now wants a gun registry (via Orlando Weekly):

Federal law prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from creating an electronic, accessible database of gun records – but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says he has a fix for that. 

That’s why he’s filed a bill called the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act, which would give ATF up to three years to create a database that would include all records in its possession on the sale, importation, production or shipment of firearms.

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Making matters even more complicated, Florida law says that it’s a felony offense to create a list of gun owners. Government agencies risk up to a $5 million fine from the state for doing so.

The Florida Legislature has previously concluded a list of gun owners could be “an instrument for profiling, harassing or abusing law-abiding citizens based on their choice to own a firearm and exercise their Second Amendment right.” 

Yes, they would be abused. If the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act weren’t signed into law in 2005, which shielded gun manufacturers from overzealous lawsuits, like blaming Remington for a shooting, there would be either no firearms industry, or one that was greatly diminished. That’s why gun makers can’t be sued for crimes in which their products were unknowingly used. 

Now, concerning this Nelson initiative, if you want to take away people’s guns, which is something the anti-gun Left definitely wants to do, you have to start with a solid foundation of information, like a database.

(H/T Bearing Arms)