Registration = Confiscation

Over at the Daily Kos, a writer endorses the principle that gun registration is the first step towards gun confiscation.

The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns. That means everything. No pistols, no revolvers, no semiautomatic or automatic rifles. No bolt action. No breaking actions or falling blocks. Nothing. This is the only thing that we can possibly do to keep our children safe from both mass murder and common street violence.

The very first thing we need is national registry. We need to know where the guns are, and who has them. Canada has a national firearms registry. We need to copy their model. We need a law demanding all firearms be registered to a national database. We need to know who has them and where they are.

So registration is the first step. Now that the vast majority are registered, we can do what we will. One good first step would be to close the registry to new registrations. This would, in effect, prevent new guns from being made or imported. This would put the murder machine corporations out of business for good, and cut the money supply to the NRA/GOA. As money dries up, the political capital needed for new controls will be greatly reduced.

We must make guns expensive and unpopular, just like cigarettes. A nationwide, antigun campaign paid for by a per gun yearly tax paid by owners, dealers, and manufacturers would work well in this regard. We should also segway into an anti-hunting campaign, like those in the UK. By making hunting expensive and unpopular, we can make the transition to a gun free society much less of a headache for us.

Don’t let anyone tell you that registration is about anything other than confiscation.

There is good news. The writer is getting some good push back in the comments. Even on the Kos, there are those who support individual liberty.

You will have to Google the article, I won’t link to the Daily Kos: How to Ban Guns: A step by step, long term process

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4 Responses to Registration = Confiscation

  1. Uke says:

    I’d like to personally thank that author for the greatest argument against firearm registration that can possibly be made.

    Registration MUST be the line in the sand for everyone that cares even a whit about liberty.

    People on the left will say, “Don’t worry! We’ll let you keep them! We just want to have proper accountability!” Some mean it, but many will simply whisper under their breaths, “… for now.”

    People on the right will say, “This sucks, but it’s not time to get really angry yet, right? I mean, they’re not actually taking them away. If they do that, ho-HO, then I’ll get off the couch and get pissed, you betcha!” They don’t even realize that by then it’s far too late.

  2. notamobster says:

    My line in the sand is directly in front of me. Give the government a list of the firearms I no longer own? NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

    I wouldn’t give the government a list of the tennis shoes I have in my house, much less the arms which, if I had them, would be owned for protection against that same government.

  3. rider says:

    My father – a WWII vet, drummed three items in my head concerning guns.

    1) Never use a gun to bluff, 2) Never point a gun at something you do not intend to kill, 3) Never agree to government registration. The last comment was always backed up with Germany as an example – without specifics, he did not talk much about what happened while he was in the service.

    (He also taught me gun safety as well – God bless him.)

  4. BaconNeggs says:

    Canada Gun Registry is insane and one of the biggest joke, ever. It has done nothing, absolutely nothing to stop hardcore criminals using guns, instead gun crime has increased in Canada since its introduction.

    A government program that was supposed to cost a couple million to enact and run, ended up costing taxpayers around a Billion dollars.

    Oh and that Gun Registry list, corrupt police officers in Toronto were selling the information to criminals, who distributed the information to specifically target and rob registered gun owners.
    They knew exactly who, the address and what firearms were stored there.

    Did I mention Canada’s Gun Registry is a Fn joke.