So Feinstein wants to register a few guns. What could go wrong? Ask gun owners around New York
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Califailure) has been scheming for “over a year” on a way to re-ban “assault weapons,” according all the pictures of them that she’s studied:
On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, ”I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. [Emphasis added]
Not prone to the same thrill I get when looking at pictures of cool guns, I’m sure, she wants to ban the scariest looking ones first.
According to a Dec. 27th posting on Sen. Feinstein’s website and a draft of the bill obtained by NRA-ILA, the new ban would, among other things, adopt new definitions of “assault weapon” that would affect a much larger variety of firearms, require current owners of such firearms to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act, and require forfeiture of the firearms upon the deaths of their current owners. Some of the changes in Feinstein’s new bill are as follows:
Read more for a list of the changes
Leftists everywhere I’m sure see nothing wrong with an outright ban on everything, but the more moderate liberal types might not see anything wrong with simply registering weapons at the very least. I mean, what could be the harm in that?
Well, ask registered gun owners in New York’s Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties what harm there could be. Gun owners nationwide would be one FOIA request away from having their names and addresses splayed all over the internet by leftist zealots:
New York’s “Journal News” ignited a fierce debate Sunday after publishing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in two New York counties. They are actively working on acquiring data for a third county.
The article, titled “Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?,” reads:
The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.
Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.
To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.
Putnam is still putting together its records and could not immediately provide any data. The map will be updated when that data is released. [Emphasis added]
Putnam County, as it turned out, politely told the Journal News to get stuffed, but it could just as easily have caved as well.
Can you imagine what an administration as loose with our rights as the Obama Regime would do with all that registration info if it had it? Can you imagine them turning down a request like the one the Journal News made? That it hasn’t happened yet to firearms owners who are currently required to federally register their firearms is a major miracle to me.
Seriously, the idiocy of publishing a list of citizens who’ve broken no law as easily as they would a list of registered sex offenders should engender a mass of lawsuits for whatever cause a resident registered gun owner can dream up. What, with burglars rushing to their website before breaking into houses, I mean:
“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” former burglar and jewel thief Walter T. Shaw said. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?”
The FBI reportedly blames Shaw, 65, for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. In other words, his credentials as a thief are legitimate.
“What they did was insanity,” Shaw added.
What Shaw calls “insanity” is nothing more than standard operating procedure for the leftist Democrats, with whom the end always justifies the means.
- American Gun Owners to be Fingerprinted and Registered: Feinstein Announces Nightmare Plan (dprogram.net)
- Second Amendment: Gun Grabbers Forge Ahead (maddmedic.wordpress.com)
- Feinstein: More Power, More Money to ATF to Register All Guns (a4cgr.wordpress.com)
- Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer (foxnews.com)