California Democrats to confiscate all registered rifles with detachable magazines, prohibit those barred from owning guns to live in houses where a gun is owned, require fingerprinting and background checks for permission to buy ammunition, etc.
Why the call for a national registry and why do gun owners object to such a “common sense” requirement? Because, as Senator Feinstein and Governor Cuomo demonstrated last month and California is proving now, registration is merely the prelude to confiscation. One the government knows who owns guns, who has ammunition in their homes, they can seize it.
And they will.
UPDATE: For fans of “sensible restrictions”, think about this, which is about to become law in California and is proposed for Connecticut residents too (and for all citizens if Obama’s Democrats have their way): The category of who is barred from gun ownership is a broad one, so broad that barring such people from living in homes with guns means forcing you, a lawful gun owner, to choose between surrendering your gun to be melted down or evicting your 18-year old daughter, just convicted of her first DUI, your 20-year old son, who was handed a permanent rap sheet as a sex offender for having sex with his 16-year old girlfriend, your nephew, who’s been tossed from his house because he struck his wife and needs a couch to sleep on, and that good-for-nothing brother-in-law, newly home from the Navy burdened with a dishonorable discharge. Aside from asking yourself what the hell kind of family you have, what are you going to do? Should the state have the right to take away a constitutional right in such circumstances? At least consider that such a broad power to deny one right may lead to the denial of other freedoms you may cherish more.