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National Gun registry bill gains momentum
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Quote:WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 — The Firearms Owner Protection Act of 1986 prohibits the maintenance of a government-held firearms registry in the United States.

The same legislation which imposed the NICS background check requirement and enacted the restrictions on “machine guns” in the United States also blocks the government’s ability to collect firearms information on law-abiding citizens.

The idea behind blocking a gun registry is simple enough to understand, but a bitter pill for progressives to swallow.

The prevailing argument is that government-run gun registries lead eventually to confiscation.

In addition, they only track weapons owned by those who do not intend to commit crimes with them, and so registration seems to be just another form of government control. Gun registries in Canada had little impact on crime rates, and registries in the U.K. and Australia led to confiscation without stopping rising violent crime rates.

Despite that, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., wants to eliminate the prohibition on gun registries and grant the ATF greater authority to collect information. H.R. 1728, the “Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act” was introduced to Congress by Rangel in April, and has recently gained support among Democrats.

The bill, titled the “Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act,” does anything but. It strips away restrictions placed on the FBI and ATF in creating and maintaining a national registry.

There are of course already lists of stolen guns which have been used in crimes, and the records of “Out of Business” FFL holders which are supposed to be sent to the government for “safe keeping.”

The act not only removes these restrictions, but it also asks for money to be able to pay for administrators and collectors to maintain the registry

The bill also does away with the provision mandating that all record checks be destroyed within 24 hours
.

This is a fundamental requirement of the existing law to safeguard the rights of gun owners against the government.

It is a perfect example of legislation that restricts freedom and increases government control being compounded by new legislation, building further restrictions off of previous ones.


Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/g...8rax7jK.99
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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middlefinger;143891 Wrote:
Quote:WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 — The Firearms Owner Protection Act of 1986 prohibits the maintenance of a government-held firearms registry in the United States.

The same legislation which imposed the NICS background check requirement and enacted the restrictions on “machine guns” in the United States also blocks the government’s ability to collect firearms information on law-abiding citizens.

The idea behind blocking a gun registry is simple enough to understand, but a bitter pill for progressives to swallow.

The prevailing argument is that government-run gun registries lead eventually to confiscation.

In addition, they only track weapons owned by those who do not intend to commit crimes with them, and so registration seems to be just another form of government control. Gun registries in Canada had little impact on crime rates, and registries in the U.K. and Australia led to confiscation without stopping rising violent crime rates.

Despite that, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., wants to eliminate the prohibition on gun registries and grant the ATF greater authority to collect information. H.R. 1728, the “Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act” was introduced to Congress by Rangel in April, and has recently gained support among Democrats.

The bill, titled the “Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act,” does anything but. It strips away restrictions placed on the FBI and ATF in creating and maintaining a national registry.

There are of course already lists of stolen guns which have been used in crimes, and the records of “Out of Business” FFL holders which are supposed to be sent to the government for “safe keeping.”

The act not only removes these restrictions, but it also asks for money to be able to pay for administrators and collectors to maintain the registry

The bill also does away with the provision mandating that all record checks be destroyed within 24 hours
.

This is a fundamental requirement of the existing law to safeguard the rights of gun owners against the government.

It is a perfect example of legislation that restricts freedom and increases government control being compounded by new legislation, building further restrictions off of previous ones.


Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/g...8rax7jK.99

One reason I'd prefer to stay with PICS.

Not that I own guns anymore.
A gun rack in a pick-up is not for holding guns. Its a place for women to hold on to. Smile
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I agree pics at least state level. I also lost all my guns in a boating accident
Rcpaul, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jan 2013.
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The PICS check includes a NCIS check, and several others as well. Any changes to the NICS check would still affect us.
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