I've said before, and I tend to remain consistent in my positions, I am not unhappy with federal regulations as they exist today. I have a problem with the states having the right to regulate my transportation of a personal weapon through their state. Someone in this thread stated that the states do not have the right to regulate lawful travel from state to state. So why should the states have the right to deny my rights to free travel, yet not have the right to regulate boat travel?
let me explain something you clearly don't understand
the dealers keep a record of who filled out 4473 forms and they keep a log of say a beretta 92 serial number BER00066555 that they received from Beretta USA that they sold to Johnny THunder on May 10, 2011. They don't send EITHER document to the ATF unless they close. If they close all such documents are sent to the ATF but there is no authority that allows the ATF to make copies of these documents for active shops nor create a data base of gun ownership from close shops. I believe dealers only have to keep records going back 7 years but I haven't checked the law since I actually represented dealers many years ago.
The ATF got in trouble with violating its powers. for example, under clinton they tried to do what was called a FORWARD trace to create statistics to help Clinton promote his moronic gun ban. They would go to FFL shops and root through the 4473s looking for sales of "assault weapons" and then take down the names of the purchasers even though there was no actual investigation concerning the weapons in question. Then clinton or his turds would claim that the ATF was tracing thousands of assault weapons hoping to convince the weak minded that these guns obviously were engaged in sinister activities due to these "official traces"
B. Obviously have had a background check done as I obtained my gun legally.
C. Digitizing is what scares people and makes it easier for the government to track people.
D. You never answered my question about Ruby Ridge and the colossal errors of the DOJ when it came to a law abiding citizen owning guns.
"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didn’t have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, I’m allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and I’ve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I don’t, before you know it, you won’t let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory
I am not under any obligation to prove that I am entitled to exercise a right. Not even to the point of showing you my driver's license or any other identification.
If you want to deny me the right to buy a gun, then it's on you to show up at the gun store, with documentation that proves that I am someone to whom that right may legitimately be denied. Perhaps a “wanted”*poster with my picture and name, showing that I am a fugitive charged with a felony.
The burden of proof belongs on the side that wants to deny someone a right; and not ever on someone who wants to exercise a right.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.