All too often, but especially while the spilled blood is still warm, the gun control cabal trots out their ineffective [if not un-Constitutional] proposals…always in an attempt to nibble at the edges, instead of pursuing their true aim.
We of the Constitutional and civil liberties camp, regard them with expected and insulted derision….and while I’m not sure that I would support the measure below, for a variety of reasons…..it did strike me at least, as a novel and possibly not un-Constitutional proposal. I’m interested to hear what gun rights and gun control supporters alike…think of the intent and the effectiveness of such.
Kevin, who runs The Smallest Minority blog, had an exchange online with someone they knew
Here’s an alternative for you: Instead of applying for a “firearms ownership ID,” how about the State runs a full background check on you when issuing a State ID: driver’s license, whatever. If you’re a prohibited person, that ID gets a “No Guns” symbol – you know, the pistol in the international circle with a slash through it. That way, if you go buy a gun, the seller – FFL or private person – asks to see your ID and if it doesn’t have that symbol, they’re free to sell to you. If you’re slapped with a restraining order, arrested for domestic violence, whatever, you’re required to turn in your ID for new ID. If you don’t, a warrant is issued for your arrest until you do, AND they can force you to divest yourself from whatever you own (as they can now, but never seem to bother to).
That way, the government knows only who’s eligible and who’s not. Not specifically who legally OWNS guns, and who does not.