Isn't A Background Check Basically Gun Registration?Submitted by vinceableworld on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:08
In the wake of the recent posting of gun-permit holders in New York, I think it's a fair question. It doesn't really matter WHAT gun you have, it's about if you have them or not... or are very likely to have them.
I think it's a discussion that needs to be had. "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Isn't a CCW permit infringement?
Isn't a background check infringement?
If you're compelled to submit your information to the FEDs in order to buy a gun isn't that basically de-facto gun registration already? Do you really think the "government" doesn't hang onto that information forever? Please stop yourself before telling us what the guidelines are before the information has to be discarded...
As if the "government" ever actually follows it's own regulations. Ever hear of the constitution? That's a big fat regulation that is virtually ignored.
So why are all these people who are okay with CCW permits and background checks so violently opposed to gun registration? Shouldn't you be equally either for/or against CCW permits, background checks AND gun registration?
Isn't that like saying: "I'm not opposed to the 'government' invading my privacy, as long as they promise to only hold the data for a limited time?"
You have DHS compiling lists of peace activists... do you really think they are going to allow all that precious data on potential gun-owners to be just deleted after a certain amount of time... really?
Did the founders want the government to know who had a gun and was therefore able to effectively defend themselves from tyranny?