By Dean Weingarten
Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- When second amendment supporters say that “Universal Background Checks” is just a step toward universal registration, which leads to confiscation over time, those who want a disarmed population insist, no, it cannot happen, background checks can never lead to registration.
In Connecticut, the Hartford Courant is calling for exactly that. From courant.com:
But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law.
Any time legislators have attempted to create a way for background checks to be conducted without a paper or digital trail that can be used for later gun confiscation, those proposals have been shot down by the people who claim that “no one wants to ban your guns“.
If “the state must try to enforce the law”, what are the writer’s views are on enforcing the law on illegal immigration, marijuana possession, and voter fraud? I suspect that the writer only wants the laws that he likes enforced.
It is clear that the ban on future ownership of so-called “assault weapons” in Connecticut is in direct violation of the second amendment of the Constitution. It is a clear infringement, if ever there was one. It is directly in violation of the highest law of the land.
The article in the Courant shows exactly why “universal background checks” are a very bad idea, and why private sales should remain private. They are the safety valve that prevents gun registration and gun confiscation.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.