Hawaii’s Gun Owner Registration Reporting Edict Fundamental to Enabling Confiscation

By David Codrea

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Of course it's not about any of that. All it will do is make it easier to disenfranchise “law-abiding” gun owners. (GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE)

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country,” the New York Post reports. “Hawaii Governor David Ige, a Democrat, on Thursday signed into law a bill to have police in the state enroll people into an FBI criminal monitoring service after they register their firearms as already required, his office said in a statement.”

That’s what they say it’s for. What they don’t say is the people also already exempted by law from any form of gun registration are convicted violent criminals.  That’s because the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v Haynes, properly, if you think about it, that requiring a prohibited person to register a firearm is equivalent to requiring him to self-incriminate, a violation of Fifth Amendment protections.

We also have historical dangers: Stephen P. Halbrook tells the horrible and outrageous tale of Olympic gymnast Alfred Flatow, a Jew identified by the Nazis from mandatory gun registration lists and condemned to a concentration camp.

No fair? It’s ludicrous to resort to Godwin’s law because this is America?

Hey, who’d have ever thought we’d have secret lists with which to deny citizens rights without due process? Plus it’s not like the government hasn’t already put whole “disfavored” groups of people into internment camps.

And it’s not like there haven’t been demands from the gun-grabbers to treat NRA like a terrorist organization. There’s even a MoveOn.org petition.

We also have examples of the government using registration lists against gun owners:

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) had notified the 2,340 New Yorkers who had been licensed earlier to possess semi-automatic rifles and shotguns that any of those licensed firearms that were covered by the ban had to be surrendered, rendered inoperable or taken out of the city. The recipients of the notification were directed to send back a sworn statement indicating what had been done with those firearms.

Gun owners basically have two options when confronted with such edicts: Capitulate and surrender, or become part of the “I will not comply” paradigm and be destroyed if caught (raising a third option for those who will not accept that outcome) .

As for the ubiquitous dismissal that this is just paranoia because no one wants to take our guns we have plenty of evidence that’s exactly what the gun-grabbers want to do – from Obama renewing his call to ban “assault weapons,” to highly publicized calls to “repeal the Second Amendment.”

That makes it all the more critical for gun owners to understand how much hangs in the balance if Hillary Clinton gets to be the one to determine the new majority of the Supreme Court. And it makes it crucial to underscore that by realizing there is one legislative and judicial threat greater than any other currently facing us, one that can make “progressive” dreams come true: Subversive immigration / enforcement policies designed to enable a “pathway to citizenship” for populations known to overwhelmingly support Democrat/anti-gun policies.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 5 thoughts on “Hawaii’s Gun Owner Registration Reporting Edict Fundamental to Enabling Confiscation

    1. Liberals are against Freedom and they think they are smarter than anyone else: But the truth is they are the stupidest people on earth.
      If I lived in Hawaii I would not register my guns, well lets be honest I will not register my guns no matter where I live.

    2. Good Job Hawaii! What a great idea. This really should work very well.
      I’m sure all the terrorists, drug dealers & criminals are forming lines around the block waitng to register their firearms.
      Liberals: they always seem to know what’s better for you than you do. They’re all hoplophobes!

    3. I believe it violates 922G . Therefore all the Hawaiian polticians that voted for this are breaking Federal law.

    4. http://guncite.com/gun_control_gcnobody.html

      http://www.gunscholar.org/gunban.htm

      “We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. . . . [W]e’ll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. . . . The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.

      Richard Harris, A Reporter at Large: Handguns, New Yorker, July 26, 1976, at 53, 58 (quoting Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc.) (boldface added, italics in original).”

    5. Hawaii is just another suburb of Tokyo. It’s a long ‘commute’ and only the rich Japanese can afford it. They we’re worried about plunging real estate prices when they found out Barry was living there. LOL

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