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Resident of Connecticut reluctantly stood in line in order to sign up for the mandated gun registry that goes into effect January 1, 2014. Gun owners feel not only that the registry is unconstitutional but also that this could be a sign of bigger things to come.
The biggest fear of all gun owners is that one day big brother will come crashing through your front door demanding you hand over all your weapons. The first step to this process, as many believe, is a gun registry—in other words, a gun locator for future confiscation.
(See also: New Jersey to Turn Kids with BB Guns Into Felons)
So as this is the first step toward stricter gun control for Connecticut gun owners, you can understand their frustration. They also express that the legal gun owners standing in these lines, aren’t the ones politicians and authorities should be targeting.
Local gun owners explain that criminals—you know the ones we should be trying to stop—aren’t going to abide by a gun registration or any other form of gun control. In fact, the only people the law is hurting are those it was intended to protect.
As people lined up at the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Ct, reporters went and directly asked gun owners how they felt. One resident registering his firearm, Jared Krajewski conveyed, “If people are going to do things illegally, they’re not going to be here registering their gun.”
Of course the Connecticut registry is nothing compared to New York and Colorado gun laws where they have an all-out ban on specific firearms, but it is not any less wrong.
(See also: NYPD Confiscating Resident’s Guns)
The gun registry is the best legislation politicians could pass in responses to the tragedy at Sandy Hook while facing gun rights opposition. Although it was a tragedy, residents are left puzzled on a how a registry would have stopped something like Sandy Hook or any other crime for that matter.
What do you guys think—is this necessary or a means to a more controlling agenda?