A recent testimony from Eric Holder in front of Congress revealed the Obama administration’s true intention when it comes to their idea of “common sense” gun control, they want to be able to track every gun in the country.
In his testimony he said that he and his Department of Justice are exploring things like biometrics and RFID bracelets to attack to firearms in the name of “safety,” and that he believes gun owners wouldn’t mind having such devices on their guns.
This isn’t a joke, either. Apparently the Obama administration has been thinking about these measures, which would only lead to a registry, for some time now. They seem to forget, however, that our Second Amendment rights are not granted by permission from government so therefore they can’t be taken away by Holder or Obama, regardless of their justification of it.
Here’s what Holder said during his testimony:
“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe.”
“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis”
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The Free Beacon reports that the Justice Department has requested an increase in spending on “gun safety” in the amount of $382.1 million for fiscal year 2014, of which $2 million will be spent on “Gun Safety Technology” grants so it sounds like he’s serious.
Also, Obama’s budget proposal calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence – including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”
Does any of this sound like something you want to deal with in order to exercise one of your rights? Perhaps we should require the same for voting? Everyone wears an RFID bracelet so that nobody can vote more than once and no votes can be cast without one. After all, there’s far more cases of fraudulent votes than there are accidental deaths from a firearm, but we all know that’s not going to happen since those who rely on those fraudulent votes would never consider doing anything that would stop them from happening.
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