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Why all the discourse on unilateral registration of firearms & background checks

  1. SEXYLADYDEE profile image71
    SEXYLADYDEEposted 5 years ago

    Why all the discourse on unilateral registration of firearms & background checks across the country?

    We need a uniform system of gun registration and background checks for gun purchasers. It may eventually have to be extended to current owners as well. Why is there so much negativity and opposition to what appears to be a logical stance? Especially in light of so many multiple killings.

  2. twayneking profile image90
    twaynekingposted 5 years ago

    It's the problem of the camel's nose in the tent.  Once we are all registered, then the government knows where to find all the guns and then it becomes relatively simple for the government to quickly and efficiently disarm the populace. It can be done practically overnight.

    Ask the Austrians how gun registration worked out for them when their new German masters instituted a more efficient system of universal gun registration it in Austria.  They'll tell you exactly why it's not a good idea to give the government a list of everyone who owns a gun.

    If we lived in a better world, we'd have nothing to fear.  But then, in a better world, we'd have no need to register guns.

  3. SEXYLADYDEE profile image71
    SEXYLADYDEEposted 5 years ago

    To me registration isn't infallible. People move  The priority is background checks to take guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally unstable. I understand it only removes some. But we have to start some where. Dee

  4. Brandi Cooper profile image60
    Brandi Cooperposted 5 years ago

    It's an inconvenience, basically. I think it comes from paranoia and this propagandized fear of the government and conspiracy theories. Not to mention, people like to do what they want to do, when and how they want to do it. Registering for guns and requiring background checks unilaterally would interfere with that. It also probably has to do with the fact that it's all a way to crack down on criminals and gun-owners appear to be easily offended over the idea that they would be subjected to the same laws that a criminal breaks (or circumvents) in order to commit their crime (though they handle the rest of the law just fine). But I would say a lot of it does fall back on fear.

    The Germany/Hitler-took-all-the-guns myth, for example. People use that as an excuse for why the idea of gun control is bad. They compare Obama to Hitler and shout 'communism!' and 'Nazis!'.

    Hitler only confiscated guns from the Jews (for reasons that are obvious to history and were very, very racially motivated). The government prior to Hitler and the Nazis had already put gun registration into effect (the Nazis actually eased up on it - not to mention, those laws had been put into place to try and limit gun ownership of Nazis in the first place, so once the Nazis took over, they were able to use those gun laws to their advantage). So Hitler, Germany, and their gun registration/ownership issues are an absolute non-issue when it comes to the gun control situation here in America. Not only were they very different times, but the circumstances, motivations, and politics were all different as well.

    1. twayneking profile image90
      twaynekingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are incorrect in your history, Brandi.  Hitler registered everybody's guns, then took them from all but the police (secret and otherwise). So did Stalin. So did Mao.  So did Pol Pot, Pretty much all the great dictators disarmed the populace. .

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      More people should do the research like you did, Brandi.  Gun registration and licensing (for long guns as well as for handguns) were legislated by an anti-National Socialist government in 1928, five years before the Nazi 's gained power.