The most brutal dictators of the last century were famous for their gun registration and confiscation schemes
In addition to the outrageous national gun registration requirement, the bill also requires you to:
Pass a written examination to purchase a firearm.
Release your medical records -- including confidential mental health records -- to the government to get your "fitness" to own a firearm approved.
Observe a two-day waiting period before all firearms purchases.
Pay a gun tax of $25 or more on all firearm purchases.
and alsobans all private firearms sales and maximizes penalties for minor clerical errors in dealing with the national gun registry.
Does this seem right or a bit overboard?
We need to remember why the writers of the Constitution gave the citizens of this country the right to own and bear arms. The had left a monarchy and came to a country where that monarchy used them and treated them as low class and subservient instead of as citizens the same as those in England. They decided that an armed citizenry gave them the advantage to keep the government at bay. We could, if needed, form a militia and rise up against oppression and tyranny. Disarming the citizens takes that right that we have held dear and the comfort from it. We are not in service to the government. It is in service to us. It exist for us, by us, and from us. If we choose, we can rise up against it. It is our right as a citizen. It keeps the people we put in office from become too arrogant and thinking they are somehow better than the rest of us.
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