At Townhall.com: Pennsylvania Democrats Want To Register Your Guns

29 Mar , 2019  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com is about the continued push for gun registration

Democrats want to register your guns. It isn’t just something that universal background checks will eventually lead to. There is a push even in a “gun friendly” state such as Pennsylvania, where only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt. Democrats in the state legislature and Governor Tom Wolf strongly support the bill.

Yet, despite what gun control advocates and Democrats claim, the proposal will take money away from law enforcement policies that work and leave Pennsylvanians less safe.

“The bill would require Pennsylvanians seeking to do anything with a gun, whether that be own, possess, sell or transfer, to apply for gun registration through State Police,” said Rep. Cruz, the bill’s lead sponsor. “This [Pennsylvania State Police] database will aid all law enforcement officials with investigations and with tracking missing or stolen firearms.”

Pennsylvania state police have keep records on all transfers of handguns (both private and through dealers) since 1931 and thus has already had a registration system for them. Records on handgun purchases through dealers go back to 1901. The new regulations would add in the private transfer of long guns as well as a $10 fee per gun per year as well as fingerprinting and citizenship verification.

Gun control advocates have long claimed that a comprehensive registry would be an effective safety tool. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.

Nice logic, but reality has never worked that way. Crime guns are very rarely left at the crime scene. The few that are have been unregistered — criminals are not stupid enough to leave behind a gun that’s registered to them. When a gun is left at the scene, it is usually because the criminal has been seriously injured or killed. These crimes would have been solved even without registration.

Registration hasn’t worked in Pennsylvania or other places. During a 2001 lawsuit, the Pennsylvania state police could not identify a specific crime that had been solved that the registration system from 1901 to 2001, though they did claim that it had “assisted” in a total of four cases but they could provide no details. . . .

The rest of the piece is available here.


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  1. DSM5 says:

    Do liberals care about animals? Then they should care that illegal aliens are involved in wildlife trafficking, a $10 billion industry that harms vulnerable animal populations and brings various endangered species closer to extinction. The most commonly trafficked endangered animal seizures into the United States are coral (2,095), parrots (1,105), and lizards (466).Of the 4,968 live endangered animal seizures, 257 have been of animal species that face a threat of extinction.

    In May 2018, for example, three aliens crossed the border into Texas with a black duffel bag, which they abandoned when they realized there were Border Patrol agents nearby. When agents searched the bag, they discovered an UNCONSCIOUS TIGER CUB. Imagine how many other vulnerable animals are smuggled across US borders daily without anyone knowing!! Everyday in the USA, on our borders, it happens. And liberals do nothing about it. Have you ever heard Pelosi give a damn about these animals? She’s so disconnected from reality she wouldn’t know. She’s another barricaded elite with her fenced and gated home with bodyguards carrying guns. Does Pelosi, AOC or any of these champions of illegal aliens care about these animals? Nope. But many conservative Americans do. And this is another reason they want a wall, more deportations and more border patrol officers to stop attempts to cross illegally into USA.. The Illegal aliens coming from Mexico, there’s a lot of vehicle traffic, and neither customs or us can catch everything, ” said Border patrol agent Chavez. “There aren’t enough agents, Chavez adds, “and it’s all throughout the borders.” Not enough agents.

    Still more, Illegal aliens throw their trash in the cacti among the desert turtles. Desert Turtles have been exposed to batteries, cell phones, clothes, human food, homemade weapons, human waste, jeans, medications, radios, razors, ropes, soap, and water bottles, according to Daily Star reporter Tony Davis. In short, desert animals and plant life have been trampled and harmed by illegal aliens. But CNN won’t show that, right? Fox news doesn’t even show it. Who is speaking up for these defenseless animals!?

    There is no reason Mexico, Ecuador, Guatamala, Hondorus, etc…can’t create a welfare system to care for their elderly, disabled and poor people. We all know these countries are run by the rich. The elite. There is no middle class. This is why we don’t see truly oppressed people coming from these countries. There’s no wars going on in these countries. Millions of Americans TRAVEL to all these countries yearly. Some Americans live in these countries. So how then could they be so awful that these people would have to “flee.” Nobody is fleeing. They are coming here for our resources. Our free education for their kids. Free healthcare. Free housing. Free welfare money. Free dental care. Free eye glasses. Real refugees don’t illegally enter a country for free stuff. Real refugees fleeing real oppressive countries would include lawyers, doctors, scientists, teachers and other educated people. You only see the most uneducated poor coming from Latin America. These are not people who are coming here to enhance our country for the most part. But aside from that reality is the most awful reality of what the continual illegal immigration is doing to innocent animals and the environment.

    When people stay in their own country it brings order. They are forced to work with their own government to help each other. When they choose to illegally enter another country they cause chaos and confusion and harm.
    The leaders of every Latin American country are a disgrace. Imagine if American citizens were leaving and illegally crossing deserts and rivers? Causing destruction to themselves, others and animals? Wouldn’t we be ashamed and embarrassed? Disgusted? Try to do better within the US to help our own people? What kind of weak pathetic leaders are running Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, etc…that they can watch their own citizens on TV, leaving their own country? Do they have no shame? What does this say about their leadership? Their ability to lead a country? They are a disgrace. THey let their own people do this? Encourage it so they can keep living the high life? And could care less about the cost of human life or animals being hurt in the selfish world they live. We should ban all US travel to all of these countries that turn a blind eye to human and animal trafficking across the US border until they start caring for their OWN CITIZENS so these people will STOP illegally crossing our US border and causing such chronic harm.

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