Nearly one thousand gun owners in the state of New York stood together in protest of the NY Safe Act, an act passed in January of 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Shooting.
The NY Safe Act bans the possession of high-capacity magazines (magazines with over 5 rounds) regardless of when they were made or where they were sold. Other limitations/provisions associated with this act include background checks and sales documentation for purchase of ammo, requirement to create a registry with any assault weapon in the state, ban on internet sales, and allows law enforcement to seize one’s firearm without a warrant or court order.
The Safe Act mandates that all assault weapons be registered by April 15, 2014. NY gun owners are openly stating their refusal to comply by burning their registration forms. At this time, it is estimated that only 3,000 out of 1.2 million assault weapons have been registered since the NY Safe Act was first introduced in January 2013. As we are reaching the April deadline, more and more gun owners are refusing to comply because they believe that registration leads to confiscation. Who can blame them? If you haven’t noticed, they aren’t alone. Look at Connecticut where only 50,000 guns were registered out of nearly half a million.
Don’t think registration leads to confiscation? The NYPD is now sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms.
Still not enough for you? Fine. Let’s look into past events.
Historically, American gun control legislation has been imitating Hitler’s Nazi Germany gun control legislation for quite some time. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the United States Gun Control Act of 1968. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar.
The Nazi Weapons Act
United States Gun Control Act
|1||Classified guns for sporting purposes||1||Introduced term “sporting purpose”|
|2||All Germans desiring to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and submit to a background check||2||Exempted government agencies from the controls which applied to law-abiding citizens|
|3||The law assumed that non-Nazi German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazi’s from the gun control law||3||The Law assumes that mentally ill people will turn their guns on innocents and the government is given the power to limit the purchase by people DEEMED to be a threat by labeling them as mentally ill.|
|4||The Nazi’s assumed unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not, be owned by private persons||4||Authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to decide what firearms could or could not be owned by private persons|
|5||The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats||5||The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats|
|6||Citizens under 18 years of age could not buy firearms and ammunition||6||Age restriction of 18 years and 21 years were applied to anyone who wished to purchase firearms and ammunition|
Want more recent? Ok.
Let’s look at Canada first. In June of 2013, citizens were evacuated from their homes in the High River area of Alberta due to flooding. Due to the massive flooding, most were not able to return to their homes and later found that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized large quantities of fire arms from their evacuated homes and would not return them unless they were registered under the proper class. If their firearm was under the “restricted” or “prohibited” class, they were destroyed. Canadian government confiscated firearms ILLEGALLY from law abiding citizens. First they created a law requiring citizens to register guns. Why? To track the sales of firearms of course. Next the passed laws to ban firearms. Finally, they notified gun owners that they were to surrender their REGISTERED firearms to the local police.
Don’t you get it? It has to start somewhere. They can’t just ban guns and confiscate them out of the blue. People would get too upset too quickly and the laws would backfire so they are choosing to go in slowly. Sound familiar? It should because it’s happening here.
Now let’s go a little closer to home. How about California? In April of 2013, the California State Legislature passed a bill approving $24 million to help confiscate more than 40,000 handguns from felons or those deemed mentally/emotionally unfit to own firearms. Hmm sounds likes that would be fine at first? Well think again. Once again, look at Connecticut and all of the gun owners who chose not to register their firearms. Now they are consider felons because they did not comply with state laws. What makes you think that you won’t be consider a felon, giving them “reason” to enter into your home and confiscate your firearms? Heck, what makes you think it won’t happen if you DO comply with the laws?
Wake up people and start fighting for your rights. Our country was founded on these rights for a reason. One last question to all you anti-gun wackos- What happens when your precious government turns on you and you have no protection?