One of the refrains you continually hear from the Democrats in their efforts to shut up gun owners is, “No one is coming to take your guns”. And yet when you peruse the news feeds you find stories like this one from Missouri: Assault weapons ban proposed | Springfield News-Leader | news-leader.com
Legislation backed by several St. Louis-area lawmakers would require gun owners to surrender or destroy their assault weapons within 90 days of the measure’s passage. The proposed ban would include semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and semi-automatic pistols with the capacity to shoot more than 10 rounds of ammunition before reloading.
That certainly sounds like confiscation of privately owned firearms to me. But that is not by any means the most frightening, because in the great Democrat-run state of Washington, they are proposing that gun owners be required to open their doors to law enforcement without the legal burden of a warrant: Misstep in gun bill could defeat the effort | Local News | The Seattle Times
Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
But then, with respect to the thousands of weapons like that already owned by Washington residents, the bill says this:
“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”
In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.
So the gun grabbers in the Democratic Party are right now proposing laws to criminalize the current possession of previously legally owned firearms, and requiring that firearms owners open their homes to government agents without reasonable suspicion or an order from the courts. I would love to have someone explain to me how either of these proposed laws are in any way reasonable or even remotely Constitutional?
Democrats believe that they now have the power to run roughshod over the civil rights of gun owners, that we can be treated as second class citizens with limited rights compared to other citizens. If either of these bills are passed and allowed to stand, you will see even more proposed encroachments on the rights of American citizens who choose to posses the tools to defend themselves and their families. It is after all in the nature of tyrants who get a taste of power, to demand ever more from their subjects. And if we allow Democrats to take away our rights as citizens, that is what we will end up being.