By: Teresa Mull
The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on a bill today that will, if passed, establish a universal gun registry.
“H.R. 8, aka Universal Gun Registration, is up for a vote in anti-gun extremist Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY-10) House Judiciary Committee,” the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) reports. “...If H.R. 8 makes it out of committee today, the gun grabbers may try and exploit the anniversary of the Parkland tragedy by calling for a vote on H.R. 8 in Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives as early as TOMORROW.”
According to NAGR, “H.R. 8, the Pelosi Gun Registration bill, will:
*** BAN all private firearms sales OUTRIGHT -- requiring every gun purchase to be pre-approved by the federal government at YOUR expense.
*** Force all firearm purchases to be registered through the Brady-NICS registration system.
*** Do nothing to stop criminals from obtaining firearms."
NAGR is encouraging Second Amendment supporters to sign a “No Gun Control, No Deals” petition and to call their congressmen.
History Repeats Itself
Ted Patterson explained to Gunpowder Magazine last year how gun registries quickly lead to gun confiscation on a huge scale:
Background checks are nothing more than a firearms registration system, which has historically been a precursor to full-fledged firearms confiscation. Many point to Nazi Germany as one of the best examples of what comes of gun registration. Most people probably do not know that it was not the Nazis nor Hitler who initiated gun registration. It actually was the preexisting Weimar government’s initiative put into law because of their fears of the Communists and Nazis. The Weimar government implemented laws that the Nazis would later use to oppress the German people, namely, German Jews.
Although Hitler rapidly expanded upon what the Weimar government had instituted, this historical event reminds us that well-intentional laws passed by good people can be used by the next round of political operatives to devastating effect. This is why it is so important to stop any hint of universal background checks: such a measure could open the door to a disastrous future.
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.